Event of the Week: Buck and Doe Parties

April 2, 2012

Wedding Season, Wedding Planning, Pre-Wedding Parties

With wedding season right around the corner, now is the time for a spike in Buck and Doe celebrations. A Buck and Doe, also known as a Stag and Doe, or Jack and Jill, is a party thrown traditionally by the bridal party, groomsmen or family of the lucky couple in order to raise money for the wedding or honeymoon.

Two customers of CanadaTicketPrinting.com had wildly successful Buck and Doe parties and wanted to share their experiences with other CanadaTicketPrinting.com customers who might be planning similar engagements in the coming months.

Rob Wighton paired the usual fun of St. Patrick’s Day with the celebration of the upcoming wedding of his sister. Wighton hosted a Buck and Doe for his sister Annie and her husband to be Kyle Reid. Amanda and her fiancé Chad’s Buck and Doe was thrown by friends and family, but Amanda ordered the raffle tickets for her event from CanadaTicketPrinting.com.

Wighton ordered the St. Patrick’s Day General Admission Ticket 001 from CanadaTicketPrinting.com in order to raise the funds, and was excited when they were able to exceed their goal. “The tickets really helped with the organizational efforts of the event,” Wighton said. The tickets measure 5.50″ x 2.13″, are heavy white, smooth finish, processed as color digital press. Wighton ordered 300 tickets and was able to sell all of them.

Amanda ordered Raffle Ticket 003, which measures 5.83″ x 2.17″. The tickets are recycled ticket stock, heavy weight, bright white with smooth finish. With the help of friends and family and a Facebook page, Amanda and Chad were able to sell all of their event tickets and raffle tickets. “The the raffle tickets pretty much sold themselves,” Amanda said. The bride and groom had a grand prize, as well as a first, second, and third available for the raffle prize. And she said that they didn’t require raffle ticket buyers to attend the Buck and Doe, which “doubled our money.” Amanda said, “Our goal was exceeded, as we had to order more tickets.” Amanda said that they sold separate event tickets to the actual party as well as raffle tickets that she ordered through CanadaTicketPrinting.com.

Amanda advises future Buck and Doe party throwers to have raffle tickets to sell at the same time as the main event tickets, “We could have sold so many more tickets ahead of time when the original event ticket was purchased when they already were in the purchasing mood as opposed to going back for seconds.” Wighton advises others throwing Buck and Doe parties, to “make sure to keep an organized list of tickets sold/collected”, good advice for anyone planning an event.

Highlights of the party for Wighton included the live music he arranged, as well as all of the “fun games to raise money.”

The highlight of the party for the bride and groom was just “seeing friends and family come out to celebrate and support us to help raise some money so we could put it towards our honeymoon or wedding.

While the party may be over, the experience of a successful night to help a young couple build their future will never leave Rob or Amanda. Hopefully a Buck and Doe success will only mean the marriage will be as well.

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