There's no better way for couples heading to the altar to prepare for the challenges of married life than to attend the obligatory last hurrah, and with one third of Brits participating in weddings this year, chances are we will witness an onslaught of bachelor parties in 2013.
Stag and hen parties are arguably one of the most enjoyable parts of the whole wedding planning process and quite popular among Brits. According to a recent infographic from Confused.com, 44% of respondents declared they have previously attended such celebrations in the UK, while 23% have even traveled abroad for this occasion. The list of popular destinations for bachelor parties is topped by Barcelona (14.33%), Ibiza (13.54%), Amsterdam (11.65%) and Las Vegas (7.56%).
However, great fun comes at a price, and a very steep one, apparently £276 is the average amount spent on hen parties, causing a lot of guests to refuse participation because of the cost.
Here's more interesting facts about stag and hen nights in Confused.com's infographic: