When it comes to Wedding planning, it’s hard to know before you start the preparations just how much it’s going to cost everyone involved. From the in-laws and the bride and groom to that particularly devoted best friend/maid of honour. With Circle, it becomes easier to pay everyone back by requesting and sending money through their Groups feature and adding a note or gif to accompany it. This can help especially with hen and stag costs.
Organising the Hen and Stag nights out, can be very tricky, in fact - social payments app, Circle, has found that when it comes to hen and stag dos - a huge amount of organisers are left out of pocket following the celebrations.
For four out of five (81%) hen or stag dos, best men or maids of honour will pay for things in advance – averaging £204 per person – with 7% spending over £500. But more than a third (36%) of those who organised pre-wedding send-offs have been left feeling the pinch, with an average of £53 per person not being paid back.
With the average hen and stag costs totalling £145 per person, the research also unveiled that for one in ten, hen and stag do related money matters have caused arguments.
With Circle’s feature, Groups are quick and easy to create. Simply tap the ‘New Chat’ button on the main messages screen and users will be prompted to select friends who are currently on their Circle friends list, or invite new friends to Circle by entering their phone number.
Groups can contain up to 20 people, so whether you need to collect money for that round of drinks, split the bill between a stag present, or getting back flight and hotel costs, Circle has got it covered. Within groups, users will still be able to use Circle’s other popular features; including sending instant messages, images and even GIFs - making getting back that cash just a little bit less awkward.
Circle also has a feature called Events, which makes collection those monetary wedding presents a lot easier. By creating an ‘Event’ on Circle pay, you’ll be able to add a message and a picture and then send a link out with any invite - guests will then be able to enter the amount they’d like to gift and add a message with it. It takes out all the hassle of bank accounts and awkward cash exchanges, and can all be done online. All you need to do to get set up is contact Circle’s customer service team who can give you access to the web-based function. Easy!
For future information on planning your hen and stag costs visit https://www.circle.com/en-gb/