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5 Major Benefits of Having a Sten Do Instead of Separate Stag and Hen Parties

By Alice Prendergast, on 04/01/19
Alice Prendergast
5 Major Benefits of Having a Sten Do Instead of Separate Stag and Hen Parties
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Considering having a sten do instead of separate stag and hen parties? These reasons might make your decision a bit easier.

Sten dos are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. If your S.O. is your favourite partner in crime for an evening out, why ditch them for your wildest pre-wedding party? Also, many couples have a bridesman or groomslady in their wedding party making a combined event a logical choice. There are more than a few reasons to skip the classic, separate hen and stag parties and we hashed them all out here.

Here are a few reasons to have a sten do.

It’ll save you some time

If you and your partner need to get down to business wedding planning, having to book off two separate weekends for your hen party and stag do shenanigans won’t help you much. Meshing the two events together is guaranteed to save you some time since you’ll be in the same place at the same time for your sten do. P.S. this doesn’t mean you should try to sneak your seating chart or menu drafts into your party - keep business and pleasure separate.

It’ll be less expensive for everyone

What’s less expensive than two parties? One party - duh! Depending on what sort of activities you want to do, stag and hen events can get pretty pricey for the participants (since they’re expected to foot the bill). For a sten do, you’ll have more guests at the party, so more people will be able to contribute to the final cost, meaning there will be cash saved all around.

You’ll get that party vibe

Even if you’re doing something low-key for your sten do, like staying in and having a Netflix marathon and takeaway, it’ll seem more like a party because you’ve got more guests. Bringing everyone together is a surefire way to make your event seem like a real celebration, not just another evening with your nearest and dearest.

It gives your wedding party a chance to bond

A sten do is the perfect opportunity for everyone in your wedding party to bond. This is great if the groomsmen and bridesmaids haven’t spent a lot of quality time together in the past. On the other hand, if your squad is already well acquainted and gets along, why not bring everyone together for one epic party? The more the merrier, right?

You’ll get to celebrate together

While some couples like to take time apart to go a little wild before their wedding, others like to stick together. If you’re in the latter category, a sten do will be right up your alley. The joint party is a way to spend time with your S.O. and friends and celebrate like no-one’s watching.

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