It drives me insane! My s-i-l to be, whom I am not particularly fond of anyway but would have tolerated for a night out in order to keep the peace, is arranging her hen night somewhere stupid like lanzarote or ibiza or somesuch place! Incandescent is a good word for how it makes me feel! I think it really is the height of selfishness to expect everyone to pay £200 or so for a flight, and then accomodation and spending on top, forgetting that I will have to buy a wedding gift, and probably the obligatory new outfit as my wardrobe isn't exactly brimming. Coming up probably just short of £500 quid in total for her to get married. It makes me so mad! Half her family don't work, they have no pennies to rub together, and her social circle is far less affluent than my own, of which I am the poor relation . However I bet they will all be there with bells on. Well not me, no way in this world at all.If I did have spare cash, this is not where it is going. When did weddings become so me me me, rather than, I want to spend some quality time with good friends to celebrate my upcoming nuptials?!! Rant over, it makes me absolutely tamping!