Questions Stag and Hen Parties
Both myself and my fiancé are saving desperately for our marriage. His best man is arranging for a stag weekend in Prague which is going to cost at least £500, which we can't afford. But can I interfere and explain to the best man that an expensive stag weekend will probably mean we have to settle with a cheaper honeymoon? Anne-Marie, Cardiff
First you should check whether the other stags are going to pay for your fiancé - it might be that he's just paying for his airfare, but they are planning on subbing him once they are out there. It is probably best not to interfere, but to get your fiancé to express his concerns before anything gets booked.
Related Debrett's Links: Stag and Hen Parties
Can I invite people to my hen-do, but not to the wedding? Our ceremony venue is small, but I don't want to leave anyone out so thought I could include them in my hen celebrations? Katie, Birmingham
As a general rule you should invite people to the wedding if they have been involved in wedding-related celebrations (this is also the case for engagement parties). You will need to explain to them that they won't be invited to the wedding, or prehaps you could consider asking them to the evening part of your reception, rather than the whole day?
Related Debrett's Links: Stag and Hen Parties, Evening-Only Invitations