Overseas stag and hen party mishaps

Posted Date: 14 February 2017
Stag hen do infographic

Overseas trips are fun, so what better way to celebrate an impending wedding than with a weekend away? Hens and stag parties are a great reason to get a group of friends together for a trip, but beware - anything can happen!

Overseas stag and hen do mishaps infographic created by: Southern Cross Travel Insurance


Do you have a story about an overseas stag or hens party mishap? If so, we’d like to hear about it. Send us an email at stories@scti.co.nz.

We won’t identify you unless you say we can, and we won’t use this information for any purpose other than marketing. If you want to access a copy of the personal information we hold about you, please contact us at info@scti.co.nz.


Pre-wedding party problems…

From gastro to pick-pocketing, our survey revealed almost anything can happen at overseas hens and bucks nights!

Overseas hens and bucks parties are popular

1 in 5 have attended, to are planning to attend, a hens or bucks party overseas.

Hens’ hiccups

32% suffered from bad sunburn

9% lost the engagement ring!

29% had food poisoning

16% were pick-pocketed

6% lost passports, bank cards & phones

11% had to replace lost, stolen or damaged items

Unexpected costs are all too common…

28% have incurred unexpected costs while travelling for a bucks or hens party.

54% came from missed, cancelled and delayed flights.

39% of unexpected costs were due to medical care.

37% came from expensive restaurant bills.

27% ran up high room service bills.

21% ran up an expensive bar tab.

Bucks’ blunders

34% came down with the flu

23% had an accident

21% had to deal with terrible weather

18% were sick with gastro

8% suffered from dehydration

15% broke a bone

Some travellers are skimping on insurance!

24% of those who headed overseas for a bucks or hens party didn’t have travel insurance.

47% didn’t even consider it

15% forgot about insurance

11% couldn’t afford it

If you’re heading away for a pre-nuptial celebration, make sure you take us with you. Now get out there and enjoy celebrating your last night of freedom!

Related Articles

Destination wedding guests

Destination weddings travel tips

Travelling for a wedding? Check out our travel tips for destination wedding guests…and don’t assume anything! read more

Get sick on holiday

Getting sick on holiday

No one wants to get sick or injured, but it helps to know what to do if you need medical care. Read our top tips. read more

Crime on holiday

How crime affects us on holiday

60% have encountered a crime while travelling overseas. Here are some tips on how to avoid crime while travelling. read more