Anecdotal evidence gleaned from clients would suggest that divorce parties seem to becoming more commonplace and whilst it’s not entirely de rigeur to invite one’s solicitor to such an event, I confess to receiving the occasional invitation. In case you are tempted to organise one, I thought it might be useful to highlight 10 absolute do-nots :
1.Don’t invite the ex; he/she will spoil your night.
2.Don’t invite the ex in-laws; they’ll spoil it too and worse still tell the ex all about it afterwards.
3.Don’t play soppy love songs, least of all from the era you met; nothing brings on the tears more than a little alcohol and nostalgia. Take a look at my song list included in my profile instead.
4.Don’t let off fireworks without checking the latest regulations as to hours of use etc..
5.Don’t try cutting the cake alone, backwards or whatever; just cut the cake out of the do altogether.
6.Don’t break off the dancing for everyone to gather around for a burial of the wedding ring in the garden; someone always sneaks back to dig it up later.
7.Don’t decide to hold your party in Dublin, Prague or any other top stag/hen night city in Europe; all those gangs of guys and girls in pre-marital celebratory mood will spoil your own attempts at excess;
8.Don’t allow any speeches; public pillorying is regarded as bad form.
9.Don’t expect presents; what can guests bring for a divorcee who already has half of everything?
10.Don’t cry. This will be your divorce night not your or your daughter’s wedding day.