Bachelor and bachelorette parties can be a great source of stress for all involved. Finding a destination, date and a budget that suits everyone — not forgetting nailing down the fine details — can turn a celebration into a complete and utter ordeal.
According to one recent study in the U.K., the average spend on one of these thrashes iis £507 (~R,8400) per person — possibly unsurprising, given the tradition of a night out with pals has evolved into week-long breaks abroad.
But for the couples featured in 'Not The Royal Wedding', HuffPost UK's series following the journeys of people getting married on the same day as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, low-key pre-wedding parties were the way to go.
If you'd like to follow their example, here's what our brides and grooms to be learnt about having fun while not bankrupting their guests at their pre-wedding parties. Party organisers, take note.