"Today is the day before my son William's wedding in Poland. He had his Stag Night the previous week in Amsterdam with some friends.
I remember my Bachelor's Night when I first married; well, I remember going out that evening, but have no recollection of when or how I got back. In those days when men were men; a chap would no sooner have had his Bachelor Night one week before his wedding than Billy Bunter would have declined a big, fat cream bun after having endured a week's forced fast!
No the rules of life's calendar were simple in those good old days and everyone understood them. A man's Bachelor's Night always fell on the night before his wedding; and the marriage ceremony followed the day after; and only then if he'd managed to free himself from the lamp post that his good pals had tied him to in his birthday suit before the wedding march was played at the bride's entrance into church." William Forde : September 20th, 2013.