11 Tips for Organising an Awesome Hen Party!

1 – Choosing a Venue

This is meant to be one of the greatest days/nights of a bride’s life and the best way to achieve it is to make sure that all party goers get at least something of what they want. As Maid of Honour it falls on you to organise the best night out possible. The best way to achieve this is to be open and discuss the arrangements with the bride. It is all very admirable going it alone and taking all the responsibility, but remember it is her day and she who loses, if it all goes horrible wrong.

Start by getting everyone’s email address and then keep them informed. Speak to all the invitees and set a budget, get a few ideas then let the bride give you some guidance. Remember to set the date early and put it in your diaries. Some women are party animals and that late night club may well suit some, but for others it will be their idea of hell. You can still have some nice surprises but make sure they are surprises that she will enjoy.

If your bride wants everyone to take home a small gift as a memento of the evening, again make sure that you buy something that will not embarrass her. A graphic item, laden with sexual intent, is not everyone’s idea of fun.

2 – Choose the attire

Hen nights are supposed to be fun and the bride is meant to be the centre of attention. Dress to show this. All party goers can wear something that sets them out as a crowd, sashes or hats, T shirts or many other items work well. However the bride has to be the star of the show, so make her feel special.

If you go for a glamorous look all round, a good tip is to advise all party goers to put a pair of flat shoes in their handbags. Five inch heels look great at the start of the night, not so good when the alcohol kicks in.

3 – Choose your transport with care

This, of course, depends on numbers. If it is a relatively small group, a stretch limo certainly gets attention and is sure to put your guests in a party mood. For larger parties a coach may be needed. But this doesn’t have to be boring. An advanced phone call to the company normally means you can have access to the vehicle early and dress it accordingly. As long as you do no damage, most coach companies would be open to this.

4 – It’s the extra touches that will win the day

Remember this is not just another night out with friends. The same group may have been out many times as a group, they quite often, have been on other hen parties as a group, but it falls upon you to make sure that they remember this one. It is a good idea to either hire a photographer or choose someone to be responsible for taking photos; in this day of instant access on social media, letting everyone loose with a camera can be dangerous.

Do something different, if part of the night involves a restaurant meal, call ahead and ask the chef to do something unusual. It is not just a case of ordering a cake or some flowers. Chefs are extrovert by nature and will take any opportunity to really show off. The bride is the winner when people are still talking about that awesome special course, months later.

The sky really is the limit these days with ideas for additional events. Why not start off with a spa in the afternoon. This makes sure everyone is relaxed and in a great mood. Top spa packages often include make-up and hair, to ensure that your group hits the ground running.

When you get to your chosen final destination, make sure that you have ordered champagne or some other drink to start the night off. Venues are more than happen to cater for this kind of thing.

5 – Get your group home safely

I know it sounds boring but it is your responsibility to make sure that all party members get in their taxi or other chosen mode of transport at the end of proceedings. If you are staying in a hotel, make sure every guest is in their room before you call it a day. Everyone wants to party hard, but the responsibility falls on you to stay sober enough and alert to take care of all guests, not just the bride.

Pay attention to details and you will guarantee that everything goes smoothly.

6 – Use Your Group Buying Power

it is important to remember that at all times while making inquiries into the cost of travel, accommodation or activities, that you have the strength of your group buying power. Any business that can see a booking coming their way with upwards or 10, 20 or 30 people will definitely not want to loose out, and will be happy to offer incentives to win your custom.

If you take for example the many businesses out there that are offering up to a 80% discount on their services including administration fees to post discount deals on some of the most renowned discount sites like Groupon.com and LastMinute.com and many other sites like these, to try and gain customers to promote their services. Bare this in mind if you’re a bit shy when it comes to haggling for discounts, go for it as you’ve nothing to loose, as all they can do is say no.

7 – Choosing Accommodations

There are many options for choosing accommodation that need to be considered when considering the level of budget for the overall group. The first and most obvious option is hotel accommodation.

Hotel Accommodation is in abundance on many price comparison sites, but sometimes you already know where you want to go based on recommendations from others who have visited the area where you wish to party. It is always best practice to contact the hotel directly to see if you can get your own discount for your group booking.

Recommendations from others are most helpful in deciding your accommodation, as you don’t want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere!

You can view many of the most popular hotel booking service providers on the Hotels Section of DIYHolidays.com.

Private Properties are also another great option for affordable accommodation with a twist. There are many fabulous private luxurious villas available for short-term rentals. Some of these villas are like those in which you would imagine movie stars living in. These will have features beyond your wildest imagination, including private swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a room for everyone in the group!

The cost of renting these villas can be surprisingly affordable when you divide the cost up among the members of your group. There are many websites that provide these options for you, but you can see them all in one location on the Private Properties Section on DIYHolidays.com.

Hostel’s are also an option to consider as this might suit a smaller group traveling, especially if you are heading to an area that can be quite expensive for accommodation. Hostels do have rooms with a number of bunks in it that might suit the number of people in your group.

This can be a great solution as sleeping can be the last thing on the itinerary for a hen party depending on the groups requirements, although it can be a noisy option if everybody comes back at different times with a little too much to drink! There are many Hostel booking agents available on line for booking Hostels all over the world and you can see them all in one location here on the Hostel Section on DIYHolidays.com.

8 – Keep your Group Informed

It is always best to inform the people in your group of exactly what costs are involved, what is included in the trip and what, if any, discounts you have managed to squeeze out of service providers.

Collecting the money can also be challenging as this can sometimes create difficulty especially when deposits have to be paid. This is where you avail of the services of GroupandPay.com.

GroupandPay.com is a hugely popular online platform that is free for organisers to use when informing the group of what has been arranged for them and also provides an easy hassle free for collecting the money. It prides itself on being very user friendly.

Then, when all is done and dusted, don’t hide your light under a bushel, you are taking the responsibility for organising the trip, take the pats on the back, when they come your way.

Watch this video to see how it works!

[lightbox href=”#vimeo_lightbox” inline=”true” width=”853″ height=”480″]Watch How GroupandPay.com Works[/lightbox]

9 – Travel Insurance

Many people overlook this, but it is so important especially if traveling abroad. Group insurance policies are readily available and do not have to be expensive. The peace of mind that it brings is worth it, especially for the organiser. Many companies specialise in this kind of cover. There are many service providers listed here on the Travel Insurance Section on DIYHolidays.com for you to choose from!

10 – Need inspiration for Planning your Hen Party Experience?

Check out the Hen and Stag Party Section on DIYHolidays.com as they inspire individuals and groups to travel, especially around their interests and hobbies.

Here you will see other Hen and Stag party goers recommending places to go. You also see them sharing their experiences through videos, photos, and blogs. You can participate in live surveys, or ask questions and partake in live discussions. You can also view all the most popular online Hen Party stores from all over the world, all in one location, and you can even play online Hen Party games.

And as you have probably guessed it, DIYHolidays.com is a sister company of GroupandPay.com, so we are all about Inspiring Individuals and Groups to do more Traveling and enjoy more Social Engagement!!!

11 – Tell us about your Experiences and Offer Recommendations

If you have created a group travel experience for your buddies that turned out to be an awesome experience, then don’t keep it to yourself, tell us about it in the comments section below.

It’s all about sharing the love on #GroupandPay.com

Create a GroupandPay Experience for a Girlie Weekend Away

11 Tips for Organising an Awesome Hen Party!

1 – Choosing a Venue

This is meant to be one of the greatest days/nights of a bride’s life and the best way to achieve it is to make sure that all party goers get at least something of what they want. As Maid of Honour it falls on you to organise the best night out possible. The best way to achieve this is to be open and discuss the arrangements with the bride. It is all very admirable going it alone and taking all the responsibility, but remember it is her day and she who loses, if it all goes horrible wrong.

Start by getting everyone’s email address and then keep them informed. Speak to all the invitees and set a budget, get a few ideas then let the bride give you some guidance. Remember to set the date early and put it in your diaries. Some women are party animals and that late night club may well suit some, but for others it will be their idea of hell. You can still have some nice surprises but make sure they are surprises that she will enjoy.

If your bride wants everyone to take home a small gift as a memento of the evening, again make sure that you buy something that will not embarrass her. A graphic item, laden with sexual intent, is not everyone’s idea of fun.

2 – Choose the attire

Hen nights are supposed to be fun and the bride is meant to be the centre of attention. Dress to show this. All party goers can wear something that sets them out as a crowd, sashes or hats, T shirts or many other items work well. However the bride has to be the star of the show, so make her feel special.

If you go for a glamorous look all round, a good tip is to advise all party goers to put a pair of flat shoes in their handbags. Five inch heels look great at the start of the night, not so good when the alcohol kicks in.

3 – Choose your transport with care

This, of course, depends on numbers. If it is a relatively small group, a stretch limo certainly gets attention and is sure to put your guests in a party mood. For larger parties a coach may be needed. But this doesn’t have to be boring. An advanced phone call to the company normally means you can have access to the vehicle early and dress it accordingly. As long as you do no damage, most coach companies would be open to this.

4 – It’s the extra touches that will win the day

Remember this is not just another night out with friends. The same group may have been out many times as a group, they quite often, have been on other hen parties as a group, but it falls upon you to make sure that they remember this one. It is a good idea to either hire a photographer or choose someone to be responsible for taking photos; in this day of instant access on social media, letting everyone loose with a camera can be dangerous.

Do something different, if part of the night involves a restaurant meal, call ahead and ask the chef to do something unusual. It is not just a case of ordering a cake or some flowers. Chefs are extrovert by nature and will take any opportunity to really show off. The bride is the winner when people are still talking about that awesome special course, months later.

The sky really is the limit these days with ideas for additional events. Why not start off with a spa in the afternoon. This makes sure everyone is relaxed and in a great mood. Top spa packages often include make-up and hair, to ensure that your group hits the ground running.

When you get to your chosen final destination, make sure that you have ordered champagne or some other drink to start the night off. Venues are more than happen to cater for this kind of thing.

5 – Get your group home safely

I know it sounds boring but it is your responsibility to make sure that all party members get in their taxi or other chosen mode of transport at the end of proceedings. If you are staying in a hotel, make sure every guest is in their room before you call it a day. Everyone wants to party hard, but the responsibility falls on you to stay sober enough and alert to take care of all guests, not just the bride.

Pay attention to details and you will guarantee that everything goes smoothly.

6 – Use Your Group Buying Power

it is important to remember that at all times while making inquiries into the cost of travel, accommodation or activities, that you have the strength of your group buying power. Any business that can see a booking coming their way with upwards or 10, 20 or 30 people will definitely not want to loose out, and will be happy to offer incentives to win your custom.

If you take for example the many businesses out there that are offering up to a 80% discount on their services including administration fees to post discount deals on some of the most renowned discount sites like Groupon.com and LastMinute.com and many other sites like these, to try and gain customers to promote their services. Bare this in mind if you’re a bit shy when it comes to haggling for discounts, go for it as you’ve nothing to loose, as all they can do is say no.

7 – Choosing Accommodations

There are many options for choosing accommodation that need to be considered when considering the level of budget for the overall group. The first and most obvious option is hotel accommodation.

Hotel Accommodation is in abundance on many price comparison sites, but sometimes you already know where you want to go based on recommendations from others who have visited the area where you wish to party. It is always best practice to contact the hotel directly to see if you can get your own discount for your group booking.

Recommendations from others are most helpful in deciding your accommodation, as you don’t want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere!

You can view many of the most popular hotel booking service providers on the Hotels Section of DIYHolidays.com.

Private Properties are also another great option for affordable accommodation with a twist. There are many fabulous private luxurious villas available for short-term rentals. Some of these villas are like those in which you would imagine movie stars living in. These will have features beyond your wildest imagination, including private swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a room for everyone in the group!

The cost of renting these villas can be surprisingly affordable when you divide the cost up among the members of your group. There are many websites that provide these options for you, but you can see them all in one location on the Private Properties Section on DIYHolidays.com.

Hostel’s are also an option to consider as this might suit a smaller group traveling, especially if you are heading to an area that can be quite expensive for accommodation. Hostels do have rooms with a number of bunks in it that might suit the number of people in your group.

This can be a great solution as sleeping can be the last thing on the itinerary for a hen party depending on the groups requirements, although it can be a noisy option if everybody comes back at different times with a little too much to drink! There are many Hostel booking agents available on line for booking Hostels all over the world and you can see them all in one location here on the Hostel Section on DIYHolidays.com.

8 – Keep your Group Informed

It is always best to inform the people in your group of exactly what costs are involved, what is included in the trip and what, if any, discounts you have managed to squeeze out of service providers.

Collecting the money can also be challenging as this can sometimes create difficulty especially when deposits have to be paid. This is where you avail of the services of GroupandPay.com.

GroupandPay.com is a hugely popular online platform that is free for organisers to use when informing the group of what has been arranged for them and also provides an easy hassle free for collecting the money. It prides itself on being very user friendly.

Then, when all is done and dusted, don’t hide your light under a bushel, you are taking the responsibility for organising the trip, take the pats on the back, when they come your way.

Watch this video to see how it works!

[lightbox href=”#vimeo_lightbox” inline=”true” width=”853″ height=”480″]Watch How GroupandPay.com Works[/lightbox]

9 – Travel Insurance

Many people overlook this, but it is so important especially if traveling abroad. Group insurance policies are readily available and do not have to be expensive. The peace of mind that it brings is worth it, especially for the organiser. Many companies specialise in this kind of cover. There are many service providers listed here on the Travel Insurance Section on DIYHolidays.com for you to choose from!

10 – Need inspiration for Planning your Hen Party Experience?

Check out the Hen and Stag Party Section on DIYHolidays.com as they inspire individuals and groups to travel, especially around their interests and hobbies.

Here you will see other Hen and Stag party goers recommending places to go. You also see them sharing their experiences through videos, photos, and blogs. You can participate in live surveys, or ask questions and partake in live discussions. You can also view all the most popular online Hen Party stores from all over the world, all in one location, and you can even play online Hen Party games.

And as you have probably guessed it, DIYHolidays.com is a sister company of GroupandPay.com, so we are all about Inspiring Individuals and Groups to do more Traveling and enjoy more Social Engagement!!!

11 – Tell us about your Experiences and Offer Recommendations

If you have created a group travel experience for your buddies that turned out to be an awesome experience, then don’t keep it to yourself, tell us about it in the comments section below.

It’s all about sharing the love on #GroupandPay.com

Create a GroupandPay Experience for a Girlie Weekend Away

11 Tips for Organising an Awesome Hen Party!

1 – Choosing a Venue

This is meant to be one of the greatest days/nights of a bride’s life and the best way to achieve it is to make sure that all party goers get at least something of what they want. As Maid of Honour it falls on you to organise the best night out possible. The best way to achieve this is to be open and discuss the arrangements with the bride. It is all very admirable going it alone and taking all the responsibility, but remember it is her day and she who loses, if it all goes horrible wrong.

Start by getting everyone’s email address and then keep them informed. Speak to all the invitees and set a budget, get a few ideas then let the bride give you some guidance. Remember to set the date early and put it in your diaries. Some women are party animals and that late night club may well suit some, but for others it will be their idea of hell. You can still have some nice surprises but make sure they are surprises that she will enjoy.

If your bride wants everyone to take home a small gift as a memento of the evening, again make sure that you buy something that will not embarrass her. A graphic item, laden with sexual intent, is not everyone’s idea of fun.

2 – Choose the attire

Hen nights are supposed to be fun and the bride is meant to be the centre of attention. Dress to show this. All party goers can wear something that sets them out as a crowd, sashes or hats, T shirts or many other items work well. However the bride has to be the star of the show, so make her feel special.

If you go for a glamorous look all round, a good tip is to advise all party goers to put a pair of flat shoes in their handbags. Five inch heels look great at the start of the night, not so good when the alcohol kicks in.

3 – Choose your transport with care

This, of course, depends on numbers. If it is a relatively small group, a stretch limo certainly gets attention and is sure to put your guests in a party mood. For larger parties a coach may be needed. But this doesn’t have to be boring. An advanced phone call to the company normally means you can have access to the vehicle early and dress it accordingly. As long as you do no damage, most coach companies would be open to this.

4 – It’s the extra touches that will win the day

Remember this is not just another night out with friends. The same group may have been out many times as a group, they quite often, have been on other hen parties as a group, but it falls upon you to make sure that they remember this one. It is a good idea to either hire a photographer or choose someone to be responsible for taking photos; in this day of instant access on social media, letting everyone loose with a camera can be dangerous.

Do something different, if part of the night involves a restaurant meal, call ahead and ask the chef to do something unusual. It is not just a case of ordering a cake or some flowers. Chefs are extrovert by nature and will take any opportunity to really show off. The bride is the winner when people are still talking about that awesome special course, months later.

The sky really is the limit these days with ideas for additional events. Why not start off with a spa in the afternoon. This makes sure everyone is relaxed and in a great mood. Top spa packages often include make-up and hair, to ensure that your group hits the ground running.

When you get to your chosen final destination, make sure that you have ordered champagne or some other drink to start the night off. Venues are more than happen to cater for this kind of thing.

5 – Get your group home safely

I know it sounds boring but it is your responsibility to make sure that all party members get in their taxi or other chosen mode of transport at the end of proceedings. If you are staying in a hotel, make sure every guest is in their room before you call it a day. Everyone wants to party hard, but the responsibility falls on you to stay sober enough and alert to take care of all guests, not just the bride.

Pay attention to details and you will guarantee that everything goes smoothly.

6 – Use Your Group Buying Power

it is important to remember that at all times while making inquiries into the cost of travel, accommodation or activities, that you have the strength of your group buying power. Any business that can see a booking coming their way with upwards or 10, 20 or 30 people will definitely not want to loose out, and will be happy to offer incentives to win your custom.

If you take for example the many businesses out there that are offering up to a 80% discount on their services including administration fees to post discount deals on some of the most renowned discount sites like Groupon.com and LastMinute.com and many other sites like these, to try and gain customers to promote their services. Bare this in mind if you’re a bit shy when it comes to haggling for discounts, go for it as you’ve nothing to loose, as all they can do is say no.

7 – Choosing Accommodations

There are many options for choosing accommodation that need to be considered when considering the level of budget for the overall group. The first and most obvious option is hotel accommodation.

Hotel Accommodation is in abundance on many price comparison sites, but sometimes you already know where you want to go based on recommendations from others who have visited the area where you wish to party. It is always best practice to contact the hotel directly to see if you can get your own discount for your group booking.

Recommendations from others are most helpful in deciding your accommodation, as you don’t want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere!

You can view many of the most popular hotel booking service providers on the Hotels Section of DIYHolidays.com.

Private Properties are also another great option for affordable accommodation with a twist. There are many fabulous private luxurious villas available for short-term rentals. Some of these villas are like those in which you would imagine movie stars living in. These will have features beyond your wildest imagination, including private swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a room for everyone in the group!

The cost of renting these villas can be surprisingly affordable when you divide the cost up among the members of your group. There are many websites that provide these options for you, but you can see them all in one location on the Private Properties Section on DIYHolidays.com.

Hostel’s are also an option to consider as this might suit a smaller group traveling, especially if you are heading to an area that can be quite expensive for accommodation. Hostels do have rooms with a number of bunks in it that might suit the number of people in your group.

This can be a great solution as sleeping can be the last thing on the itinerary for a hen party depending on the groups requirements, although it can be a noisy option if everybody comes back at different times with a little too much to drink! There are many Hostel booking agents available on line for booking Hostels all over the world and you can see them all in one location here on the Hostel Section on DIYHolidays.com.

8 – Keep your Group Informed

It is always best to inform the people in your group of exactly what costs are involved, what is included in the trip and what, if any, discounts you have managed to squeeze out of service providers.

Collecting the money can also be challenging as this can sometimes create difficulty especially when deposits have to be paid. This is where you avail of the services of GroupandPay.com.

GroupandPay.com is a hugely popular online platform that is free for organisers to use when informing the group of what has been arranged for them and also provides an easy hassle free for collecting the money. It prides itself on being very user friendly.

Then, when all is done and dusted, don’t hide your light under a bushel, you are taking the responsibility for organising the trip, take the pats on the back, when they come your way.

Watch this video to see how it works!

[lightbox href=”#vimeo_lightbox” inline=”true” width=”853″ height=”480″]Watch How GroupandPay.com Works[/lightbox]

9 – Travel Insurance

Many people overlook this, but it is so important especially if traveling abroad. Group insurance policies are readily available and do not have to be expensive. The peace of mind that it brings is worth it, especially for the organiser. Many companies specialise in this kind of cover. There are many service providers listed here on the Travel Insurance Section on DIYHolidays.com for you to choose from!

10 – Need inspiration for Planning your Hen Party Experience?

Check out the Hen and Stag Party Section on DIYHolidays.com as they inspire individuals and groups to travel, especially around their interests and hobbies.

Here you will see other Hen and Stag party goers recommending places to go. You also see them sharing their experiences through videos, photos, and blogs. You can participate in live surveys, or ask questions and partake in live discussions. You can also view all the most popular online Hen Party stores from all over the world, all in one location, and you can even play online Hen Party games.

And as you have probably guessed it, DIYHolidays.com is a sister company of GroupandPay.com, so we are all about Inspiring Individuals and Groups to do more Traveling and enjoy more Social Engagement!!!

11 – Tell us about your Experiences and Offer Recommendations

If you have created a group travel experience for your buddies that turned out to be an awesome experience, then don’t keep it to yourself, tell us about it in the comments section below.

It’s all about sharing the love on #GroupandPay.com

Create a GroupandPay Experience for a Girlie Weekend Away

11 Tips for Organising an Awesome Hen Party!

1 – Choosing a Venue

This is meant to be one of the greatest days/nights of a bride’s life and the best way to achieve it is to make sure that all party goers get at least something of what they want. As Maid of Honour it falls on you to organise the best night out possible. The best way to achieve this is to be open and discuss the arrangements with the bride. It is all very admirable going it alone and taking all the responsibility, but remember it is her day and she who loses, if it all goes horrible wrong.

Start by getting everyone’s email address and then keep them informed. Speak to all the invitees and set a budget, get a few ideas then let the bride give you some guidance. Remember to set the date early and put it in your diaries. Some women are party animals and that late night club may well suit some, but for others it will be their idea of hell. You can still have some nice surprises but make sure they are surprises that she will enjoy.

If your bride wants everyone to take home a small gift as a memento of the evening, again make sure that you buy something that will not embarrass her. A graphic item, laden with sexual intent, is not everyone’s idea of fun.

2 – Choose the attire

Hen nights are supposed to be fun and the bride is meant to be the centre of attention. Dress to show this. All party goers can wear something that sets them out as a crowd, sashes or hats, T shirts or many other items work well. However the bride has to be the star of the show, so make her feel special.

If you go for a glamorous look all round, a good tip is to advise all party goers to put a pair of flat shoes in their handbags. Five inch heels look great at the start of the night, not so good when the alcohol kicks in.

3 – Choose your transport with care

This, of course, depends on numbers. If it is a relatively small group, a stretch limo certainly gets attention and is sure to put your guests in a party mood. For larger parties a coach may be needed. But this doesn’t have to be boring. An advanced phone call to the company normally means you can have access to the vehicle early and dress it accordingly. As long as you do no damage, most coach companies would be open to this.

4 – It’s the extra touches that will win the day

Remember this is not just another night out with friends. The same group may have been out many times as a group, they quite often, have been on other hen parties as a group, but it falls upon you to make sure that they remember this one. It is a good idea to either hire a photographer or choose someone to be responsible for taking photos; in this day of instant access on social media, letting everyone loose with a camera can be dangerous.

Do something different, if part of the night involves a restaurant meal, call ahead and ask the chef to do something unusual. It is not just a case of ordering a cake or some flowers. Chefs are extrovert by nature and will take any opportunity to really show off. The bride is the winner when people are still talking about that awesome special course, months later.

The sky really is the limit these days with ideas for additional events. Why not start off with a spa in the afternoon. This makes sure everyone is relaxed and in a great mood. Top spa packages often include make-up and hair, to ensure that your group hits the ground running.

When you get to your chosen final destination, make sure that you have ordered champagne or some other drink to start the night off. Venues are more than happen to cater for this kind of thing.

5 – Get your group home safely

I know it sounds boring but it is your responsibility to make sure that all party members get in their taxi or other chosen mode of transport at the end of proceedings. If you are staying in a hotel, make sure every guest is in their room before you call it a day. Everyone wants to party hard, but the responsibility falls on you to stay sober enough and alert to take care of all guests, not just the bride.

Pay attention to details and you will guarantee that everything goes smoothly.

6 – Use Your Group Buying Power

it is important to remember that at all times while making inquiries into the cost of travel, accommodation or activities, that you have the strength of your group buying power. Any business that can see a booking coming their way with upwards or 10, 20 or 30 people will definitely not want to loose out, and will be happy to offer incentives to win your custom.

If you take for example the many businesses out there that are offering up to a 80% discount on their services including administration fees to post discount deals on some of the most renowned discount sites like Groupon.com and LastMinute.com and many other sites like these, to try and gain customers to promote their services. Bare this in mind if you’re a bit shy when it comes to haggling for discounts, go for it as you’ve nothing to loose, as all they can do is say no.

7 – Choosing Accommodations

There are many options for choosing accommodation that need to be considered when considering the level of budget for the overall group. The first and most obvious option is hotel accommodation.

Hotel Accommodation is in abundance on many price comparison sites, but sometimes you already know where you want to go based on recommendations from others who have visited the area where you wish to party. It is always best practice to contact the hotel directly to see if you can get your own discount for your group booking.

Recommendations from others are most helpful in deciding your accommodation, as you don’t want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere!

You can view many of the most popular hotel booking service providers on the Hotels Section of DIYHolidays.com.

Private Properties are also another great option for affordable accommodation with a twist. There are many fabulous private luxurious villas available for short-term rentals. Some of these villas are like those in which you would imagine movie stars living in. These will have features beyond your wildest imagination, including private swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a room for everyone in the group!

The cost of renting these villas can be surprisingly affordable when you divide the cost up among the members of your group. There are many websites that provide these options for you, but you can see them all in one location on the Private Properties Section on DIYHolidays.com.

Hostel’s are also an option to consider as this might suit a smaller group traveling, especially if you are heading to an area that can be quite expensive for accommodation. Hostels do have rooms with a number of bunks in it that might suit the number of people in your group.

This can be a great solution as sleeping can be the last thing on the itinerary for a hen party depending on the groups requirements, although it can be a noisy option if everybody comes back at different times with a little too much to drink! There are many Hostel booking agents available on line for booking Hostels all over the world and you can see them all in one location here on the Hostel Section on DIYHolidays.com.

8 – Keep your Group Informed

It is always best to inform the people in your group of exactly what costs are involved, what is included in the trip and what, if any, discounts you have managed to squeeze out of service providers.

Collecting the money can also be challenging as this can sometimes create difficulty especially when deposits have to be paid. This is where you avail of the services of GroupandPay.com.

GroupandPay.com is a hugely popular online platform that is free for organisers to use when informing the group of what has been arranged for them and also provides an easy hassle free for collecting the money. It prides itself on being very user friendly.

Then, when all is done and dusted, don’t hide your light under a bushel, you are taking the responsibility for organising the trip, take the pats on the back, when they come your way.

Watch this video to see how it works!

[lightbox href=”#vimeo_lightbox” inline=”true” width=”853″ height=”480″]Watch How GroupandPay.com Works[/lightbox]

9 – Travel Insurance

Many people overlook this, but it is so important especially if traveling abroad. Group insurance policies are readily available and do not have to be expensive. The peace of mind that it brings is worth it, especially for the organiser. Many companies specialise in this kind of cover. There are many service providers listed here on the Travel Insurance Section on DIYHolidays.com for you to choose from!

10 – Need inspiration for Planning your Hen Party Experience?

Check out the Hen and Stag Party Section on DIYHolidays.com as they inspire individuals and groups to travel, especially around their interests and hobbies.

Here you will see other Hen and Stag party goers recommending places to go. You also see them sharing their experiences through videos, photos, and blogs. You can participate in live surveys, or ask questions and partake in live discussions. You can also view all the most popular online Hen Party stores from all over the world, all in one location, and you can even play online Hen Party games.

And as you have probably guessed it, DIYHolidays.com is a sister company of GroupandPay.com, so we are all about Inspiring Individuals and Groups to do more Traveling and enjoy more Social Engagement!!!

11 – Tell us about your Experiences and Offer Recommendations

If you have created a group travel experience for your buddies that turned out to be an awesome experience, then don’t keep it to yourself, tell us about it in the comments section below.

It’s all about sharing the love on #GroupandPay.com

Create a GroupandPay Experience for a Girlie Weekend Away

11 Tips for Organising an Awesome Stag Party

1 – Choosing a Venue

Every man wants his stag party to be one of the most memorable nights out of his life. This will only happen with careful planning. It is easily achievable to organise every detail, but still give the impression of a laid back affair. The best planning is that which appears invisible.

Collect the names and email addresses of everyone who is to be included. Set the date early, then keep them informed. It is better not leave things to chance. Consult the groom; The party is your responsibility as best man, but it is his night.

Some people want a laid back relaxing restaurant setting, other a full on party night in a nightclub while yet more are perfectly happen with a pub crawl. Whatever you choose, check out the venues in advance. Not all venues permit a group of 20 guys on a boozy stag night. The last thing you need is to turn up at your planned venue only too be turned away at the door.

Make sure you know what the groom wants and does not want. Some guys are perfectly happy to have a naked stripper-gram girl sitting on their lap, for others it is their idea of hell.

2 – Choose the attire

Stag nights are supposed to be fun and the groom is meant to be the center of attention. Embarrassing him is not a great start, so judge his personality and make sure you get it right. T shirts are cheap enough, but if you want to gain entrance to the more upscale establishments they made get you refused entry, so again check in advance.

3 – Choose your transport with care

Depending on numbers this can be anything from taxis, a coach or a stretched limo. Think outside the box here, if you have a large group going abroad, check out chartering a plane, it can be much cheaper than people think, in some cases work out cheaper than a scheduled flight and is let’s face it much, much cooler. Alternatively hiring a girl to serve the drinks in the stretch limo can either be seen as a bit of a lark or tacky. It is a fine line on everything, keep asking.

4 – It’s the extra touches that will win the day

Remember this is not just another night out with friends. Make sure someone who can handle a camera, takes responsibility for some photos, if need be, hire a photographer. Nowadays with smartphones, the stag party can become everyone’s property on social media; remember this can be a good or very bad thing.

5 – Get your group home safely

It might not sound cool, but it is your responsibility to make sure that all the guys get in their taxi or other chosen mode of transport at the end of a stag party. If you are staying in a hotel, make sure all guests either make it back or let you know where they are. Everyone wants and expects to party hard, but it’s your responsibility to at least stay sober enough to check things out at the end of the night. Losing a groom is neither clever nor funny, and it has happened.
Your attention to detail should guarantee that all goes smoothly.
[divider_padding]

Scene from "The Stag" Movie staring Amy Huberman
Scene from “The Stag” Movie staring Amy Huberman – What is your wildest guess as to what the guys are looking at?

6 – Use Your Group Buying Power

it is important to remember that at all times while making inquiries into the cost of travel, accommodation or activities, that you have the strength of your group buying power. Any business that can see a booking coming their way with upwards or 10, 20 or 30 people will definitely not want to loose out, and will be happy to offer incentives to win your custom.

If you take for example the many businesses out there that are offering up to a 80% discount on their services including administration fees to post discount deals on some of the most renowned discount sites like Groupon.com and LastMinute.com and many other sites like these, to try and gain customers to promote their services. Bare this in mind if you’re a bit shy when it comes to haggling for discounts, go for it as you’ve nothing to loose, as all they can do is say no.

7 – Choosing Accommodations

There are many options for choosing accommodation that need to be considered when considering the level of budget for the overall group. The first and most obvious option is hotel accommodation.

Hotel Accommodation is in abundance on many price comparison sites, but sometimes you already know where you want to go based on recommendations from other players who have visited the area where you wish to travel. It is always best practice to contact the hotel directly to see if you can get your own discount for your group booking.

Recommendations from others are most helpful in deciding your accommodation, as you don’t want somewhere that is too reliant on transport all the time!

You can view many of the most popular hotel booking service providers on the Hotels Section of DIYHolidays.com.

Private Properties are also another great option for budget accommadation. There are many fabulous private luxurious villas available for short-term rentals. Some of these villas are like those in which you would imagine movie stars living in. These will have features beyond your wildest imagination, including private swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a room for everyone in the group!

The cost of renting these villas can be surprisingly affordable when you divide the cost up among the members of your group. There are many websites that provide these options for you, but you can see them all in one location on the Private Properties Section on DIYHolidays.com.

Hostel’s are also an option to consider as this might suit a smaller group traveling, especially if you are heading to an area that can be quite expensive for accommodation. Hostels do have rooms with a number of bunks in it that might suit the number of people in your group. This can be a great solution as sleeping can be the last thing on the itinerary for a stag party depending on the groups requirements, although it can be a noisy option if everybody comes back at different times with a little too much to drink! There are many Hostel booking agents available on line for booking Hostels all over the world and you can see them all in one location here on the Hostel Section on DIYHolidays.com.

8 – Keep your Group Informed

It is always best to inform the people in your group of exactly what costs are involved, what is included in the trip and what, if any, discounts you have managed to squeeze out of service providers.

Collecting the money can also be challenging as this can sometimes create difficulty especially when deposits have to be paid. This is where you avail of the services of GroupandPay.com.

GroupandPay.com is a hugely popular online platform that is free for organisers to use when informing the group of what has been arranged for them and also provides an easy hassle free for collecting the money. It prides itself on being very user friendly.

Then, when all is done and dusted, don’t hide your light under a bushel, you are taking the responsibility for organising the trip, take the pats on the back, when they come your way.

Watch this video to see how it works!

[lightbox href=”#vimeo_lightbox” inline=”true” width=”853″ height=”480″]Watch How GroupandPay.com Works[/lightbox]

9 – Travel Insurance

Many people overlook this, but it is so important especially if traveling abroad. Group insurance policies are readily available and do not have to be expensive. The peace of mind that it brings is worth it, especially for the organizer in the event that anybody gets hurt or misses a flight which lets face it, has happened as its part of the territory because it’s the law of averages that you will always have a clown in every group, and as your reading this you know exactly who I’m talking about! Many companies specialise in this kind of cover. There are many service providers listed here on the Travel Insurance Section on DIYHolidays.com for you to choose from!

10 – Need inspiration for Planning your Group Stag Party?

Check out the Hen and Stag Party Section on DIYHolidays.com as they inspire individuals and groups to travel, especially around their interests and hobbies.

Here you will see others recommending places to go. You also see them sharing their experiences through videos, photos, and blogs. You can participate in live surveys, or ask questions and partake in live discussions. You can also view all the most popular online Hen and Stag stores from all over the world, all in one location, and you can even play online party games.

And as you have probably guessed it, DIYHolidays.com is a sister company of GroupandPay.com, so we are all about Inspiring Individuals and Groups to do more Traveling and enjoy more Social Engagement!!!

11 – Tell us about your Experiences and Offer Recommendations

If you have created a group travel experience for a Stag Party that turned out to be an awesome experience, then don’t keep it to yourself, tell us about it in the comments section below.

It’s all about sharing the love on #GroupandPay.com

Organise awesome school trips with Groupandpay.com

11 Tips for Organising an Awesome Stag Party

1 – Choosing a Venue

Every man wants his stag party to be one of the most memorable nights out of his life. This will only happen with careful planning. It is easily achievable to organise every detail, but still give the impression of a laid back affair. The best planning is that which appears invisible.

Collect the names and email addresses of everyone who is to be included. Set the date early, then keep them informed. It is better not leave things to chance. Consult the groom; The party is your responsibility as best man, but it is his night.

Some people want a laid back relaxing restaurant setting, other a full on party night in a nightclub while yet more are perfectly happen with a pub crawl. Whatever you choose, check out the venues in advance. Not all venues permit a group of 20 guys on a boozy stag night. The last thing you need is to turn up at your planned venue only too be turned away at the door.

Make sure you know what the groom wants and does not want. Some guys are perfectly happy to have a naked stripper-gram girl sitting on their lap, for others it is their idea of hell.

2 – Choose the attire

Stag nights are supposed to be fun and the groom is meant to be the center of attention. Embarrassing him is not a great start, so judge his personality and make sure you get it right. T shirts are cheap enough, but if you want to gain entrance to the more upscale establishments they made get you refused entry, so again check in advance.

3 – Choose your transport with care

Depending on numbers this can be anything from taxis, a coach or a stretched limo. Think outside the box here, if you have a large group going abroad, check out chartering a plane, it can be much cheaper than people think, in some cases work out cheaper than a scheduled flight and is let’s face it much, much cooler. Alternatively hiring a girl to serve the drinks in the stretch limo can either be seen as a bit of a lark or tacky. It is a fine line on everything, keep asking.

4 – It’s the extra touches that will win the day

Remember this is not just another night out with friends. Make sure someone who can handle a camera, takes responsibility for some photos, if need be, hire a photographer. Nowadays with smartphones, the stag party can become everyone’s property on social media; remember this can be a good or very bad thing.

5 – Get your group home safely

It might not sound cool, but it is your responsibility to make sure that all the guys get in their taxi or other chosen mode of transport at the end of a stag party. If you are staying in a hotel, make sure all guests either make it back or let you know where they are. Everyone wants and expects to party hard, but it’s your responsibility to at least stay sober enough to check things out at the end of the night. Losing a groom is neither clever nor funny, and it has happened.
Your attention to detail should guarantee that all goes smoothly.
[divider_padding]

Scene from "The Stag" Movie staring Amy Huberman
Scene from “The Stag” Movie staring Amy Huberman – What is your wildest guess as to what the guys are looking at?

6 – Use Your Group Buying Power

it is important to remember that at all times while making inquiries into the cost of travel, accommodation or activities, that you have the strength of your group buying power. Any business that can see a booking coming their way with upwards or 10, 20 or 30 people will definitely not want to loose out, and will be happy to offer incentives to win your custom.

If you take for example the many businesses out there that are offering up to a 80% discount on their services including administration fees to post discount deals on some of the most renowned discount sites like Groupon.com and LastMinute.com and many other sites like these, to try and gain customers to promote their services. Bare this in mind if you’re a bit shy when it comes to haggling for discounts, go for it as you’ve nothing to loose, as all they can do is say no.

7 – Choosing Accommodations

There are many options for choosing accommodation that need to be considered when considering the level of budget for the overall group. The first and most obvious option is hotel accommodation.

Hotel Accommodation is in abundance on many price comparison sites, but sometimes you already know where you want to go based on recommendations from other players who have visited the area where you wish to travel. It is always best practice to contact the hotel directly to see if you can get your own discount for your group booking.

Recommendations from others are most helpful in deciding your accommodation, as you don’t want somewhere that is too reliant on transport all the time!

You can view many of the most popular hotel booking service providers on the Hotels Section of DIYHolidays.com.

Private Properties are also another great option for budget accommadation. There are many fabulous private luxurious villas available for short-term rentals. Some of these villas are like those in which you would imagine movie stars living in. These will have features beyond your wildest imagination, including private swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a room for everyone in the group!

The cost of renting these villas can be surprisingly affordable when you divide the cost up among the members of your group. There are many websites that provide these options for you, but you can see them all in one location on the Private Properties Section on DIYHolidays.com.

Hostel’s are also an option to consider as this might suit a smaller group traveling, especially if you are heading to an area that can be quite expensive for accommodation. Hostels do have rooms with a number of bunks in it that might suit the number of people in your group. This can be a great solution as sleeping can be the last thing on the itinerary for a stag party depending on the groups requirements, although it can be a noisy option if everybody comes back at different times with a little too much to drink! There are many Hostel booking agents available on line for booking Hostels all over the world and you can see them all in one location here on the Hostel Section on DIYHolidays.com.

8 – Keep your Group Informed

It is always best to inform the people in your group of exactly what costs are involved, what is included in the trip and what, if any, discounts you have managed to squeeze out of service providers.

Collecting the money can also be challenging as this can sometimes create difficulty especially when deposits have to be paid. This is where you avail of the services of GroupandPay.com.

GroupandPay.com is a hugely popular online platform that is free for organisers to use when informing the group of what has been arranged for them and also provides an easy hassle free for collecting the money. It prides itself on being very user friendly.

Then, when all is done and dusted, don’t hide your light under a bushel, you are taking the responsibility for organising the trip, take the pats on the back, when they come your way.

Watch this video to see how it works!

[lightbox href=”#vimeo_lightbox” inline=”true” width=”853″ height=”480″]Watch How GroupandPay.com Works[/lightbox]

9 – Travel Insurance

Many people overlook this, but it is so important especially if traveling abroad. Group insurance policies are readily available and do not have to be expensive. The peace of mind that it brings is worth it, especially for the organizer in the event that anybody gets hurt or misses a flight which lets face it, has happened as its part of the territory because it’s the law of averages that you will always have a clown in every group, and as your reading this you know exactly who I’m talking about! Many companies specialise in this kind of cover. There are many service providers listed here on the Travel Insurance Section on DIYHolidays.com for you to choose from!

10 – Need inspiration for Planning your Group Stag Party?

Check out the Hen and Stag Party Section on DIYHolidays.com as they inspire individuals and groups to travel, especially around their interests and hobbies.

Here you will see others recommending places to go. You also see them sharing their experiences through videos, photos, and blogs. You can participate in live surveys, or ask questions and partake in live discussions. You can also view all the most popular online Hen and Stag stores from all over the world, all in one location, and you can even play online party games.

And as you have probably guessed it, DIYHolidays.com is a sister company of GroupandPay.com, so we are all about Inspiring Individuals and Groups to do more Traveling and enjoy more Social Engagement!!!

11 – Tell us about your Experiences and Offer Recommendations

If you have created a group travel experience for a Stag Party that turned out to be an awesome experience, then don’t keep it to yourself, tell us about it in the comments section below.

It’s all about sharing the love on #GroupandPay.com

Organise awesome school trips with Groupandpay.com

11 Tips for Organising an Awesome Stag Party

1 – Choosing a Venue

Every man wants his stag party to be one of the most memorable nights out of his life. This will only happen with careful planning. It is easily achievable to organise every detail, but still give the impression of a laid back affair. The best planning is that which appears invisible.

Collect the names and email addresses of everyone who is to be included. Set the date early, then keep them informed. It is better not leave things to chance. Consult the groom; The party is your responsibility as best man, but it is his night.

Some people want a laid back relaxing restaurant setting, other a full on party night in a nightclub while yet more are perfectly happen with a pub crawl. Whatever you choose, check out the venues in advance. Not all venues permit a group of 20 guys on a boozy stag night. The last thing you need is to turn up at your planned venue only too be turned away at the door.

Make sure you know what the groom wants and does not want. Some guys are perfectly happy to have a naked stripper-gram girl sitting on their lap, for others it is their idea of hell.

2 – Choose the attire

Stag nights are supposed to be fun and the groom is meant to be the center of attention. Embarrassing him is not a great start, so judge his personality and make sure you get it right. T shirts are cheap enough, but if you want to gain entrance to the more upscale establishments they made get you refused entry, so again check in advance.

3 – Choose your transport with care

Depending on numbers this can be anything from taxis, a coach or a stretched limo. Think outside the box here, if you have a large group going abroad, check out chartering a plane, it can be much cheaper than people think, in some cases work out cheaper than a scheduled flight and is let’s face it much, much cooler. Alternatively hiring a girl to serve the drinks in the stretch limo can either be seen as a bit of a lark or tacky. It is a fine line on everything, keep asking.

4 – It’s the extra touches that will win the day

Remember this is not just another night out with friends. Make sure someone who can handle a camera, takes responsibility for some photos, if need be, hire a photographer. Nowadays with smartphones, the stag party can become everyone’s property on social media; remember this can be a good or very bad thing.

5 – Get your group home safely

It might not sound cool, but it is your responsibility to make sure that all the guys get in their taxi or other chosen mode of transport at the end of a stag party. If you are staying in a hotel, make sure all guests either make it back or let you know where they are. Everyone wants and expects to party hard, but it’s your responsibility to at least stay sober enough to check things out at the end of the night. Losing a groom is neither clever nor funny, and it has happened.
Your attention to detail should guarantee that all goes smoothly.
[divider_padding]

Scene from "The Stag" Movie staring Amy Huberman
Scene from “The Stag” Movie staring Amy Huberman – What is your wildest guess as to what the guys are looking at?

6 – Use Your Group Buying Power

it is important to remember that at all times while making inquiries into the cost of travel, accommodation or activities, that you have the strength of your group buying power. Any business that can see a booking coming their way with upwards or 10, 20 or 30 people will definitely not want to loose out, and will be happy to offer incentives to win your custom.

If you take for example the many businesses out there that are offering up to a 80% discount on their services including administration fees to post discount deals on some of the most renowned discount sites like Groupon.com and LastMinute.com and many other sites like these, to try and gain customers to promote their services. Bare this in mind if you’re a bit shy when it comes to haggling for discounts, go for it as you’ve nothing to loose, as all they can do is say no.

7 – Choosing Accommodations

There are many options for choosing accommodation that need to be considered when considering the level of budget for the overall group. The first and most obvious option is hotel accommodation.

Hotel Accommodation is in abundance on many price comparison sites, but sometimes you already know where you want to go based on recommendations from other players who have visited the area where you wish to travel. It is always best practice to contact the hotel directly to see if you can get your own discount for your group booking.

Recommendations from others are most helpful in deciding your accommodation, as you don’t want somewhere that is too reliant on transport all the time!

You can view many of the most popular hotel booking service providers on the Hotels Section of DIYHolidays.com.

Private Properties are also another great option for budget accommadation. There are many fabulous private luxurious villas available for short-term rentals. Some of these villas are like those in which you would imagine movie stars living in. These will have features beyond your wildest imagination, including private swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a room for everyone in the group!

The cost of renting these villas can be surprisingly affordable when you divide the cost up among the members of your group. There are many websites that provide these options for you, but you can see them all in one location on the Private Properties Section on DIYHolidays.com.

Hostel’s are also an option to consider as this might suit a smaller group traveling, especially if you are heading to an area that can be quite expensive for accommodation. Hostels do have rooms with a number of bunks in it that might suit the number of people in your group. This can be a great solution as sleeping can be the last thing on the itinerary for a stag party depending on the groups requirements, although it can be a noisy option if everybody comes back at different times with a little too much to drink! There are many Hostel booking agents available on line for booking Hostels all over the world and you can see them all in one location here on the Hostel Section on DIYHolidays.com.

8 – Keep your Group Informed

It is always best to inform the people in your group of exactly what costs are involved, what is included in the trip and what, if any, discounts you have managed to squeeze out of service providers.

Collecting the money can also be challenging as this can sometimes create difficulty especially when deposits have to be paid. This is where you avail of the services of GroupandPay.com.

GroupandPay.com is a hugely popular online platform that is free for organisers to use when informing the group of what has been arranged for them and also provides an easy hassle free for collecting the money. It prides itself on being very user friendly.

Then, when all is done and dusted, don’t hide your light under a bushel, you are taking the responsibility for organising the trip, take the pats on the back, when they come your way.

Watch this video to see how it works!

[lightbox href=”#vimeo_lightbox” inline=”true” width=”853″ height=”480″]Watch How GroupandPay.com Works[/lightbox]

9 – Travel Insurance

Many people overlook this, but it is so important especially if traveling abroad. Group insurance policies are readily available and do not have to be expensive. The peace of mind that it brings is worth it, especially for the organizer in the event that anybody gets hurt or misses a flight which lets face it, has happened as its part of the territory because it’s the law of averages that you will always have a clown in every group, and as your reading this you know exactly who I’m talking about! Many companies specialise in this kind of cover. There are many service providers listed here on the Travel Insurance Section on DIYHolidays.com for you to choose from!

10 – Need inspiration for Planning your Group Stag Party?

Check out the Hen and Stag Party Section on DIYHolidays.com as they inspire individuals and groups to travel, especially around their interests and hobbies.

Here you will see others recommending places to go. You also see them sharing their experiences through videos, photos, and blogs. You can participate in live surveys, or ask questions and partake in live discussions. You can also view all the most popular online Hen and Stag stores from all over the world, all in one location, and you can even play online party games.

And as you have probably guessed it, DIYHolidays.com is a sister company of GroupandPay.com, so we are all about Inspiring Individuals and Groups to do more Traveling and enjoy more Social Engagement!!!

11 – Tell us about your Experiences and Offer Recommendations

If you have created a group travel experience for a Stag Party that turned out to be an awesome experience, then don’t keep it to yourself, tell us about it in the comments section below.

It’s all about sharing the love on #GroupandPay.com

Organise awesome school trips with Groupandpay.com

11 Tips for Organising an Awesome Stag Party

1 – Choosing a Venue

Every man wants his stag party to be one of the most memorable nights out of his life. This will only happen with careful planning. It is easily achievable to organise every detail, but still give the impression of a laid back affair. The best planning is that which appears invisible.

Collect the names and email addresses of everyone who is to be included. Set the date early, then keep them informed. It is better not leave things to chance. Consult the groom; The party is your responsibility as best man, but it is his night.

Some people want a laid back relaxing restaurant setting, other a full on party night in a nightclub while yet more are perfectly happen with a pub crawl. Whatever you choose, check out the venues in advance. Not all venues permit a group of 20 guys on a boozy stag night. The last thing you need is to turn up at your planned venue only too be turned away at the door.

Make sure you know what the groom wants and does not want. Some guys are perfectly happy to have a naked stripper-gram girl sitting on their lap, for others it is their idea of hell.

2 – Choose the attire

Stag nights are supposed to be fun and the groom is meant to be the center of attention. Embarrassing him is not a great start, so judge his personality and make sure you get it right. T shirts are cheap enough, but if you want to gain entrance to the more upscale establishments they made get you refused entry, so again check in advance.

3 – Choose your transport with care

Depending on numbers this can be anything from taxis, a coach or a stretched limo. Think outside the box here, if you have a large group going abroad, check out chartering a plane, it can be much cheaper than people think, in some cases work out cheaper than a scheduled flight and is let’s face it much, much cooler. Alternatively hiring a girl to serve the drinks in the stretch limo can either be seen as a bit of a lark or tacky. It is a fine line on everything, keep asking.

4 – It’s the extra touches that will win the day

Remember this is not just another night out with friends. Make sure someone who can handle a camera, takes responsibility for some photos, if need be, hire a photographer. Nowadays with smartphones, the stag party can become everyone’s property on social media; remember this can be a good or very bad thing.

5 – Get your group home safely

It might not sound cool, but it is your responsibility to make sure that all the guys get in their taxi or other chosen mode of transport at the end of a stag party. If you are staying in a hotel, make sure all guests either make it back or let you know where they are. Everyone wants and expects to party hard, but it’s your responsibility to at least stay sober enough to check things out at the end of the night. Losing a groom is neither clever nor funny, and it has happened.
Your attention to detail should guarantee that all goes smoothly.
[divider_padding]

Scene from "The Stag" Movie staring Amy Huberman
Scene from “The Stag” Movie staring Amy Huberman – What is your wildest guess as to what the guys are looking at?

6 – Use Your Group Buying Power

it is important to remember that at all times while making inquiries into the cost of travel, accommodation or activities, that you have the strength of your group buying power. Any business that can see a booking coming their way with upwards or 10, 20 or 30 people will definitely not want to loose out, and will be happy to offer incentives to win your custom.

If you take for example the many businesses out there that are offering up to a 80% discount on their services including administration fees to post discount deals on some of the most renowned discount sites like Groupon.com and LastMinute.com and many other sites like these, to try and gain customers to promote their services. Bare this in mind if you’re a bit shy when it comes to haggling for discounts, go for it as you’ve nothing to loose, as all they can do is say no.

7 – Choosing Accommodations

There are many options for choosing accommodation that need to be considered when considering the level of budget for the overall group. The first and most obvious option is hotel accommodation.

Hotel Accommodation is in abundance on many price comparison sites, but sometimes you already know where you want to go based on recommendations from other players who have visited the area where you wish to travel. It is always best practice to contact the hotel directly to see if you can get your own discount for your group booking.

Recommendations from others are most helpful in deciding your accommodation, as you don’t want somewhere that is too reliant on transport all the time!

You can view many of the most popular hotel booking service providers on the Hotels Section of DIYHolidays.com.

Private Properties are also another great option for budget accommadation. There are many fabulous private luxurious villas available for short-term rentals. Some of these villas are like those in which you would imagine movie stars living in. These will have features beyond your wildest imagination, including private swimming pools, Jacuzzis, and a room for everyone in the group!

The cost of renting these villas can be surprisingly affordable when you divide the cost up among the members of your group. There are many websites that provide these options for you, but you can see them all in one location on the Private Properties Section on DIYHolidays.com.

Hostel’s are also an option to consider as this might suit a smaller group traveling, especially if you are heading to an area that can be quite expensive for accommodation. Hostels do have rooms with a number of bunks in it that might suit the number of people in your group. This can be a great solution as sleeping can be the last thing on the itinerary for a stag party depending on the groups requirements, although it can be a noisy option if everybody comes back at different times with a little too much to drink! There are many Hostel booking agents available on line for booking Hostels all over the world and you can see them all in one location here on the Hostel Section on DIYHolidays.com.

8 – Keep your Group Informed

It is always best to inform the people in your group of exactly what costs are involved, what is included in the trip and what, if any, discounts you have managed to squeeze out of service providers.

Collecting the money can also be challenging as this can sometimes create difficulty especially when deposits have to be paid. This is where you avail of the services of GroupandPay.com.

GroupandPay.com is a hugely popular online platform that is free for organisers to use when informing the group of what has been arranged for them and also provides an easy hassle free for collecting the money. It prides itself on being very user friendly.

Then, when all is done and dusted, don’t hide your light under a bushel, you are taking the responsibility for organising the trip, take the pats on the back, when they come your way.

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9 – Travel Insurance

Many people overlook this, but it is so important especially if traveling abroad. Group insurance policies are readily available and do not have to be expensive. The peace of mind that it brings is worth it, especially for the organizer in the event that anybody gets hurt or misses a flight which lets face it, has happened as its part of the territory because it’s the law of averages that you will always have a clown in every group, and as your reading this you know exactly who I’m talking about! Many companies specialise in this kind of cover. There are many service providers listed here on the Travel Insurance Section on DIYHolidays.com for you to choose from!

10 – Need inspiration for Planning your Group Stag Party?

Check out the Hen and Stag Party Section on DIYHolidays.com as they inspire individuals and groups to travel, especially around their interests and hobbies.

Here you will see others recommending places to go. You also see them sharing their experiences through videos, photos, and blogs. You can participate in live surveys, or ask questions and partake in live discussions. You can also view all the most popular online Hen and Stag stores from all over the world, all in one location, and you can even play online party games.

And as you have probably guessed it, DIYHolidays.com is a sister company of GroupandPay.com, so we are all about Inspiring Individuals and Groups to do more Traveling and enjoy more Social Engagement!!!

11 – Tell us about your Experiences and Offer Recommendations

If you have created a group travel experience for a Stag Party that turned out to be an awesome experience, then don’t keep it to yourself, tell us about it in the comments section below.

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Tips for Getting the Best Deals while Travelling in Groups

Use the power of group bookings to get great discounts!

While travelling is without a doubt one of the best activities, it becomes even more interesting when some friends are involved in it too. Travelling in a group becomes a challenge when the group members are on a budget. The budget restricts some of the fun activities but it by no means restricts you from having a lot of fun. There is always a way to make an economical trip a success and the following tips might help you in achieving that goal.

Define your itinerary of places and activities

The first thing you need to do is to take a paper and list down all the destinations that you are going to visit and activities you would like to engage in. Do not hesitate to put down the names of places that you desire to visit as well. Once these have been listed, get hold of your computer and search for some group deals that are always floating around online regarding the places that you want to visit. Such deals might be related to accommodation, package deals on activities and all in costs for activities and accommodation.

You also don’t have to wait for package deals to present themselves, just contact your preferred accommodation choices which will usually be determined by referrals, as you have to rely on referrals to ensure that you have an idea of what your getting, especially when you are booking the adventure on behalf of other people. When you have determined what your options are, approach the supplier and hassle them for a group discount.

Discount may not always be in the form of a reduction in the cost but they may be able to throw in some extra features like food, drink, transport, free admission to activities, etc…

Other areas to save money on travelling

Book Early:
The best way to cut down significant costs of travelling is by booking the tickets or accommodation in advance. There are some airlines that give discounts on bulk purchases of tickets, and since you are traveling in a group, you are likely to get such discounts. Moreover, airlines usually keep fares low initially, but as the day of flight nears, the prices of tickets start to increase, so make sure you book the tickets in advances. If you do not really know how many friends will be travelling, make sure to at least make a reservation to the destination directly with an airline.

Student Discounts:
If you are a student then maximize your student discount facility but keep it this discount weapon until you have negotiated all other discounts. It may not add anything to what you have already negotiated but you’ll never know until you ask!

Last Minute Deals:
If you’re the type that likes to live on the edge there is also some great last minute deals because at this stage the hotel is just happy to fill the rooms and if someone comes to them with a group of potential customers they will be reluctant to let you go. Think of the discounts they are giving some of the last minute booking websites to get the rooms occupied which includes the discount you are been offered by the broker site and the commission they are getting you showing you the offer!
So why not make the call yourself to the accommodation supplier and negotiate the deal yourself!

How to Get Organised!

Don’t forget! – to make life easier for yourself when planning your group travel experience, use GroupandPay.com, as it’s the easy way to collect money from groups of people for just about anything, especially group travel experiences.

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Need inspiration for Planning your Group Travel Experience?

Check out the DIYHolidays.com as they inspire individuals and groups to travel, especially around their interests and hobbies.

Here you will see enthusiasts who travel around their Interests and Hobbies recommending their preferred places to go. You also see them sharing their experiences through videos, photos, and blogs. You can participate in live surveys, and ask questions, or partake in live discussions. You can also view all the most popular online stores related to their Interests and Hobbies from all over the world, all in one location, and you can even play online games related to their Interests and Hobbies.

And as you have probably guessed it, DIYHolidays.com is a sister company of GroupandPay.com, so we are all about Inspiring Individuals and Groups to do more Traveling and enjoy more Social Engagement!!!

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5 Recommended Places to Go for Group Golfing Trips

So many places, where will I start?

When it comes to choosing a location for your golfing trips, the world really is your oyster. Over the years so many more countries have caught the golfing bug and some of the newer venues are superb international standard golf facilities, built by some of the biggest names in the sport.

The venue that you choose obviously is dependent upon several factors; the main two being budget and timescale. There is no point spending two days on Airplanes to play two days of golf. If however your trip is to last a full week with two weekends, then there are not many places that are out of reach.

For any golf trip, do your homework and find the best venues for golf, accommodation and nightlife. Here are some amazing locations to whet your appetite:

1 – Scotland

For many this simply, is the home of golf and you will find good golf courses everywhere you go. Some of the finest courses in the world of course are here. The Old Course at St. Andrews makes a memorable location for any golf player. Walking in the spike marks of just about every famous player that has ever played the game, then enjoying a beer in ‘The Jigger Inn’ is for many the epitome of the game. However lets not forget Muirfield, near Edinburgh, The Ailsa links at Turnberry, Gleneagles in Perthshire or the wildness of Carnoustie in Angus. The famous courses just keep on coming and there are hundreds of other less famous but equally challenging ones.

2 – Portugal

For many Europeans the Algarve region of Portugal is the most popular destination for golfing holidays. Great courses coupled with glorious sunshine, make this a golfers dream. It is hard to believe that the first quality course was built as recently as 1966, when Henry Cotton planned and built his Penina course. Since then amazing courses have sprung up everywhere. The American built Quinta Do Lago is superb, Nick Faldo’s Oceanico, the Monte Rei and San Lorenzo courses and the famous and much lauded Palmares known as the “Jewel in the Crown of the Algarve”.

3 – America

From coast to coast you will find the most superb golf courses at every turn in the United States. Pine Valley in South West New Jersey is legendary. They don’t come any more famous nor picturesque than the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, home of the Masters for 80 years. Cypress Point is a delightful course woven through the cypress and sand dunes on the rugged coast of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Pebble Beach has some amazing holes perched atop steep cliffs, high above the foaming ocean. Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw painstakingly searched over a thousand acres of rolling sand hills in central Nebraska and originally marked out 100 holes. They then slowly and carefully reduced this to 18 and The Sand Hills Golf Course was founded. There are however many hundreds more of world class courses in the States and the size of the country means that organisers of golfing trips need to look at which part of this golfing nation you want to visit.

4 – Southeast Asia

Not the first name on everyone’s lips when thinking of golf, but you really can do no better. Fabulous weather, amazing scenic beauty, Asian culture and some of the finest courses in the world make a heady combination. In recent years fabulous courses have sprung up in Thailand and in particular Vietnam, where a section of the country’s east coastline is now referred to as “The Golf Coast”. There are currently an amazing 65 courses under construction in Vietnam. At 3500 feet above sea level the Tam Dao Mountain dominates the wonderful Tam Dao Golf Resort, just 90 minutes from Hanoi. Built by Lee Trevino, the Dalat Palace Golf Course is known for it’s flawless bent grass conditions, the Montgomerie Links between Hoi An and Danang is superbly constructed in a wonderful location. Nick Faldo’s stunning Laguna Lang Cô Golf Club on the Central Coast.

In Thailand, golf has been growing rapidly for the last couple of decades. The Suwan Golf & Country Club and the Riverdale Golf Club are both located close to Bangkok. Whereas the seaside resorts of Hua Hin and Pattaya both have numerous excellent golfing facilities.

5 – South Africa

For many South Africa represents the finest golf location of them all. Beautiful scenery, amazing conditions and over 450 top courses make this a fabulous country in which to base any golf trip. Set on the very edge of Kruger National Park Leopard Creek is affectionately known as “The Wild Thing”. Also in touch with nature is the Arabella by Bot River Lagoon. Blair Atholl, at a staggering 8300 yards, is one of the longest courses in the world, whilst for fans of links golf the Fancourt is a uniquely challenging test for anyone. Probably the most famous course in the country is The Gary Player Country Club with its famous “Million Dollar Challenge” held every december.

These are just a few ideas for superb golf trips around the world. There are many more of course, but you cannot go wrong with these locations. A mixture of old and new, traditional and quirky, they represent all that is good and challenging in the game we all love.

Need inspiration for Planning your Group Golfing Experience?

Check out the Golfing Section on DIYHolidays.com as they inspire individuals and groups to travel, especially around their interests and hobbies.

Here you will see other golfers recommending places to go. You also see them sharing their experiences through videos, photos, and blogs. You can participate in live surveys, and ask questions, or partake in live discussions. You can also view all the most popular online golfing stores from all over the world, all in one location, and you can even play online golfing games.

And as you have probably guessed it, DIYHolidays.com is a sister company of GroupandPay.com, so we are all about Inspiring Individuals and Groups to do more Traveling and enjoy more Social Engagement!!!

Get Organised!

Don’t forget! – to make life easier for yourself when planning your group golfing trip, use GroupandPay.com, as it’s the easy way to collect money from groups of people for just about anything, especially Group Golfing Trips.

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Tell us about your Experiences and Offer Recommendations

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