Historically, pre-wedding rituals have been dictated by gender roles. While Stag Do’s and Hen Parties traditionally mark the end of one’s bachelorhood or spinsterhood, they have conventionally been considered an all-male or all-female affair.
With our social lives no longer being segregated by gender, however, an increasing number of people are abandoning this outdated tradition and are inviting whoever they wish to their Stag Do or Hen Party, regardless of gender.
Taking this one step further, an increasing number of couples are choosing to forego all traditions and outdated societal rules by combining their final pre-marital celebrations into a Sten Do – a joint Stag and Hen celebration where the guests of both the bride and groom come together for one incredible party.
While having a combined Stag and Hen Do may not be everyone’s idea of fun, they are certainly on the rise, and it’s easy to understand why. Below, we’ve outlined 4 reasons why a Sten Do might be the best option for you and your partner.
Mixed Friendship Group
If you and your partner have been together for a long time, there is a strong likelihood that you both share many friends or belong to the same social circle. Therefore, having a Sten Do is a perfect way to celebrate with all of your friends at once. Nobody will feel left out or excluded. Additionally, it’s also a terrific opportunity for those few who have never met before to bond before the wedding.
While Hen Parties and Stag Do’s can be difficult for mixed friendship groups because it is customary not to invite individuals based on their gender, a Sten Do allows you to abandon all of these ridiculous traditions and focus on simply having a great time with the most important people in your life, regardless of gender.
With a Sten Do, you can combine your money and resources for one memorable celebration, rather than two separate expensive events. Furthermore, by combining friendship groups, you should have a pretty large group, meaning you could receive discounts or special deals for large group bookings.
If you and your partner have similar interests and hobbies, then a Sten Do is an excellent opportunity to try something new with all of your friends. A Cocktail Masterclass is a great option if you and your partner are cocktail lovers who want to learn how to mix a cocktail like pros. However, if you are a thrill-seeking couple looking for some competitive fun, go-karting, paintballing, and quad biking are excellent options. But whatever the activity, a Sten Do is a great way to spend quality time together away from the pre-wedding stresses.