The best man is more generous than the maid of honour, report reveals

08 Feb 2019

A recent report shows that the best man is more than 70% more likely to pay for the groom than the maid of honour is for the bride

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A report published by stag and hen party provider, Chillisauce, has highlighted the top trends in celebratory send-offs. The data revealed both stag and hen spending habits as well as the most popular party choices for their bridal party.

It was found that 89% of best men are happy to pay on behalf of their best mate for his stag do. The maid of honour, however, is much more likely to split the cost with other members of the bridal party – 63% chose this option and only 16% were generous enough to pay for the bride-to-be themselves.

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Perhaps this is an indicator of ever-increasing party costs. Ten years ago the average price per person for a stag/hen party was around £95 (hens at £99pp and stags at £91pp). However, fast forward to 2018 and stags are deciding to splash out on their stag dos, jumping up to £169.80 per person, with hens slightly behind at £125.14 per person. 

In the last year, more and more hen and stag groups are choosing to spend slightly more to stay in apartments all together as a group - 15% up from 2017. However, hotel accommodation is still the firm favourite with 54% of groups choosing this arrangement, with apartments following behind at 40%. 

Read: the full hen and stag trends report from Chillisauce

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