Wangaratta Chronicle - North East Wedding Guide - - 12 STEPS PERFECT WEDDING -

PEO­PLE plan­ning their bucks and hens par­ties are splash­ing out more than ever, ac­cord­ing to re­cent sur­veys.

A sur­vey in Bride to Be mag­a­zine showed that prewed­ding fes­tiv­i­ties have had a resur­gence of pop­u­lar­ity, par­tic­u­larly with grooms.

A trend is emerg­ing of men or­gan­is­ing “buck-cations”, where a tra­di­tional buck’s night is turn­ing into an in­ter­state or over­seas get­away.

Ac­cord­ing to the sur­vey, one in four men will go on a hol­i­day for their bucks, and will spend 35 per cent more than the ladies.

Another trend is turn­ing wed­dings into weekend-long cel­e­bra­tions, dubbed “wed­si­vals”.

This al­lows cou­ples to spend more time re­lax­ing with friends and loved ones, par­tic­u­larly those who have trav­elled a long way.

Al­though over­seas spots like New Zealand, Thai­land and Fiji are pop­u­lar, many desti­na­tion wed­dings are tak­ing place within Aus­tralia, with Queens­land the most pop­u­lar state, fol­lowed by NSW and Vic­to­ria.

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