Anyone having a party when they get back for guests who couldn't come???
Posted 31 March 2008 - 01:34 PM
I know this is your day, but I know it was hard to convince my mom that the randoms werent really necessary. Do your parents/in-laws have any expectations? Could you get away with skipping the post-party all together, or do you really want one?
Posted 31 March 2008 - 08:15 PM
Posted 31 March 2008 - 09:14 PM
You would be surprised about the reception venues you can find for the right price. We are having our reception at a golf course clubhouse and their rental fee is $250.00. If you decide to have a tent and heat lamps be prepared for the extra costs. They add up very quickly!
Wedding Date: September 4, 2008
Wedding Location: La Jolla, California (San Diego)
At Home Reception Date: October 11, 2008
Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:09 PM
| Originally Posted by mnewbauer |
We aren't inviting everyone to Mexico so we have to have a party when we get back. Everywhere is just so expensive. I would rather spend my money in Mexico. I thought brunches would be cheaper...but what I am finding out is that they aren't.
Lets talk, we can figure something out!!!
Posted 11 June 2008 - 10:55 PM
It was a long thought process but my FH has a wonderful family and I love them but most just can't go for many different reasons along with our grandparents now living in homes a flight is something they can not handle. I was sad that so many of them wouldn't be able to join but we understood totally. It only seemed right to have something fun and include them and make it feel like our special day all over again.
We are not going overboard just renting a hall (think a Legion or Elks hall)... and decorating with everything you can think of from Oriental Trading or other websites that have Luau themed items. We live right outside of Boston and winters in January BLAH!!! along with the coming down of the holidays.. a fun afternoon with Hawiian Shirts and Lai's seemed appropriate.
Just remember to make it a fun day if you do it ... don't stress out just enjoy the fact you get to spend the day with all the people that want to go and see you as Mr & Mrs.
Posted 14 June 2008 - 10:51 AM
Posted 14 June 2008 - 11:02 AM
Posted 14 June 2008 - 11:09 AM
Posted 14 June 2008 - 11:20 AM
We would wear what we wore for the wedding (2nd time to wear my dress!), decorate the house with Mexican/luau themed stuff and put together a slide-show of the wedding that we'd project onto the wall and have photos, etc. scattered around.
FI has a huge family and everyone (well some) are grumbling that they can't come to the DW and most of my friends can't, so we thought it would be a fun way to include everyone.
The problem is our wedding day is December 12, so we want to do the AHR shortly after - like late January, so we may have space trouble if we do it in someone's home. I think we'll not invite kids, which may help.
I guess another option is to wait til spring/summer and have it outside, but isn't that too long for people to wait?
I don't know. There are tons of threads on AHR on BDW. I think I may go searching for them and read up.
Blah! IMHO it shouldn't cost an arm and a leg to have an AHR if you're trying to save money and make things more intimate by having a DW.
Posted 14 June 2008 - 02:08 PM
I am wearing my dress too... at least for awhile if not the whole night.
YOU make the rules!
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