The Mirror recently revealed that celebrations have been costing guests an average of £195 each for men taking part in stag celebrations, and £163 for women taking part in hen celebrations. These figures show that there has been a big increase in the amount party goers have been spending since the last research was carried out in 2009.
It is believed that most people in the UK who are invited to a stag or hen do will end up spending around 25% more than they had hoped to. This extra expenditure is usually outlaid on travel costs, alcohol and fancy dress or new clothes, especially for women. There are so many different stag and hen companies in the UK and plenty of venues and nightcluns in which to celebrate, all waiting to take the money from loyal friends and families in the name of a good old knees up to help the bride or groom to be celebrate.
Hen and stag weekends are becoming more popular than the standard night out on the town. Stags and hens are now likely to invite their friends on a city break weekend away or for some a week in the sun. One of the most popular yet costly stag party holidays in trend at the moment is a gambling trip to the bright light casinos of Las Vegas. Another part of the same research report revealed that there have been over 400,000 men in the UK that have coughed up over £3,000 on a single stag celebration.
As the expectations and costs of taking part in a stag or hen weekend rise, party organisers are looking for more inventive ways to spread their budgets and celebrate with their friends. Travel companies specifically focusing on stag and hen weekends are able to offer discounted group travel and source suitable activities for any budget. Add to this the support of a professioanl organisers and buyer protection such as ABTA and ATOL, it seems that professionally organised stag and hen parties will be the budget friendly answer to a good celebration.