The idea of Stag and Hen parties has changed greatly over the years. Originally a quiet night – spent with friends and family the night before the wedding, can now last anywhere from a weekend to a week. It has become an opportunity to get away and party, with the excuse of celebrating ‘the end of freedom’.
Today stag and hen parties are far from the traditional – they often now include fancy dress, dares, strippers and falling out of nightclubs drunk at the end of the night.
It appears the parties prior to the wedding have become as long, as costly and almost as important as the honeymoon, which follows.