But stag and hen parties are getting longer not shorter!
The days of newly-wed couples flying to an exotic location for a month-long honeymoon could be on the wane in busy Britain – after a survey showed that ‘mini-moons’ are growing in popularity.
One in six Brits would rather take a short break after their wedding – for two to three days – than book a longer holiday, according to a survey by the original stag and hen experts Red7, which are celebrating 20 years in the wedding business this year.
The survey quizzed more than 2,000 respondents across the UK and found some interesting trends.
It showed that:
One in six Brits said they would prefer to take a short mini-moon of two to three days.
That figure rose to 1 in 5 in busy London.
Younger people are more taken with the idea – the figure was 1 in 4 for 25-34 year-olds
More than a third of couples married for less than 12 months said they took a mini-moon (the figure was 27 per cent for those married for 1-4 years and 17 per cent for those married 5-9 years).
“It’s clear from those answers that mini-moons are on the rise,” said Ian Lucas, Managing Director of Red7.
“Perhaps it’s a reflection of how busy we all are, but it also shows the increasing popularity of short breaks to exciting destinations.
“For example, the top places for people to hold a stag or hen trip these days are not Margate and Blackpool but destinations like Vegas or New York. Modern transportation means you go further for a short break and there are more options.”
In fact, the survey showed that while honeymoons are getting shorter, stag and hen parties are getting longer.
The days of a one-night pub crawl have been replaced by trips abroad, typically for two or three days but sometimes for up to a week.
The results showed:
Las Vegas is the top destination alongside Amsterdam.
Barcelona, New York and Benidorm complete the top five.
More than two-thirds of 16-24 year-olds would consider going abroad for a hen or stag trip.
A third say the ideal stag or hen do would be between 2-3 days long.
Seven per cent would like a 4-6 day trip and 4 per cent a week-long trip.
For more information, please visit www.redsevenleisure.co.uk.