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30 Things a Guy Should Do Before He Turns 30

Simply enter '1' into the box next to the question if you have achieved that item, or if you haven't yet leave blank. Then compare your score with the 'Man-O-Meter' to get your Best Man rating.

  1. Dance with a stranger in a strange land. Salsa with a Latin American beauty on a moonlit beach. Belly dance with a Turkish temptress. Real men CAN dance. 
  2. Drive an amazing car. Whether it’s a rented Ferrari or a classic car you’ve restored yourself there’s nothing like a set of wicked wheels to stir the beast within. 
  3. Give up your seat. Manners maketh the man. Whether its for an expectant mother or an older lady, a gentleman always offers up his seat. 
  4. Ride a horse. Billy The Kid, King Richard the Lionheart, The Charge of the Light Brigade. So many men have ridden a horse to fame and glory so why haven’t you? 
  5. Score the winner. It might have been the decisive goal in a penalty shootout or putting from 15yrds on the 18th green have you got a moment of sporting genius that you can bore your friends with for years to come? (and Call of Duty is NOT a sport) 
  6. Invent your own cocktail. Mix it, shake it, set light to it!?! 
  7. Take a road trip. Destination anywhere. Nothing booked along the way but finding lodging where lady luck dictates. It’s a traveller’s life for me 
  8. High dive into water. A genuine rite of passage for a number of cultures, how high have you taken it? 
  9. Catch, kill and cook your own dinner. Be it the call of the wild or something grown in your own garden. There’s something strangely satisfying about living off the land. 
  10. Make love in open water. Under a waterfall or on a sun drenched beach, it’s every woman’s dream and every guys duty. 
  11. Build a fence. Jack of all trades, master of power tools. A real man can. 
  12. Lived in another country. Experience life from another point of view. And back packing in your gap year really doesn’t count. 
  13. Throw a memorable party. We’re talking the stuff of legend that has grown larger in the re-telling. If you haven’t managed a party to remember by now you’re going to need some tips. 
  14. Empty your pockets for a worthy cause. Material wealth is a mere bauble decadently waved in the face of humanity. Real wealth is doing something for others, money comes and goes and you will soon earn it back so give something to those that deserve a helping hand. We’re not talking loose change, do something worthwhile and make a difference. 
  15. Camp out under the stars for a week. Getting back to nature and connecting to the land, by now you should have seen life from under a canopy of stars. 
  16. Bid at an auction. Forget ebay we’re talking the real deal, a steady nerve and cool palms. Be it for that Tiffany lamp you’ve secretely had your eye on for weeks or your first home, it takes a takes a certain steel to bid successfully. 
  17. Overcome a fear. Have you strapped some chicken wings to your stomach and dived into piranha infested waters? Sat in a bath full of snakes balanced precariously on top of a tall building while kissing a spider? Perhaps its time to face that phobia. 
  18. Be a rock god. “Yes kids, your dad was in a band when he was younger, they were called Audio Cesspool and they really were shit.” 
  19. Eat something truly weird. The discussion this started in our office produced the revelation that one of our number has eaten smoked iguana!!! 
  20. Stayed up all night and watched the sunrise. We can’t believe there are people out there who haven’t partied until dawn and if you’re one of them… shame on you! 
  21. Started your own business. Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Richard Branson. They all started somewhere. 
  22. Said “I love you” and mean it. We’re not afraid to show our emotions, last night we cried in the pub when we lost the pub quiz, it’s ok for modern men to show how they feel and essential when you find someone special. 
  23. Taken a punt on a long shot. Forget online casinos, that’s for sad blokes who don’t get out much. The truly cool James Bond types among you will have thrown it all on black in Monte Carlo or picked the 100-1 outsider to sting the bookies. 
  24. Sung in public. All women love a guy who can sing but showing her pictures of you in the school choir is unlikely to win favour with fair maiden. 
  25. Drink Tequila in Mexico.Caiprinhas in Rio, Vodka in Moscow, Rum in Jamaica, Guinnes in Dublin. No points for Tenants Extra in a shop doorway in Glasgow. 
  26. Sell something you’ve made to someone you don’t know. Is there a talent you’ve utilised to make some cash? 
  27. Walk a mighty distance. It’s amazing what you learn about yourself and your surroundings when you use your feet to travel for a few days instead of your car. Go green, there’s a big world out there and you might be missing it. 
  28. Learn a magic trick. All guys should know at least one magic trick. 
  29. Look after someone else’s kids for the day. And lived to tell the tale... more importantly so should they. If you get the chance you could show them your magic trick!! 
  30. Quit something you love. A bit like this list, all good things must come to an end. It takes a big man to walk away from something he loves. 
Best Man Rating 

How did you score? What kind of man are you?

Are you sure its not you that should be wearing a dress on the day?? Really?
How can anyone have achieved so little? Perhaps you should start with something easy like turning off the games console and GETTING OUT THE HOUSE!!!


You clearly need all the help you can get. With so little experience to draw on and your big day looming click here for some party suggestions.

Not a bad score... if your name’s Lisa! Are you sure its not you that should be wearing the dress on the big day? Print out this list and get cracking, really, you’ll thank us in the end.


You clearly are a guy who wants to party but perhaps just need a bit of help to get that party started. Click here for some excellent party tips and Stag Do games checkout.

A respectable score, there’s still plenty for you to do and fun to be had. Although you’re perhaps not where the parties at you clearly know where it can be found.


You clearly are a guy who wants to party but just need a bit of help to get that party started. Click here for some original party tips and Stag Do games.

Good going. A perfectly respectable total and you clearly know where the fun is at. The party force is strong in you but you are not quite Simply The Best just yet.


You certainly know how to have a good time and to make sure your Stag Do really does live up to the high expectations your friends have of you click here to arm yourself with some unusual Stag Do games.

Lived well you have young Jedi and the party force is strong in you. We salute you and would welcome you on one of our “bring-your-toothbrush-and-passport-this-is-going-to-get-messy” office “expeditions” anytime.


You are a Party Prince amongst men and clearly someone your mates look to for party inspiration. To keep your Party God reputation click here for some excellent Stag Do Games.

You are Simply The Best. We salute you!


You are THE MAN and clearly someone your mates look to for party inspiration. You’re the kind of guy who finds brilliant websites full of original and unusual party games and you’ve done it again.