Of course, every relationship is different and how yours develops will depend on who you both are and the chemistry between you.
Many girls also treat themselves to a break in a lovely spa hotel and take the opportunity to really get pampered.
As a wedding planner, we recommend all wedding couples to hold their bachelor parties at least a few weeks prior to the wedding.
People don't tend to go on ‘dates' with complete strangers but instead often get to know someone who's already in their circle or the friend of a friend, and then it ‘just happens' and they decide to go out together alone. There aren't too many rigid rules, either: "In the Netherlands there are no set rules – you might do all or nothing on the first or tenth date," and, "the timescale between the first date and having sex in France could be anything from 20 years to 20 seconds," said European expats.
In France, Germany and Belgium, it's common for the man to ask a woman out, but in Switzerland, the men can be a little reserved so women might want to give them a nudge.
It is said that the "love vein" in the ring finger has direct access to the heart and will allow romance to flourish in the marriage.
The Swiss don‘t have a tradition of hen parties, so there‘s less danger of everything getting smashed to pieces in the Alpine region.
They value sobriety, thrift, tolerance, punctuality and a sense of responsibility.
They are very proud of their neutrality and promotion of worldwide peace.
The Swiss have a deep-rooted respect for saving and the material wealth it brings.
Meeting and Greeting Adapted from material compiled by Window on the World, a cross-cultural training and consulting firm.
Since most weddings these days have more of an international mix of guests, we’ve picked out some of our favourites that apply everywhere.