Boozy stag and hen nights a thing of the past?

An increasing number of stags and hens are opting for low-key celebrations before their wedding, reports suggest.

Whether its the increasing average age for wedded couples or the wish to spend more money on a wedding reception venue and less on a boozy blowout, more couples are choosing a night they can remember as opposed to one they can’t.

This trend is also showing itself in celebrity pre-wedding parties. Whilst infamous party-goes Kate Moss was seen falling out of a club in the small hours, others such as Lily Cooper (nee Allen) are opting for a more subdued affair.

Cooper, for example, was given a private cooking lesson by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, before being treated to a meal at his Savoy restaurant with her nearest and dearest.

Elsewhere, whilst his fiance Kate Moss was out on the tiles, Jamie Hince celebrated with a slap up meal at a London restaurant then jetted off for a quiet break in the St Tropez sun. His was not a budget affair, however, with a source telling The Sun, “The jet took them from London to Paris on Friday, then on to Nice on Saturday.

“They then got a chopper to St Tropez on Saturday afternoon and then to Monaco on Saturday night. They had a dabble in the casino and a few of them left with some cash in their pocket.”

Speaking of the trends, Miranda Eason, editor of You and Your Wedding told The Independent: “The age of the average bride is higher than it used to be.

“Couples have done the boozy nights out. These days it’s more about making memories.”