Stag Do(s) and Don’ts

Last week I said I’d recap Mr. Sword’s bachelor/stag party, but it’s going to be a bit difficult because HE FORGOT TO TAKE PICTURES. Clearly, he’s not meant to be a blogger like myself.

Mr. Sword had quite the weekend though! I guess they drank at their rented home away from home, drank at the local bars, went on a whiskey tour, sang karaoke, and the cops only showed up once. Success!! 😉

I did manage to steal one photo from Facebook, and luckily, it’s a tame one. This was taken at a Whiskey distillery in Keith, Scotland. The story goes that not everyone was feeling well enough to go on the tour the next morning. Hehe.


Mr. Sword and friends/ photo by Best Man Doc

And keeping with my theme, here are some Stag Do(s) and Don’ts!


DO rent a chalet (house) in the middle of nowhere to ensure one rockin’ good time.

In lieu of a photo, I have this quote from one of our groomsmen: “Turns out a stag in the middle of nowhere with little planned is absolute carnage. Ruined.”


DON’T be afraid to invite everyone in the bar over to your rented chalet to party until the wee hours of the morning. Mr. Sword said that everyone in Keith is insanely nice and were really fun. I say, inviting strangers over to my house (rented or not) is the last thing I’d ever do! Clearly, I’m not very friendly though.


DO take lots of shots and play lots of snooker. (Snooker = pool table) Mr. Sword said he didn’t get sick, even though he drank in excess and stayed up all night. It’s gotta be that Scottish blood. I felt sick hearing about the amount of liquor he ingested.

Again, here’s a quote from a different groomsmen, “The town of Keith has broken me. I am a shadow of a man. A shadow.”


DON’T forget to thank your awesome Best Man for throwing one hell of a Stag party! (For the record, Mr. Sword didn’t forget and got him a personalized cigar holder.) Best Man Doc has a PhD (hence his nickname), and has been an awesome friend to Mr. Sword for many years. In fact, all of Mr. Sword’s buddies back home are really great guys and I’m excited to party with them in Minnesota in a few short months! Is it March yet??

When I told my future father-in-law that I’m excited both Mr. Sword and I have such great memories from our parties, he replied with, “Yes, but I think Mr. Sword’s memories are a bit fuzzier than yours.” HAHA. So true.

Miss Sword Wedding Tip: I recommend scheduling your stag/hen parties for the same weekend if you can, it’s nice to be busy with your friends while they’re busy with theirs, plus then you get to share that special weekend with your partner even if you’re not physically with them!

Do you know what happened at your partner’s bachelor/bachelorette party? Did anyone else’s guy go away for a long weekend? Who wants to party in Keith now?


Mrs. Sword

Wedding Date:
March 2013
Honeymoon in my Hometown: Sydney, Australia
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    blonde17jess 1290 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:30 am

    I definitely like the idea of the bachelor/bachelorette parties being on the same weekend, because I think it’d be better for me to be distracted so I’m not worrying about what he’s doing. Not that I don’t trust him, just that I’m a worry wart!

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    Miss Care Bear 193 posts, Blushing bee @ 11:07 am

    I definitely agree with that last bit of advice! I’ve asked our Best Man and MOH to coordinate stag parties so we’re each off having fun instead of home worried about each other. Plus, we get to be deathly hungover together! 🙂

    Sounds like Mr. Sword had a blast!

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    stephk527 987 posts, Busy bee @ 11:55 am

    I am such an anomaly – I hate the idea of same weekend bachelor/bachelorette parties. I think I have too much anxiety and OCD, though, and having that much go on at once would drive me bananas (to be fair, I’m pretty much my FI’s personal assistant, so it’d be super hectic for me). I’m all for busying yourself the night of your SO’s big bash, but I couldn’t have a Big Thing the same weekend. EEPIES.

    I totally want to go party in Keith. Strangers over after the bar? HILARIOUS.

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    bluewhale 638 posts, Busy bee @ 4:22 pm

    The quotes! Hahahaha. And I think I’ll take that tip about having the parties on the same weekend. It would be nice for both of us to have distractions 🙂

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 6:30 pm

    It sounds like Mr. Sword had a great stag party, the quotes are amazing!

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    graywolf 725 posts, Busy bee @ 7:47 pm

    i want to go now!

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    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:10 pm

    What a grand time! Those boys know how to party. 🙂

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    MrsCov 50 posts, Worker bee @ 4:13 am

    My husband and his friends rented a cottage in the middle of nowhere for his stag too and it worked out really well. It was on the basic side but that seemed to turn out well as they didn’t feel guilty dragging the furniture out to the garden (it was glorious weather and there was no garden furniture)!

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    Cona, Guest @ 9:06 am

    Great post, thank you for sharing! I am glad that you all survived and had a great time.. I do agree with you on the having the stag and hen party on the same weekend, very clever!

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