Stag and Doe Party or Buck and Doe Party Tradition
A stag and doe, or buck and doe, is a wedding tradition popular in Southern Ontario, Canada. The stag and doe party is an event held by a bride and groom before they are married, similar to a combined bachelor party and bachelorette party, but acting as a fundraiser for the wedding. Guests purchase entrance tickets and are entertained, typically, with games, food, and alcohol, all of which usually also cost money. Door prizes and raffles are also very common events at a stag and doe party.
In the United Kingdom (UK), A commonly termed buck and doe party is a similar wedding tradition used as a fundraiser where the families of the bride and groom raise money for the upcoming wedding. United Kingdom (UK) Games like Crown and Anchor are used and people have to pay money for beer in order to offset the costs of the wedding and honeymoon. Afterwards, dancing is frequently seen until 2 AM, the time when all bars have to shut down by most laws and regulations. Fast songs, slow songs, Top 40 hits, country music, classic rock, and golden oldies are used interchangeably as not to offend anyone.