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Stag And Doe Ideas


By smithdm3 - Posted on 15 January 2004

I get a lot of hits (found in my refer logs) for Stag and Doe type ideas. So I'll ask you people to help me out by providing ideas that you have, and then hopefully when people visit here they won't be so dissapointed. :)

Comment away!

Update:

Wow, after four years, this post just keeps on raking in traffic and comments. We're up to 153 individual comments. Now, some of them are questions, but really, it's pretty amazing how giving people have been. My friend Kev is trying to provide a similar service with master of ceremony (MC/emcee) speech ideas/jokes.


Most liquor/beer stores will usually donate prizes when/if you purchase alot of booze for the stag and doe...I live in London Ontario and I know that the Labatt Beer Store gives out awesome prizes...you just go in and talk to them. Sometimes, places will give you gift certificates or merchandise that acts as advertising for them... try restaurants and hair salons.Best of Luck!

i was just wondering if u could send me a copy of the letter u sent to labatts for the donations i would really apprciate it thanks

can u send me a copy of the donation request letter

can u send me a copy too
thanks

Hello, I would love to receive a copy of your donation request letter for prizing at my daughters stag & doe.

Thank you for your assistance.

We are planning now... girlfriend works at the Beer Store and says we can't get any gratis merchandise to raffle. :| Apparently everything like that is through head office now.
Unless you think you can score it off the clerk with hot bridesmaid ;)

Hi there I was wondering if you could also send me one I know it's been Years since u posted this, but still would be greatly appreciated!

hello can u send me a copy of the donation letter you used? please and thanks

First of all...thanks for this great service!!! I've got some really good ideas from the suggestions here.
I'm in the midst of planning a stag and doe for friends and I would really like to get some great prizes (main prizes) but we have a lack of funds unfortunately. So...I'm wondering if anyone has come across a letter yet, that I can send off to companies asking for donations. I'm pretty sure I can concoct one that would be acceptable, but a guidline would help.
The other question is in realation to the cost of the tickets for guests. Others in the wedding party want to charge only $10/ticket with no deal for couples. Their resoning is that more people would be inclined to buy a ticket (especially those that can't go) if it's cheap. I, on the other hand, think that $15-$20 (with a possible deal for couples) is better. It's reasonable and since we can only fit 150 into the hall we've rented I think we'd be better off to sell them a bit higher. Any thoughts?
Thanks so much for your help!!!!!
Sarah

Hi Sarah,

I am wondering if you found a sample letter you could pass along, as I am trying
to drum up some prizes for my sister's wedding...I would really appreciate a sample copy as I'm finding it hard to find one.

Thanks in advance!

Teri

I attended a stag and doe 2years ago and haven't seen this done since, but it made things interesting and makes a few bucks at the same time. The organizers of the stag and doe bought a plain white t-shirt and wrote Bride on it with fabric paint. bought lifesavers and thread put one or two stiches around the lifesaver so it was hanging by a thread and for $2 a lifesaver or 3 for $5 the puichaser got to bite the lifesaver/s off the shirt! Get as creative as your wedding party will allow make shirts for your bridesmaids and mothers of the bride and groom make the groom and groomsmen wear boxershorts over their pants with lifesavers sewn on them.

Another idea I saw more recently was lollipop sales for the ladies
Take 100+ lollipops equal amout little strips of paper & elastics
Make as many groups of colours as you like 5 would work well for 100 lollipops and numbers 1-20 for each colour and a few extra lollipops for instant win prizes
example you buy your lollipop attached is the little strip of paper held on with the elastic when you open the piece of paper you find blue 7 written on it. Close to the end of the night someone draws one colour everyone who has that colour goes up to a table with dollar store gifts on it, wrapped with numbers 1-20 you get the prize with your number! It's easy for your girlfriends to drop $5-$10 on this. I won a dollarstore hanging organiser and
a hanging hamper

One more idea I've seen is the bride and groom walking around mingling most of the night with the groom wearing a bristol board lottery game around his neck. they taped 10 or so scratch ticket to the bristol board and sold an arms length of tickets for $10.
The bristol board hung around his neck with string!

your life saver idea is good put at a party a went to they safty pined gummie worms to the shirt it's fast to do and easyer then sewing

Hello,

This letter is intended to forward an invitation to donate a gift or prize for an upcoming pre-wedding event at which time we will be hosting a golf tournament. A donation of a gift would be much appreciated and will be used as a give away/prize for the tournament.

With such request first extended to companies with local contacts and relations we hope that this may become a regular tournament in which the same businesses will attend. I understand the mass donation requests that flood local small businesses in the area. With this understood, we have targeted only companies such as yours with whom our contacts have advised us of possible interest.

I am sure that you are well aware of the venue and are more than welcome to attend if you wish. This event will tee off July 15th, 2006 at our own and local Golf and Country Club located in Port Stanley. Following this event will be a traditional Stag & Doe at the arena. With your donation you will be granted free admission (2) to the event at the arena.

Thank you for your time and reviewing such a request. I hope that we will speak further on this subject.

Your donation will be displayed as well as a professional name advertisement with a “Thank You” title for each business.

With many years of charity work I am hoping that we will create enough “buzz” and contacts to continue this event as a local fundraiser for of course…local charities!!

Thanks again:

**I got this info from Canadianbride.com

You can go out to local companies and provide them with a request letter and upon receiving the donation you present them with a thank you letter. Keep in mind that since this is a social function and you're need isn't the same as many charitable organizations you may get turned down a lot. But here's what you do: Adress the letter to each business or individual. This allows the business to utilize the donation request letter and their own itemized ledger for tax deduction purposes. It's a good idea to mention tax deductions because companies may not be aware of the tax deduction potential of their donation. Advise them you would be greatful for out of season items, last years stock or clearence items to your cause and they can deduct their full market value from their taxes at the end of the year. Donation that don't have a direct market value such as the use of equipment or supplies can be deducted in the form of depreciation.

Some larger companies such as Wal-mart have an annual budget for donations to worthwile events (yours may not be worthwile enough but it never hurts to try). Some large companies will require you to fill out a request form that will be reviewed by their corperate office. These may take 3-4 weeks to process. The person requesting the donation should deliver the letter personally and should be dressed professionally. They should adress the business owner if possible and be ready to adress any questions this individual might have. Be polite, even if they decline you make sure to thank them for their time and consideration.

Send a thank you letter to follow up adressing it to each individual or company.

Your request letter should include: Who is asking for the donation? What they are asking for specifically? Why are you asking for the donation? Who will the donation benefit? And What will the donator gain from their donation (free advertisement/recognition at the event - good for public relations)? A thank you in advance for concidering donating to your cause. And contact information for the person organizing the event. As well as a signature.

Group Name, Mailing Address

Name of Person, Company Name, Complete mailing address

We are planing and executing a social project for So and So's Wedding. We have chosen to sponsor and provide a Fall Harvest/Halloween Bingo Party for the couple on October 17, 2007. We are soliciting donations from area businesses for prizes, decorations, and refreshments. If your business is interested in donating to this project we would greatly appreciate your input. All donations would be recognized as donated from your establishment at the party. This letter and our letter of Thank you indicating your exact donation are sufficient documentation of your donation for tax purposes.

If you have any questions you may contact the project organizer, So and So at tel-aph-one# or email@ddress.net If you wish to have further information on the nature of the even. Thank you in advance for your consideration and support.

Sincerely, Name

Thank you Letter

The following thank you letter is a sample that could be sent to companies or individuals that do contribute to your event. Each thank you letter should be addressed to the company or individual who made the contribution mentioning the exact donation, how it was used and how it supported the project. Some companies use the donation request letter to justify the donation but the thank you letter as proof that the donation actually occurred when filing their taxes and it expresses gratitude. Send it out one week after the donation was received. Also mention if their donation was the most beneficial, or largest or anything else you can highlight about it.

Name Address, Date, 2007

Company Name, Address
Mr. Name,

We would like to thank Company Name for the generous donation of Donated Item to our fund raising raffle at the Bride and Groom's Names Social. We would like to extend a special thanks to Mr. Name for his assistance in obtaining this donation. Our fund raising raffle was a huge success. Thank you again for your support.

Respectfully, Name

To: Submitted by petulantfem
I contacted CRG directly because I wanted to ensure that donations could be deducted especially seeing as the Stag and Doe is not a "registered charitable" donation. They advised that a business cannot use this donation on their taxes. Only if the charity is registered. So I would be careful if anyone is using this advice on their letter. I would probably write to Canadianbride.com to ask where they received their information. The number I called was 1-800-267-2384 the Charitable Donations Division. "

another good idea for prizes is to use your (or family or friends) points to gather prizes - ie. HBC points, Sears points, PC points, Optimum points, Canadian Tire money, etc. This way, the prizes aren't actually coming out of your pocket money, and your family and wedding party might be more willing to give up points than splurge on helping you buy cool prizes.

In reply to the perforated tickets from ticketmaster, you can also create your own perforated tickets by running one end of your tickets through a sewing machine that will poke those holes for you. This may take some time but if you already have a sewing machine, it'll save you some money!

What an amazing idea! Thanks for sharing!

Make sure you take the thread away first. If doing a few at a time, hold tightly or they'll move.

there is a tone of good ideas here you people rock. Thanks

There's some really great idea's on here. Thanks alot for everyone's input. My finace and I are getting married in August and we are looking for game ideas for your Stag and Doe.

A few other games we have heard of are:

Pop and Stomp - people pay $2.00 a balloon and they tie it to their ankle, then while the music is paying everyone goes around trying to pop everyone's balloon. The last person with the balloon standing WINS a prize.

Musical Chairs - play a round of musical chairs. Each round of winners has to have a jello-shot. The winner of the game wins a prize or more shots.

Hope these help...

Looking forward to more great ideas.

Sara

I am in the bridal party of my friends wedding and one of the items we are raffling off is a boozewheelbarrow. Each person in the wedding party is going to donate a bottle of booze (12 bottles total) and put them in a wheelbarrow and sell raffle tickets for it. I think it is a great idea, who wouldn't pay $1 for a chance to win about $360 in booze????

Hello,
I am doing this idea as well, but my family members said that we can not have the booze in the hall as it doesn't comply with the liquor licence, how are you doing this?

Put empty bottles of liquor in the wheelbarrow, for display only. When the person is ready to leave give them their winnings.....

And, instead of carrying around all those bottles - you can give them a gift card to the Liquor Store at the end of the night :)

It is fair to charge for drinks because some people have stag and doe's to pay for the booze at their thieir wedding weeks later.

A friend of mine bought sumo suits and rents them at stag and does now. You charge 10$ for each person to have 2 matches, if you win you move on and if you loose both your out, the match goes on. It was a lot of fun. Lately I have seen people buying the cock fighting costumes as well. Then they have a cock fighting contest.

Hey,

Do they live in the Toronto area, we were thinking of renting some sumo costumes , for that very same game, if they do live in the Toronto area , can you e-mail me and let me know what they would charge???

Thanks

F.

fphillips_21@yahoo.ca

Hi I am planning a New Years Eve Buck & Doe and I need some suggestions for games, theme ideas and pricing. Since it is New Years Eve everything is so much more expensive and I don't know what to charge for ticket prices. I live near London Ontario and prices around here for buck & doe tickets are usually $10 per person. I was thinking of charging $15.00 each or $25.00 per couple. Does that sound reasonable for a new years eve party?? Does anyone have any suggetions for games to play and where to get donations for prizes. Any advice would certainly help me out.
Thank You in advanced for any help!!!
Kelly

I am also hosting a buck and doe new years eve party i have charged 20.00 per tix, but i am also having party favors and champain for midnight to.

The idea we came up with for my sister-in-law's buck and doe for admission tickets was t-shirts.
The guests had to be wearing their printed shirt to gain admission.

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