I totally agree with Chong's suggestion here about maybe having a "party" rather than an official AHR. I think that's what we'll end up doing. Because I'm sure it would be wonderful for you to be able to share your photos etc. with those who want to see them and were unable to make it to Mexico. But, it would save a lot of the stress and cost of officially calling it an AHR and all that that would therefore involve.
Hope that whatever you end up doing you are equally happy as your FI and your MIL with the decision
Originally Posted by chong
I am sorry to hear about your situation. It sucks to have your FI and MIL change their mind. We are not having AHR because we just can't afford it. We could have a BIG wedding with everyone back in Baltimore but that's just not what we wanted. I do think a small party with people who want to come for Mardi Gras and see you guys all at the same time can work out. You can show all your wedding pictures and just PARTY. It doesn't have to an official AHR.
Hopefully you can make up your mind and don't stress out about this anymore. You have the wedding to plan!!!