Young men and women in a club

Should We Have a Sten Party?

Raucous nights of drunken debauchery, enough cosmo to drown in and perhaps a misguided sexual encounter with a lady boy – what’s not to love about the age old tradition of the stag and hen party?

Okay, so not all parties quite follow the same dangerous pattern of Hollywood’s Hangover films, but we wouldn’t mind betting that it isn’t all hyperbole. Well, maybe the bit where they stole Mike Tyson’s tiger.

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Children dressed as bride and groom

Children at weddings

Do children even belong at weddings? As with many of the decisions you make in the lead up to your big day, the choice is a personal one. Some people clearly feel as though weddings are an adult event (and the large quantities of booze consumed would substantiate those claims) but then there are others who consider the big day a family occasion, designed for everyone to be a part of.

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Wedding ceremony

How to deal with more guests on one side

Unless you plan to elope, and are therefore able to avoid the ever-expectant gaze of relatives and close friends, you are unlikely to find the perfect balance in fulfilling the expectations of both guests of the bride and of the groom. In fact, imbalance at the wedding could well be a template for things to come – perhaps the groom is a single child, solitary type with a handful of very close friends whilst the bride is… well, Greek.

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