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We are having a small ceremony in Cabo in March 2008. I think we are inviting about 65 people from all over the country. We live in Chicago and most females that are invited to the wedding do not even live in the area.

 

My thought was instead of having a bridal shower before the wedding since, there would only be about 30 females to invite and only about 15 that live in the area, we would just have a big Party when we got back from Mexico where we would invite more people that we couldn't invite to the wedding.

 

Has anyone experienced this or is everyone doing a bridal shower?

 

Any tips, ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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You mean an At Home Reception (AHR)? I know lots of DW brides that have done that. It's a great way to include those people who did not get to make it to the wedding!

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