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#451 teacherbride

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    Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:07 PM

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    Hi Teacherbride,

    I love the costumes! Forgive my ignorance, but what is a wedding social? Can't wait to hear about the shower!
    I thinks it's pretty much a Manitoba tradition. Basically it is a huge party at a hall or community club. Ours had about 350 guests. They each buy tickets ($10) in advance. At the social the couple supplies all of the alcohol and sell drink tickets. The couple then makes all of the profit from the bar as well. In addition there is always a silent auction with prizes donated from friends, family and local businesses.

    It was a TON of work to get it together and all of our wedding party and families worked all night. In the end we made almost 8K! These socials are extremely popular where I live, almost everyone has one.

    It's a great way for friends and family to support the couple and have a great time while doing it

    #452 teacherbride

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      Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:09 PM

      My first wedding shower was on Saturday. It was SO great!! There were about 30 ladies there, mostly church ladies and my teacher friends.

      Everyone was so generous and the ladies who organized it have a true gift for hospitality.

      It was a brunch event with yogurt parfaits and all sorts of home made baking.

      I was really overwhelmed by my friends, they did such a great job! I will post pics as soon as I get them :)

      #453 BachataBride

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        Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:22 PM

        Oh...we call them Stag & Does in Ontario!! (Have no idea why!! lol)

        That's great you made all that $$$!!!
        Maybe we should have one!!! That would just about pay for all of our wedding!!


        Quote:
        Originally Posted by teacherbride
        I thinks it's pretty much a Manitoba tradition. Basically it is a huge party at a hall or community club. Ours had about 350 guests. They each buy tickets ($10) in advance. At the social the couple supplies all of the alcohol and sell drink tickets. The couple then makes all of the profit from the bar as well. In addition there is always a silent auction with prizes donated from friends, family and local businesses.

        It was a TON of work to get it together and all of our wedding party and families worked all night. In the end we made almost 8K! These socials are extremely popular where I live, almost everyone has one.

        It's a great way for friends and family to support the couple and have a great time while doing it


        #454 nicoleandscott

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          Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:25 PM

          ooh i love all the party/shower talk! :) our shower is coming up on December 6! i saw the invitations the other day, and i'm SO excited. :)

          i'm slacking on wedding stuff right now b/c school is kicking my butt. i would definitely rather be planning than studying! *sigh*

          #455 bakerisacat

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            Posted 11 November 2008 - 03:26 AM

            We call them Stagettes in Alberta :) I just went to my best friends on Saturday... what a crazy night lol! I'm not having one booo.... My best friend is getting married in Puerta Vallarta on Dec 3 so she wont be here when mine would be, and after she is back I will be working 60 hour weeks until we leave for Cancun. Also, the other reason is my family would have an old fashioned 'tea party' that I really don't want to do. All the others that have been done have bored the brides (mostly my cousins) to tears until we started sneaking into the basement to do shots

            I know there are a least a few of us Canadians here, have any of you seen lightweight men's shirts in purple or green anywhere? Im having no luck in my city so Im probably going to have to go out of town or order online.

            Hope you are all doing great! January is really sneaking up on us hehe :)

            #456 BachataBride

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              Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:45 AM

              We bought FIs & his BMs shirt from Island Importer. FIs was white, but BMs was turquoise...very nice. Try here...Men's Casual Linen Shirts - Island Importer No purple...but some really nice blues!

              #457 seaprincess

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                Posted 12 November 2008 - 12:01 AM

                Hey another Ontario bride here! Our Stag and Doe is on Friday night and it has been organized by the groomsmen....I'm hoping their planning will turn it into a sucess, but it seems we've sold a ton of tickets so far!! Let you know how it goes! We are hoping to clear about $5000 after everything is said and done.
                Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

                #458 teacherbride

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                  Posted 12 November 2008 - 02:32 AM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by seaprincess
                  Hey another Ontario bride here! Our Stag and Doe is on Friday night and it has been organized by the groomsmen....I'm hoping their planning will turn it into a sucess, but it seems we've sold a ton of tickets so far!! Let you know how it goes! We are hoping to clear about $5000 after everything is said and done.
                  That's awesome that your GM planned the whole thing. We made a lot of money with all the stress of holding the liquor permit and being in charge of everything we didn't really get to enjoy the evening as much as we had hoped. Still totally worth it though.

                  I hope you have a great time!! Let us know how it goes

                  #459 robinbood

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                    Posted 12 November 2008 - 03:46 PM

                    I wish I were from Canada!

                    #460 BachataBride

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                      Posted 12 November 2008 - 03:56 PM

                      YAY!! I FINALLY got my toasting flutes, cake topper, wedding fans & flip flops in the mail last evening!! I love getting mail that isn't bills!!!
                      Everythings really coming together!! FI and I are going to go get our docs in order next week. Then we just have to pick up our bands (we already have them picked out!). And that's about it! It's getting so close now!




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