Originally Posted by murmel
If you had meant it more for your grandmother and uncle... Why not do a special dinner with those guests that mean a lot to you and could not attend down south. It doesn't have to be big or over the top. Make it small and intimate, and enjoy a nice dinner with your grandmother, uncle and perhaps a few others. And I agree with (I think it was Amy), show them the wedding pictures and make them feel included!
This is another great suggestion. There's actually a really trendy restaurant here where I wanted to do the AHR. They close the restaurant for private events but would have been too expensive for 200ppl to attend. I'll present this to FI too and see what he says.
Originally Posted by beaz2be
Meredith, sooo exciting you decided to do the BD shoot! I don't think I'd ever have the gumption to do it myself. So I'll continue to live vicariously through all you brave ladies!! Hope you have as much fun in the photo session as I'm sure he'll have when you give it to him.
HAAHAHAHAHAHA YESS im trying to get mines on board too ...its between that and the Excellence which now doesnt seem as nice since its not a villa LOLOLOL. I told him the same thing we can just cut back on some of the none needed stuff for the wedding and spend it there LOLOLOL I'll keep you posted!
That resort is definitely worth cutting some things out. I hope it works out for you!
Originally Posted by Michele4172011
I have also been reassigned to Carolina and I haven't heard from her. Seems like she would call and introduce herself like Cecile did. I'm hoping she is just as helpful.
I would say for you to email her. I waited for 2 weeks for her to introduce herself. When I started getting too anxious I emailed her and she responded in like 5 min! That was Friday and we set up a phone call for Monday. So, so far I'm pleased.
Originally Posted by msmarmar123
FI and I are planning on having an AHR...but just planning it for our backyard...our house is not the biggest but our backyard is huge and would be perfect with a couple tents.
Nothing says that it has to be in a big venue..I couldn't justify doing that...becuase it's basically a whole other wedding you are paying for. Make it fun and casual
Thanks for your insight!! Very true. How long after your wedding are you doing your AHR?
Originally Posted by amandamarieb
I know! I'm sure I will figure something out. I had budgeted $400 or $500 for alterations and I thought that was a lot. Do you girls know what is normal?
I was told that mine would be around $250. I don't know what's normal but $1100 seems VERY steep. Many people don't even pay that much for the dress itself. I'll keep my fingers crossed that you find a quality person to do it cheaper.