“Stag and hen parties are worth the money!” says company organising stag and hen parties

Has anyone ever noticed how expensive Stag Dos and Hen Dos are getting?

Time was, people were happy to have a few drinks bought for them down the Dog and Duck (before the Dog and Duck was bought out by a national chain and converted into ‘Canard K9’, the gastropub). These days, though, if you aren’t spending a week go carting and hovercrafting around Amsterdam’s red light district, you’re letting the side down.

Fortunately, this adventure arms-race hasn’t gone unnoticed by the Daily Mail:

Cost of staging a stag or hen party soars 50% in five years – with average spend now £157 per person

Stag and hen dos are one of the most enjoyable elements of planning a wedding – but they can also be one of the most costly.

With the average cost of a stag party coming in at £153 per person and a hen party now reaching £157, there’s nothing cheap about staging a stag or a hen, even if you can’t say the same about what goes on during the event.

The study, carried out by Stag Company and Hen Heaven found that spending had soared by over 50 percent over the past five years as it appears that no matter the economic situation people will find the money to give their friend a memorable send-off.

Source: Daily Mail, 18 January 2013

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So, what have we learnt? Well, we’ve learnt that men lie (a good take-home message from any PR story), that stag dos go to strip clubs, and that pre-wedding celebrations can be expensive.

Of course, this isn’t any old research – this is PR-funded, commercially-driven research… so who paid for it?

The study, carried out by Stag Company and Hen Heaven found that spending had soared by over 50 percent over the past five years as it appears that no matter the economic situation people will find the money to give their friend a memorable send-off.

That would be a company who specialises in arranging stag and hen parties, telling the world that even when finances get tight, there’s no reason not to splash out on an expensive party before you get married. And if you’re looking for ideas on how to spend that money, well…

The survey was conducted by the Stag Company and Hen Haven who have recently introduced Las Vegas as a destination.

Hen Heaven CEO Rob Hill indicated that Vegas is already proving popular with Hen Heaven site visitors:

‘We’ve seen a huge response to our new Las Vegas hen weekend packages, and rightly so. 

‘Las Vegas is one of the ultimate destinations for many types of holiday or getaway, and hen parties are no different’

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