Before you cast off the shackles of singledom, there's still one thing that must be done, and that is to give yourself over to friends for the obligatory Stag and Hen night. Tradition dictates that sallow-skinned hens need only a day at a spa followed by some retro disco dancing and a few innocent cocktail-fuelled 'dares'.
Stags, meanwhile, demand the rugged outdoor life as befits their manly stature. We're talking paintballs, war games and a spot of mountain boarding followed by a drinking sesh in several accepting hostelries. Check Nightlife for the best bars and clubs in which to shake your booty. And ring ahead to ensure you can get in with a group - some clubs may even offer free VIP entry if you're super nice.
Belfast and beyond is getting used to seeing squads of Stag & Hen revellers, so get here soon to experience what may well be the best pre-marital night out of your life. Click here to see our listings and begin your final fling.
Still not convinced... here's a snippet from Alison Jones, a Cork Hen who - with our help - had her singleton swansong right here in Belfast...
I just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for helping me arrange our hen party in Belfast. It was a huge success and it’s safe to say all 18 of us had a fantastic weekend. Most are saying they’d definitely come back again.
Friday night we started in Laverys where we met Tom the 81 year old singing legend! We then ended up in Benedicts and M Club. Brilliant atmosphere for a hen party, we even won a dancing competition!
Saturday we started off on cocktails in The Apartment, then continued in Robinsons and The Crown Bar. We managed the Water Margin, then up to the Duke of York followed by the Northern Whig, Bar Bacca (loved this bar) then La Lea.
Everybody is raving about what a good weekend it was so again thanks for all of your work. I hope to be coming back to Belfast very soon..
Pic: Girls Night Out with a little help from Belfast Unbound.