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Stag night revellers 'still prepared to splash the cash'

Credit-crunched couples may be cutting back on wedding day traditions in a bid to save money, but that all-important stag night is still worth splashing the cash for, it would seem.

According to new research, the average cost of tying the knot now stands at £15,261 - down more than £5,000 from last year - as people scale down their celebrations to help beat the recession.

However, the stag weekend away appears to be one tradition couples are unwilling to cut back on, with grooms and guests alike still happy to shell out.

The poll, commissioned by Living TV channel, found that friends still spend as much as £360 on the average wedding to cover the cost of stag do celebrations and wedding day gifts.

According to recent research by Virgin trains, party-mad lads tend to spend more than their female counterparts when celebrating their final night of freedom.

The study found that men pay out an average of £119.78 on a stag weekend in the UK, while the typical hen night attendee will spend just £75.56.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19251220-ADNFCR