18% Turn Down ‘Too Expensive’ Stag/Hen Dos

The trend these days is to really see your engaged friends off in style, which means that stag and hen parties overseas that cost a fair amount of money are proving to be increasingly popular. However, not everyone is keen to dig deep to celebrate with their pals, it would seem. New research from Ocean Finance has revealed that 18 per cent of Brits have actually turned down an invitation to a stag or hen do because of the costs involved, with the typical party setting people back £197. Those aged between 25 and 44 are most likely to decline because of the expense, while regionally those in Yorkshire and Northern Ireland were most inclined to refuse an invitation. Men seem more comfortable splashing the cash than women, it was found – the average man will spend £235 to attend a stag do, while women would spend on average £156. “It’s easy to get caught up in the moment when planning stag or hen parties, but it’s important to keep it inclusive. Bear in mind that not everyone will have the same amount of money to spend and a pricey do will put off those on a tighter budget from attending. It’s not all about where you go and what you do, but who you spend the special occasion with,” spokesman for Ocean Finance Ian Williams said. Are you in the throes of wedding planning? If you’ve already made big decisions like who your Asian wedding video provider is going to be, perhaps start thinking about how you’d like to celebrate your last night as a free man or woman. Here are a few ideas to get you started.