I’ve noticed that a new trend seems to be emerging. Mr&Mrs-to-be are more frequently deciding to join forces for their hen and stag parties the night before the wedding. So, instead of the usual ‘men go be men’ together and ‘girls go be girls’ together, a unisex group unites and goes out as one.

Now is this super cute… Or super stalky?

I must say: This, to me, is just odd. This couple will be spending the rest of their lives together, so why on earth would they need to be at each other’s stag or hen do? Simple. Trust.

Frankly, if you can’t trust your other half to go clubbing or partying without worrying they’ll have it off with the stripper, cheat with a random or meet someone new, should you really be marrying that person in the first place?! To me, it really doesn’t bode well for a solid foundation upon which to build a marriage.

Call me harsh, but if your other half was going to cheat on you, they’ll find a way to do it, regardless of the occasion. Not to mention the fact that nowadays, many opt for fairly alternative hen and stag activities, such as paintball or extreme sports for the boys, or a spa day or cocktail-making class for the girls. What is this need to do everything together? You have individual personalities. You have your own friends and lives. You also happen to be in love with each other.

A tainted society labels stag and hen parties as a cheap last night of freedom, and thinks it equates to a free pass and the ethos of ‘what happens on the night stays on the night.’

If you believe this garbage, you shouldn’t be getting married at all. Fact.