Post # 1
Hi there! I am new here. I am helping organize a friend’s Buck and Doe. Two people from their wedding party live outside Ontario and so I said I would gladly help out. So, the B&D is probably going to be a party crowd and an olderish crowd. By olderish I mean like in their 30’s and probably already married with kids. We are hoping to sell around 200 tickets.
I am looking for advice on what works these days and what does not work. Also there are the AGCO issues that seem to be around the internet too. So if you have any advice on how you made money, we would love to hear about.
Some things we are planningo on right now are:
- 50/50 draw
- Silent Auction
- Tons of door prizes
- Toonie Toss
- Karaoke ($2 a song)
The bride wants to sell tickets at $10/single and $15/couple. I say that no one who is a couple is going to balk at $10 per person. Two coming? $20. What did you do for yours?
One last thing, the B&D is being held July 18 in Brantford. Hope to get a lot of different ideas.
Post # 2
Shes hoping to sell 200 tickets?! thats a lot…just food for thought, i always find it rude to invite people to pre wedding events and not the actual wedding itself… So i hope all 200 of these people are invited to the wedding too!
I think $20 for a couple is fine…
What about selling drinks? Even if its a toonie bar, you could likely still make money depending what you sell. or even up the price if you need to
Post # 3
Thanks for the reply. Most of her friends know what type of wedding she is having and know the limit is 60 people. Maybe 200 is a lot, I honestly have no idea since I have been to some that are huge and some where no one shows up!
As for the bar, I THINK the hall is running and the bride and groom make $1 per alcoholic drink. There is that rule now where you cannot profit from the bar, so maybe that is how they get around it. That is why I am asking about other ways to make money.
Post # 4
So you’re probably not going to get very much advice on these boards for buck and does because they are such a regional thing. They are seen as very tacky anywhere else (I personally dont like them either but I still like to support people I know)
But since I’m from ontario I will bite. We are not having one but a lot of our friends have. 200 tickets is not alot some of my friends have sold close to 1000 tickets. People will buy tickets to support even if they cant go. I would suggest doing the deal for two tickets I personally like it.
If the tickets have a part that can be torn off it’s a good idea to have people that buy tickets and cant make it to the event fill out that part and have the person that sold them the ticket put it in the door prize draw. That way even though they cant make it they still have a chance to win a prize and dont feel like they completely wasted their money.
Post # 5
Also Jell-o shots are always a hit. They are cheap to make and you can sell them for like $2 each
Post # 6
I get that this is a regional thing… but yeah $20 is pretty expensive for a lame party, that you also have to buy drinks at and pay to sing karaoke.
Post # 7
Thanks for the advice. My friend is thinking of making two sets of tickets, one for who will (or probably) come and one for people who only want to support and will have a nice prize for just them. She knows her crowd a lot more than I do so I say “Hey, whatever makes the $!”.
Edit to add: We are definitely doing Jello shooters!
Post # 10
It’s a get together with friends and family. Traditionally, it’s the wedding party that puts it on. It’s held as a fund raiser for them. Most have games, prices and of course booze. Most I have been to have been a lot of fun.
Post # 11
Buck and Doe Planner :
sounds like more fun than a bridal shower 🙂
Post # 12
I went to so many when I used to live in Ontario. Pinterest probably has the best ideas!
Also a jar with the brides face and one with the grooms and whichever one had more $ in it at the need of the night they get a pie in the face (whipped cream in a pie plate)
Instead of a silent auction most I went to did raffle tickets then you can make games around winning more raffles tickets.
Post # 13
it’s a party held to fund what is essentially another party
Post # 14
its a fundraiser where the bride and groom charge people and try to ‘earn’ money to pay for their wedding.
Post # 15
Wait this is an insane concept lol how odd- people actually do this? And others actually support them?!