Carolyn Louise featured in the Huffington Post

If you’ve been lumped with organising your mate’s stag or hen do and are less than enthused, you’re not alone. A new survey revealed half of UK adults do not want to be their best friend’s maid of honour or best man because they can’t be bothered with the hassle of organising such frivolities.

Friendship politics, the responsibility of booking flights and hotels, and having to chase people for money are just some of the factors that put them off, the survey of 2,000 adults by revealed.

Interestingly, the pressure has led one in five adults to actually try and back out of the responsibility. And is it any wonder when the typical planner will send a whopping 89 emails or Whatsapp messages about the trip?

If you’ve been tasked with organising your best friend’s hen or stag do and there’s no way of backing out, don’t panic. We asked wedding planners for their top tips for throwing a (relatively) trouble-free event.

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