Stags splash out more than hens on their last night of freedom

Men spend far more than their brides-to-be on celebrating their last night of freedom, according to new research.

Women enjoying a hen party - but stags spend more on their last night of freedom.
Women enjoying a hen party - but stags spend more on their last night of freedom.

Research by Newcastle-based hen and stag 'do' company Last Night of Freedom has revealed that hens are twice as thrifty as stags when it comes to celebrating their send off from the single life.

Men were twice as likely to spend over £100 on their parties in 2015, whereas women were significantly more budget-conscious.

From data collected in July and August , the results of the survey showed 46.7% of hens budgeted no more than £100 for spending money to celebrate the end of their single life, compared to 23.5% of stags.

The men were much more inclined to indulge in their send-offs, with 23.7% blowing over £300 on spending money alone, and 2.2% stags spent over £1,000.

The women were also more likely to spend less time on their trips, with 47% of them lasting one night, compared to 33.7% of the stags'.

Of the men, 22.5% of stag groups partied on through three days, and 2.6% kept going for five nights.

The research reveals a spending hike for stags since 2008, when the average stag party was £91. The more budget conscious hens have stayed a lot closer to their average spend in 2008, which was £102.

Matt Mavir, managing director of Last Night of Freedom, puts the increase down to the rise to of the stag weekend away.


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"We’ve come a long way from spending the evening down the local pub.

"Over the past 10 years we’ve seen a huge increase in the scale of stag parties, as more choose to go abroad for several days to celebrate their last weekend of freedom.

“Dedicating several days abroad to say goodbye to the single life gives you the opportunity to let loose with your friends before the responsibility of married life comes into play.

"There’s no wonder we dedicate more time and money to the celebrations, which are an integral rite of passage to us in the UK.


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“As one of the industry’s leading stag and hen companies, carrying out research like this is one of the ways we make sure to keep our finger on the pulse."

Last Night of Freedom recently announced its most popular destinations for 2015,with Prague top for the stags while Newcastle reigned for the hen 'dos'.

Other destinations that made the top 10 included Dublin, Barcelona, Amsterdam and London.