If you are in the middle of planning your wedding, you are probably starting to think about the stag and hen dos. Instead of holding two separate celebrations, why not have a joint one? If you have a shared friendship group, holding a joint hen and stag do could be a lot of fun.
To help your organize the most amazing ‘sten’ (stag and hen do) celebrations, we have put together some tips, here:
Ask your friends what they think
For your closest friends, especially your maid of honor, your hen party is their chance to surprise you. And the same goes for your partner’s best man and other friends, they may already have something special planned.
That’s why, it’s important to take their feelings into account as well as your own, to ensure that there is no resentment. Ask each of your closest friends if they would be happy with a joint celebration, and see what they say. If your friends are against the idea, it might be worth rethinking your plans.
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If you and your partner are passionate about travel, consider holding your stag and hen dos abroad. There are so many fantastic places to visit, from popular party destinations, like Ibiza, to more relaxed spots.
So no matter what type of hen and stag do you and your partner would like, there will be somewhere suitable. Whether you want the chance to party, or relax and have a laugh with your friends, there are plenty of places to choose from.
Going somewhere new for your ‘sten dos’, can be a great way to make your celebrations more exciting. However, it’s important to realise that holding your ‘sten do’ abroad will make it more expensive.
To keep costs down, if there is a large group of you, instead of booking a hotel, consider renting a villa. Not only will you have access to lots of amazing facilities, by booking a villa, you will also save money. If you have a small budget, this could be a good way of getting around it, while still having an amazing time.
Do your own thing
While a joint hen and stag do is all well and good, don’t be afraid to split up while you are away. Part of the fun of partying before your wedding is spending time with your closest friends, so make sure to split up and spend some time apart.
You can spend time with your closest girlfriends, getting pampered and drinking cocktails. If you have a look online, you should be able to find some good deals on spa sessions. While the groom-to-be can enjoy some time with his mates. If he’s stuck for what to do, there are plenty of bucks day ideas online, that he might like the sound of.
After spending some time apart doing your own thing, arrange to meet up again for dinner and drinks. As well as doing things apart, the beauty of a joint hen and stag do is the fact that you can also spend time as a group. If you like adventure, doing activities, like abseiling, as a group, could be a lot of fun.
Planning a ‘sten’ do doesn’t have to be difficult. However, to ensure that it is what both you and your partner want, as well as your friends, it’s important to discuss it thoroughly.