AHR...When is the "normal" time to have it??**LONG POST**
Posted 08 September 2008 - 10:33 PM
So our original plan was to have the AHR the weekend after we got back.
We wanted to have it all paid for, this way we would only have to show up and celebrate with the rest of our friends and family who couldn't come to Mexico.
We don't really have a "Budget" per se...It's more like, We know what we can afford and what we can't.
So anyway...Because there were a limited number of days in June at Dreams, we had to pick the 24th, Which means the weekend after we get back is the 4th of July..so no reception that weekend....Ok Fine...I picked The weekend after that, which is July 11th.
Last week, Joe & I went and sat with a local venue that we have been to many times. My Cousins wife's family is good friends with them and I was sure to drop there name :-) They gave us an AWESOME price of $65 per head which included an amazing assortment of food, for both cocktail hour and dinner...Plus a sweet table, plus I told him it was a tropical theme and he just started telling me all these things he could do as far as decorating, which sounded exactly like what I had in mind. He was also throwing in a Martini Bar, but since this was tropical, he was making it half Martini, half Pina Coloda. In addition to all that, I had my pick of any color linens.
All for that price and since we knew my Cousins wife's family, he waived all tax and gratuity, with the promise that we took good care of his servers that night (which of course we will)
OK...The problem....Although I think that price is fabulous...I have 140 people on my list....Thats over 9,000...Just for that....Not including my favors.
I'm just not sure we can swing that, PLUS have the wedding of our Dreams in Mexico. I mean, this is why we cancelled our, Already booked "Traditional" wedding we originally planned...It was too much money for one day.
& I don't want to cut corners on my Wedding in Mexico since that is our real wedding....Just so I can have this party.
On the other hand, we're really excited for the AHR and we really want it at this place.
So of course the wheels in my head started turning and I was thinking that maybe we can have our AHR on our original Wedding Date, which was Sept 26, 2009. That would give us plenty more time to save....However...I think that's too long after the wedding. I feel like, what's the point? what if My dress doesn't fit me anymore and what if everyone is so tired of hearing about our wedding by then...and i'm just so confused!!
Can you guys let me know what your doing for your AHR and how long your waiting?
We want the AHR, but there is no way we can pull that off and still do everything we planned in Mexico.....But I feel like having it 3 months later is too late and would it look silly if I put my wedidng dress back on for that?
I really need some advice here!! I'm getting upset and feeling stressed over money. Before I started planning this AHR i felt like a weight lifted off of my shoulders as far as money and now, it's back again :-(
(Sorry so long!)
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Plus, we wouldn't have had our photos back, and we want to play a slide show of the photos for our guests.
There are lots of good reasons to hold off. I vote for September! Besides, just about the time your memories of Mexico start to lose their clarity, you'll get a whole bunch of new ones.
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Thanks again ladies!
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