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#1 ccwinn

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    Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:01 PM

    Hey guys!! I am getting married in Cabo but want to have a reception in my hometown when we get back and I am just trying to get ideas. Has anyone had a reception at home when they got back?!?! What did you do? Where? Does anyone have any neat or interesting ideas?!?! Thanks!!

    #2 Saraha

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      Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:04 PM

      Welcome to the forum. I am sure you will find tons of help on here. I am also getting married in Cabo and two days after I get back I am have a reception at home. It will be casual but still nice. I am having it in my fiances parents backyard. We will have it catered, alcohol, and a DJ. If you do some searching I bet you will find a lot of stuff you are looking for on here. Many of the girls have done what I am doing.

      #3 tlomlad

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        Posted 04 March 2008 - 09:23 PM

        my FI and i went to the bookstore and looked through a bunch of books... we decided that we want to have a "back-yard" wedding/bar-b-que for those that cant make it to Cancun, nothing to break the bank but something nice for the family to get together [this also gives us the oppurtunity to regiter! YAY!]

        #4 Stormsong

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          Posted 04 March 2008 - 10:59 PM

          We are having a reception/bbq/campout 7 months after our wedding. We are renting a tent, having a potluck bbq with family and friends. I am going to make invites for it....we will have the ipod hooked up for music. And its on a friends acreage, so people can camp overnight. We will buy the meat, but our family is bringing salads, etc. I am making candleholders to hang from the tent as the guests favors...making boarding pass invites...should be fun!!

          #5 BarefootBride

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            Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:11 PM

            Well, our friends here in Japan are throwing me more of a farewell party before we leave for the summer! They are renting a gazebo in the park next to the water. I believe one of my old student's dad will be barbequing and people are bringing other food. We will have a cake cutting thingamajig. Thats about all that I know of.

            #6 A&P08

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              Posted 04 March 2008 - 11:53 PM

              We are also getting married home. We are having it at a restaurant with just family. But I am open to any other suggestions.

              #7 foxytv

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                Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:15 AM

                Do a search for "AHR" or "at home reception" and you will find tons of links, info, pics and ideas.

                We are having an AHR about a month after our DW. Casual -- at FH bar/restaurant.

                #8 angitalia23

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                  Posted 05 March 2008 - 12:53 PM

                  Were having a party at my FI parents new home a little over a month after our Cabo wedding. Were probably going to carry over some of the mexican theme, were having it catered, with bartenders and a tent. Were having alot of people (close to 300....ya I know) Im italian but it's going to be an all afternoon/nite open house. So im trying to find ideas as well, I think for the after party anything goes, my hope is that its fun and casual!
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                  #9 Alesha4

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                    Posted 05 March 2008 - 01:50 PM

                    I plan on having a typical reception when I get home, catering, dj, open bar, bartenders, ice luge(sp?), videographer, everything. But that is b/c I won't be doing much for a DW reception. It will probably be a month after we get back (typical time frame as I have seen on here).

                    But we also are pooling together all of our family and friends resources and trying to get these things at a discount. My FH is italian so everyone knows someone in his family. LOL!

                    Best of luck. Great info on here.

                    #10 Cole5worm

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                      Posted 05 March 2008 - 02:22 PM

                      I am trying to have mine the weekend after we get back. My friend got married in Jamacia and had her rec. 3 weeks latter. It felt like her wedding dragged on and on. I am renting a hall and making it a mexican theme. I am making the food. taco and burrito bar with salsa, cheese dip, and 7 layer dip. I am going to rent a DJ and Cash bar. I might rent a Margraretta Sp? machine too.. adn my decerations will be simple and cheep!


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