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Bachelorette Party Tip – Collecting Money from Your Friends

It is a hassle collecting money for a bachelorette party especially when you don’t know everyone that’s invited. We can help! Let us do it for you! We know that as the Maid of Honor your responsibilities don’t stop at planning the bachelorette party. Unlike the Best Man you actually help with the wedding. =)  When you use our service everyone invited can log-on and pay for their own seat, it means you won’t be out of pocket if people don’t show up. Each girl will also have the option to contribute toward the Bride’s seat as well.

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British Stag-Do vs. American Bachelor Party: Staggered tells all

Dear The United States of America,
Now we have your collective attention, Staggered would like to explain the possibly alien concept of the stag-do. Yes, yes, you have your ‘bachelor parties’, but what with your relatively strict laws on alcohol, your high quality cable television and your fast food options, you’ll likely have no idea of the sort of entertainment we have to make for ourselves here in the good old UK. As the UK’s leading men’s wedding website [LINKTO: www.iamstaggered.com] we thought you might appreciate a crash course.
The typical British stag-do usually takes place a few weeks or a month or so prior to the wedding day. The old-school UK stag-do happened like this: the groom, best man, and their mates would go to the local town and spend the afternoon and evening touring each and every drinking establishment getting increasingly drunk and end up at a local club, or as their better halves would suspect, a strip club if the area offers that level of culture. By law it had to end with the groom being tied nude to a lamppost, or with multiple vomitings. And then a kebab.
However, in modern-day Britain, the landscape of staggery has shifted. Developments such as 24-hour drinking mean that a typical stag-do can be even more debauched than ever. In the UK, cities such as Newcastle, Blackpool, Liverpool and Birmingham are awash with stag and hen parties, each and every weekend, and activities like paintballing and go-karting are fully booked months in advance through stag organisers like The Stag Company [LINKTO: www.thestagcompany.com], DesignaVenture [LINKTO: www.designaventure.co.uk] and Last Night of Freedom [LINKTO: www.lastnightoffreedom.co.uk].
As much as they hate to admit it, so not to break the illusion of their tremendous masculinity, modern dos are all about bonding and new experiences whilst they can be taken. The majority of stags now tend to get dressed up. Standard practice is the group t-shirt, with each specially-printed garment sporting the name of the stag and the nickname of each of his mates, many of which are as filthy as the best man has imagination to concoct.
Alternatively, many stags are starting to dress more creatively and take on a theme. Morphsuits [LINKTO: http://www.iamstaggered.com/featured/goodbye-dignity-hello-morphsuits] are also now commonplace on the stag circuit, so don’t be frightened if you’re out and about and are approached by a drunk in flexible orange spandex. OK, actually, maybe do be frightened. Another big trend at the moment are the printed facemasks sold by the likes of Mask-Arade [LINKTO: www.mask-arade.com], which provide an excellent way to embarrass the hell out of the groom.
Drink is still the running thread of any great stag do. And it’s unlikely to be the fine British ale that you might associate with us, as much as shots, shooters and weirdly luminescent fermented fruit drinks, often one after the other, often simultaneously, occasionally intravenously. Then things get messy. Truly, you may be from Baltimore, or the Bronx, or anywhere else we’ve read about and thought, “Where I live is a bit spicy!”, but you’ve witnessed nothing until you’ve braved a British town centre early on a Sunday morning.
If ever you make it over to our shores for a stag-do, or just on a voyage of cultural learning then give us a ring and we’ll take you out and get you shit-faced. That’s right, we just invited your entire country back to ours. Chin, chin!
Staggered [LINKTO: www.iamstaggered.com] is the UK’s leading men’s wedding website and the perfect place to find proposal ideas [LINKTO: www.iamstaggered.com/getting-engaged], stag do ideas [LINKBOTHTO: www.iamstaggered.com/stag-do], mens wedding suits [LINKTO: www.iamstaggered.com/style] and wedding speeches [LINKTO: www.iamstaggered.com/wedding-speeches]. We also know a lot about bacon.

Dear The United States of America,

Now we have your collective attention, Staggered would like to explain the possibly alien concept of the stag-do. Yes, yes, you have your ‘bachelor parties’, but what with your relatively strict laws on alcohol, your high quality cable television and your fast food options, you’ll likely have no idea of the sort of entertainment we have to make for ourselves here in the good old UK. As the UK’s leading men’s wedding website we thought you might appreciate a crash course.

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