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Tam I am having a small wedding also. Hopefully no more than 20 if i get my way. I was even thinking maybe a cocktail hour would be asilly bc its an all inclusive resort anywayhuh.gif but i probably will have one and then for dinner we will just pick a restaurant and go to it. Im not picky We are having a reception when we get home so no biggy. Im just going back and forth as to what i want after the actual ceremony
Hey KBMD!
I'm doing the same thing.... having a big reception back in Buffalo when we get back, so we're going to just have the free dinner in the Palapas Barracuda Steakhouse.
My WC confirmed that they put you off to the side, so you are away from guests.
Any suggestions or cool ideas for your hometown reception would be great!
One thing I think we're going to do is display pictures from our ceremony in Cancun, so everyone can see. I would love to do a slideshow, but we won't have time.
Happy Planning!
-Melissa

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Hey KBMD + Mtomas, thanks for the tips. I am also having a reception back home. Great idea about displaying the cancun photos that would be a really nice touch.

We are having a blessing ceremony followed by an evening party so i get to wear my dress twice!

I will consider the cocktail hour but it does seem a bit pointless just for the 12 of us, i just hope theres a nice bar where we can relax and have a drink before we sit down to eat.

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yeah the crazy thing about my wedding reception is that we are having 2 which is unheard of. I live on Long Island born and raised, my fiance was raised in Rochester so ALL of his family us up there except his parents who are in NJ. soooo long story short his family wont travel bc they are older and im not going to put everyone out to travel to rochester after they went to cancun so we are having 2. ARGh.

We are def doing the slideshow of us while and the pictures through our relationship and then that leading to a slideshow of the wedding itsel all with music. And then we are going to have the dvd of the actual ceremony play so people who werent there can watch. We are having a small group come so it would be good that everyone can feel like they were there. Ive decided to do a sand ceremony so we are gonna have the jar displayed also.

Our favors for the 2 receptions are mojito kits that i made up. It has a mojito glass, an airplane size bottle of bacardi and fake ice wrapped in tool and tied with a mint leaf and ribbon i love them!

So thats my plan for my reception(s). We will fortunately have time to do the slideshow ourselves when we get back. Im planning the LI reception mid feb and the Rochester one at the end of March bc of the weather it could still be snowing there!

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yeah the crazy thing about my wedding reception is that we are having 2 which is unheard of. I live on Long Island born and raised, my fiance was raised in Rochester so ALL of his family us up there except his parents who are in NJ. soooo long story short his family wont travel bc they are older and im not going to put everyone out to travel to rochester after they went to cancun so we are having 2. ARGh.
We are def doing the slideshow of us while and the pictures through our relationship and then that leading to a slideshow of the wedding itsel all with music. And then we are going to have the dvd of the actual ceremony play so people who werent there can watch. We are having a small group come so it would be good that everyone can feel like they were there. Ive decided to do a sand ceremony so we are gonna have the jar displayed also.
Our favors for the 2 receptions are mojito kits that i made up. It has a mojito glass, an airplane size bottle of bacardi and fake ice wrapped in tool and tied with a mint leaf and ribbon i love them!
So thats my plan for my reception(s). We will fortunately have time to do the slideshow ourselves when we get back. Im planning the LI reception mid feb and the Rochester one at the end of March bc of the weather it could still be snowing there!
Knowing Rochester, it might be snowing there in March too...lol :)

I love your favor idea! Is a mojito mexican? Can you post a pic?

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Im not sure if the mojito is mexican it could be haha..Its our favorite cocktail though and we are known to have them wherever we go so we incorporated that into the wedding haha. Ill take a picture of it this weekend and post it (once i figure out how to do that) hehe. It also has the mojito recipe in the glass too and a cheers to us message.

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in fact i still have to figure out how to post a profile picture and get bank points and all that madness on here. I just like to talk to people haha
Haha, it's pretty easy...to bank points, just go to the "vb plaza menu" up top...you'll see "bank" go there and make a deposit :)

"User CP" up top will take you to "edit signature" and that's the pics and comments at the bottom of peoples posts

Easiest way to post pics...create a photobucket account it's free (Image hosting, free photo sharing & video sharing at Photobucket). Upload your pics there, you can also resize them for a message board and then post the IMG link

Hope that helps :)

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i just deposited 500. what exactly did i do that for LOL!
LOL...just like in a real bank, you'll earn interest and your points will grow...if you need it, you can just go and withdraw it :)

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oh ok cool....i think they have a bank here so it makes you FEEL like you have money after planning your wedding when in fact you dont. Kind of a comforting thought. haha thanks for your help

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