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Wedding Hen Nights and Wedding Stag Nights

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Hen Nights

A Hen Night / Hen Weekend is a party held for a woman who is about to be married. The term " Hen Night / Hen Weekend " is more common in the UK and Ireland, while the term "bachelorette party" is more common in the United States.

Those attending the Wedding Hen Night / Hen Weekend are usually all female, although gay male friends of the bride-to-be may also be included. Events such as the Chippendale Cabaret Show in the UK add comedy to the male strip club.

If your Hen Night is held at home, it may be an occasion to hold a pamper party or compare products like lingerie or women's sex toys or to play games like "Truth or Dare", "Pass the Balloon", or a risqué version of "Consequences".

Many companies sell " Hen Night party packs" including products like "L-plates", fur-lined handcuffs, "willy whistles" and adult toys.

It has become a common practice for Hen Nights to consist of a bar tour combined with a treasure hunt, which usually has a risqué or erotic theme.

On Hen Nights the bride-to-be is invariably dressed in some fashion so that everyone in the bar instantly recognises her as being the subject of a Hen Night. Usually, she will be wearing a wedding veil and a t-shirt, which is to be signed by guys she and her friends meet in the bars that night. The bride-to-be is usually quite intoxicated by the end of the night, as both her friends and guys she meets in the bars will continuously buy her drinks.

In some bars, it is not unusual to see several hen parties a night on summer weekends.

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Stag Nights

A Stag Night / Stag Weekend is held for a bachelor shortly before he is married, to commemorate his final opportunity to engage in activities a new wife might not approve of, or merely to spend time bonding with his male friends. A Stag Night may involve activities such as going to a strip club, hiring a female stripper or escort, drinking alcohol and gambling.

Stag Nights have been the subject of many movies, especially comedies.

The task of organising a Stag Night / Weekend is often assigned to the best man. The growth of the Hen / Stag Night / Weekend Industry means there are now various companies taking the "hassle" out of organising the Hen / Stag Weekend. Canada:- Montreal is one of the most popular Stag Weekend destinations due to the city's large number of lax strip clubs.

There is now a growing trend for Hens / Stags to go abroad, (Hen Weekends / Stag Weekends) - These trips are becoming very popular as mini-holidays with the groups taking part in various day time activities as well as the expected night out on the town, with Dublin topping the list, followed by Prague, Amsterdam and Maastricht.

Other popular UK destination include:-

Belfast, Birmingham, Blackpool, Brighton, Bournemouth, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Newquay, Nottingham, Oxford, Reading, Torquay, Whitley Bay, Woolacombe, and York to name a few.

In Europe:-

Albufeira, Barcelona, Bratislava, Cork, Dublin, Galway, Madrid, Prague, Riga and Tallinn

In the United States:-

New York, Las Vegas and Atlantic City are popular Hen / Stag Night / Weekend destinations.

Stag Night / Weekend Ideas

Bier Keller

Comedy Clubs

Kidnap The Stag & Prison Experiences

Mud Wrestling

Bobsledding

Paintball

Quad Biking

Karting

Driving

Buggy Racing

Clay Pigeon Shooting

White Water Rafting

River Bugging

Canyoning

Assault Course

Yacht Sailing

Caving…

Treasure Hunt

Murder Mystery Dinner

Mobile Casino Night

Golf Day

Wine Tasting

Party Cruises

Pub Crawl

London Eye - Exclusive private capsules are perfect for pre-wedding celebrations, from an afternoon get-together with friends and family to an evening celebration before the big day.

Comedy / Cabaret Show

City Party Bus

Brewery & Distillery Tour

Medieval Banquet

Tribute Night

Hen Night / Weekend Ideas

Comedy / Cabaret Show

Luxurious Pamper Day – sauna - spa - sunbed, massage or facial etc……

Treasure Hunt

Paintball

Quad Biking

Karting

Driving

Buggy Racing

White Water Rafting

River Bugging

Canyoning

Caving…

Wine Tasting

Mobile Casino Night

Murder Mystery Dinner

London Eye - Exclusive private capsules are perfect for pre-wedding celebrations, from an afternoon get-together with friends and family to an evening celebration before the big day.

Pole Dancing Lessons

Party Cruises

Makeover and Photo shoot

Superstar Hen Party - Fun in the Recording Studio

City Party Bus

Medieval Banquet

Tribute Night

There are hundreds of Hen and Stag Companies available all offering similar types of activities and they vary MASSIVELY in quality and numerous other companies that will simply put you wherever makes them the most money, always check and ask about the activities they offer, can they provide valid insurance documentation, at the end of the day you will get what you pay for!!

When booking a Hen / Stag Night organiser they should customise the event to meet your exact needs. Get quotes, these should contain an extremely high level of detail about everything that will be included in your package, so you know exactly what you are paying for. There are numerous companies that will provide you with minimal details about the events and there are several reasons that they do this:

  1. They don't actually know the details
  2. By giving you minimal information, they can just switch you to their cheapest option once you have booked!

Check if there will be a charge for alterations to your booking after it has been confirmed. When organising a group event it is inevitable that you may need some alterations after you have paid a deposit. Some companies charge up to £15 per person for every single alteration to booking after it has been confirmed.

A few things to also check:-

  1. Check if the company holds public and product liability cover as an event organiser and tour operator and can they provide a copy of this upon demand.

•  Can they ensure that all their suppliers carry this insurance as well in the event of accident or equipment failure (are copies also available)

•  Can they provide you with insurance to cover cancellation, loss or personal injury at highly competitive rates?

A legal requirement for all companies that offer weekend breaks, and is part of the UK Package Travel Regulations must hold 'Travel Protection Insurance'. This has to covers every person on your event in the event that any suppliers are unable to fulfil their obligations. Check where your money will be held until your event has been completed.

For non-flight inclusive holidays (in the UK or where you have bought your own flight) The current UK Package Travel Regulations state that companies are not allowed to use any of your money to 'pre-pay' for any part of your weekend. Instead they have to use our own money first. So your payment should be put into a separate account until you have been on your hen / stag weekend. In the highly unlikely event that a company cannot meet its obligations, or should fail, your money is safe and available for "repayment or repatriation".

Even though this is a legal requirement for every company offering arranged packaged holidays or weekends in the UK or overseas there are plenty of rogue companies out there who break the law on this point. So before you book with a company, ask them about this first!!

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