(Closed) Manitobans?

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@shhhh-lady: hey! I’m from Manitoba!! Yay for socials and slurpees!! And freezing from September to April..haha! 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

You bet! 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

haha… yep!  I don’t really know about the “over the top” part though, it’s usually only 1-3K that’s raised from a social, depending on how good your prizes are.

I saw a thread here the other day where  Bee was slagging a “Jack and Jill shower” where they “charged for admission” “sold drinks” and “prize tickets” and had “cookies and snacks” out to eat.  I wanted to jump in and try to explain what a social really is (less a fundraiser, and more an opportunity to party) and that they’re BELOVED by residents, but it’s just too hard to explain to a non-Manitoban.

Also, whoever was serving cookies instead of Kielbasa and rye bread was doing it wrong.  😉

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yup. We’re not doing a social, which has horrified many. I brought up socials on here once and got totally flamed for it, so heads up! 

Holopchi, perogies, keilbassa, Kub! 

Also, apparently “gotch” is a MB term?? 

Yay MB

 

 

Post # 7
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

PS why is this in rings lol? Kielbassa rings?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes! For some reason, people don’t understand socials. I’ve been flamed before (not here though – learned my lesson!)

@MissNoodles:  Is that $1-3K the profit? I’ve never thrown a social before, or been a part of throwing one so I’m not sure what to expect from ours. With all budgeting I’ve been leaving out the social money (both spent & profit) because I assume we’ll AT LEAST break even, but I don’t know what to expect as profit. 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@MissKit:  Yes, that’s profit.  We made only about 1K because we had a full buffet instead of the basic midnight lunch, and kept the prizes really simple (we actually had a post-wedding social because we eloped… it was more about being able to celebrate with extended friends and family than about the cash).

However, if you have elaborate prizes (tv, ipad, barbecue etc… as a grand prize) do a 50/50 and the Texas Mickey, you’ll make a lot more money.  Also, if you’re a first-time bride you’d usually get your bridal party donating prizes, and parents/family as well, so that cuts down on the cost, and boosts your profits.  

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@MissNoodles:  Day old, rather dry rye bread! lol!

 

 

@HappySky7:  Uhh what? Who could possibly be against socials? Yeesh. People sure like to have stong opinions on harmless things these days..

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@HappySky7:  haha… maybe?  I think more likely a NewBee posted in the wrong section.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

OP:  I flagged and asked to have this moved to “events: parties” for you.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mrsmay07:  You won’t likely find too many locals who are against them, but here on the Bee they’re seen as a money-grab in the same vein as cash bars, dollar dances and listing your registry on the wedding invite.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

*throws hand up*.  Born and bred rural Manitoban!

I’ve stuck up about what a typical social is on the Bee as well!!  I mean, I grew up with it.  Hell, we’re coming up to “Social Season” very soon!  I still get asked, a year after our wedding, why we didn’t have a one…

@MissNoodles:  I think it also depends on how well the people are known around the community and how well it was “advertised” (ie, how well it got around to everyone).  A couple I went to high school with raised $6k at their social, but they had it in our hometown and both of their families are pretty large and quite well known.  But, I would agree that those numbers are probably pretty average.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Nice to see a post for Manitobans!! 🙂

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@CherryWaves:  Also it depends on your ethnic group as well.  I’ve heard of a few Italians and Franco-Manitobans who’ve made around 10K.  Those socials had 500-600 people at them!

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