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Hi all,

 

Just wanted some feedback from people that had buck and does before their destination wedding. Did it go well?? Did you have a lot of people show up? Was it worth it due to the fact that everyone couldn't make it to the wedding?

We chose not to do a AHR but are considering a the possibility of maybe a buck and doe so we can share some time with the people that couldn't attend the wedding. I am worried that this will seem as if we are just out for money and that is not the case.

What do you ladies think?

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I am convinced it is a canadian thing...a buck and doe (in Ottawa we always call them Stags) are parties where the bridal party/bride and groom host a party at a hall and charge cover, and have games and 50/50 draws and all the cash goes to help fund the wedding. You invite any person you have ever met and everyone dances and parties....they're usually a really good time and a couple can make upwards of $7000 if its well organized and the money from the bar goes to them too.

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I'm in Ingersoll ON, just down the road from you Chicklet! Im originally from London. FI and I are having our Buck n' Doe at the end of February. We arent having an AHR, and the vast majority of our guest list is unable to attend our wedding in Jamaica in April. So we decided that a Buck n' Doe is a good way to have everyone that cant make it, get together and have a good time gambling and drinking!

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In Manitoba (Canada) we call them "socials." Tickets are usually $10 and guests drink and dance like crazy! There's always a silent auction and usually a 50/50 draw. Another tradition is the "late lunch," which consists of platters of sausage, rye bread, pickles and cheeses. Tons of people who get married here have them. We're calling ours Hallowedding Social and we're hosting it on Halloween night, costumes will be mandatory!

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Yep, usually the wedding party and family sell tickets to anyone and everyone they know! Tickets are usually $10 and most socials here have about 250-400 people attending, whether they know they bride and groom or not :)

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