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#11 Jen1407

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    Posted 24 July 2010 - 10:41 AM

    We are getting married in Jan and my FI's parents will be hosting our AHR in Feb or March at their place.

    #12 hockeymom97

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      Posted 24 July 2010 - 11:52 AM

      There are many threads on this, but I think the bottom line is that there is no set rule on what the "acceptable" time limit is. I think your guests will understand no matter what you decide (within reason...it's not like you want to do it 2 years later, lol). I've seen lots of brides comment about the timing of their AHR and they vary from a week after they return from the DW, up to a year later. There are many reasons for the dates including what works for their schedules, the weather (for an outside AHR), financial reasons, etc. So just do what works for you and it will all work out :)
      Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos

      #13 SunnyDBride

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        Posted 24 July 2010 - 03:57 PM

        Originally Posted by KelZavs20
        ours is 2 weeks to the day after our mexico wedding....and our ahr is pretty much a full blown second wedding.
        im going nuts planning two so close.
        I think that too far down the road is a little inappropriate, but 2 weeks is a bit too soon!...a month or two would probably be perfect!
        Hi Kel! I'm planning a big reception as well. We are thinking about 3 weeks after we get back from our honeymoon which puts us at the end of June. To answer the question though, I think it really depends on you and your schedule and finances too for that matter. Personally speaking, I wouldn't have it too far removed from the wedding, but that is just me. I feel like it's not really a wedding celebration anymore, more of just a party, kwim? But I don't think there's really a right or wrong way to do it.

        #14 lisadias

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          Posted 28 July 2010 - 06:37 PM

          We are getting married end of april and doing the AHR beggining of July in my fathers backyard. Planned it that way to have better weather. Also planned it on a long weekend for out of town guest. Doing a sit down dinner under a tent but catered buffet. Feels like a second wedding really and it sucks that alot of the same people that are coming to the DW will be there, two meals, two wedding favors etc...Ah well I guess we are doing this more for them than us but should be a blast anyway just alot of additional expenses! Personally i wouldn't wait more than 6 months but if your schedule doesn't allow for it people will understand.

          #15 kmarie

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            Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:38 AM

            We are getting married in Mexico November 2010 and have decided to have our AHR in February or March.  We figured it's far enough from the holidays and a party will be a nice break in the middle of a cold Canadian winter for all our friends and family.

            #16 jszy10

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              Posted 30 July 2010 - 11:46 AM

              I may be crazy, but I am actually having my AHR the weekend after we get back from our honeymoon!!  I wanted it to be really close so it was still "fresh".  But I do not by far think it would be wierd for someone to wait awhile!!

              #17 Mrs.S2B

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                Posted 30 July 2010 - 06:19 PM

                We're going to wait until the summer as well....November wedding, June or July after party! 

                #18 Susan'n'Dean

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                  Posted 11 September 2010 - 03:42 PM

                  We arrive back on the 13th and we are having out AHR on 16th. Think its best not to leave too big a gap, and you will still have your suntan lol

                  #19 niajs

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                    Posted 13 September 2010 - 01:07 AM

                    We're planning ours for around 6 weeks after the wedding. We're getting married on 4th August and we've set the date for the AHR for 15th September. I wanted it more like 2nd/3rd September, but FI wanted it more like end of September or October. We'll be spending a bit more time on honeymoon after the wedding, so we'll probably get home around 20th August. We're holding our AHR in his parents' barn, so we will need some time to get it decorated after we get back. Plus, I'm hoping that we'll be trying for a baby pretty soon after the wedding and I do not want to be pregnant at my AHR!

                    #20 Amiep603

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                      Posted 31 October 2010 - 08:45 AM

                      we are planning it for 4 months after the wedding so it will be in the summer

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