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LAST HURRAH
A GLIMPSE AT STAG AND HEN PARTY ANIMALS IN BRITAIN
It’s the final night of singledom with your best guys or gals before tying the knot with your significant other. Naturally, it’s time to travel, go out to the bars, and get a little wild.
SECTION 1: TIME TO PARTY
Stag and hen parties are a staple of wedding festivities, with many couples inviting their friends of the same sex to let loose for a night or weekend before the impending nuptials. With 32% of Brits planning to attend weddings this year (2013), there’s bound to be some partying on the horizon.

• 44% of people have previously attended stag or hen parties in the UK.
• 18% of people plan to party at stag or hen occasions in the UK this year.
• 23% of people have been to weddings abroad.
• 8% of people are traveling to weddings abroad this year.

The Party-Goers
Who’ll be celebrating stag and hens this year? Take a look.

Attending stag and hen parties in 2013:

• Male: 18%
• Female: 16%

• 18–24: 23%
• 25–34: 31%
• 35–44: 19%
• 45–54: 14%
• 55 and up: 9%

Attending UK weddings in 2013:
• Male: 31%
• Female: 33%

• 18–24: 32%
• 25–34: 48%
• 35–44: 28%
• 45–54: 25%
• 55+: 29%

SECTION 2: AWAY WE GO
Sometimes brides and grooms decide to take the party elsewhere. The following are top destinations people plan to travel to for parties this year.

<<CALLOUT>>9.6% of people have been or will be attending parties abroad this year.


SPAIN
Benidorm: 13.23%
Barcelona: 14.33%
Lloret de Mar: 6.3%
Marbella: 9.76%
Ibiza: 13.54%
Magaluf: 8.03%
Majorca: 9.13%

CZECH REPUBLIC
Prague: 10.08%

NETHERLANDS
Amsterdam: 11.65%

USA
Las Vegas: 7.56%

Italy
Rome: 7.56%

Other: 26.77%

*Participants provided more than one response.
SECTION 3: MONEY PROBLEMS
Good times don’t come cheap. Sometimes you have to pass up the fun to save your wallet from partying too hard.

<<CALLOUT>> The average amount spent for stag or hen festivities is £276.89.

• 18% of people decline attending parties abroad because of cost.
• 26% would never attend one because of cost.
• 51% say asking your friends to go abroad is too big a favour.
• 33% only attend the parties if they’re directly involved with the weddings.
*Participants provided more than one response.

SECTION 4: WHAT HAPPENS AT THE PARTY, STAYS AT THE PARTY
It’s always memorable when something weird or crazy happens, right? Right. Here are some mishaps partygoers encountered while traveling abroad with their stags and hens.

While Abroad: WOMEN MEN
Got a tattoo or piercing while drunk 6% 8%
Got arrested while drunk 6% 13%
Got thrown out of the hotel while drunk 13% 14%
Woke up in a strange location 11% 23%
Lost friends on a night out 21% 24%
Lost a passport .43% 4%
Missed a flight 3% 8%
Someone else from the party missed a flight 5% 5%
Lost luggage 6% 5%
Lost a phone 6% 8%
None of the above 55% 36%

*Participants provided more than one response.


SOURCES: Confused.com


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