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#11 S2BLennon

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    Posted 10 November 2008 - 01:21 PM

    WE are also having an AHR< in May of 2009.
    We already booked a caterer who will put a cheese / fruit and shrimp display out during a cocktail hour... That is when we will be playing the video of the ceremony and a slideshow of pics on a screen.
    Luckily we have the ability of doing this since we are using my parents back yard and setting up a tent etc...
    It is ending up like a real wedding becuase then we will have a sit down dinner / buffett style to feed the guests.
    We are starting at 4:00, dinner at about 5:30 and then we will be sending other invites to EVERYONE (not just immediate family) to come and join us for dancing after the dinner. I will most likely put 8:00 on that invite.
    We aren't getting a DJ, I will use my Ipod. WE are renting a dancefloor and gonna boogie all night though! - We are dancers can you tell?!

    #12 S2BLennon

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      Posted 10 November 2008 - 01:22 PM

      Originally Posted by happygilmore
      What is everyone doing for invites for the AHR, we're having trouble trying to figure out what to use Any ideas??
      I bought the seaside collection Martha Stewart invites at Micheals.... They are perfect and you can send them through your own printer!

      #13 J2K

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        Posted 10 November 2008 - 02:14 PM

        Originally Posted by happygilmore
        What is everyone doing for invites for the AHR, we're having trouble trying to figure out what to use Any ideas??
        We're actually going to do Boarding Pass invites for the AHR, since we're doing a beach/reggae theme for it anyways. It will hopefully make things feel less formal, as we're going for a beach casual atmosphere anyways :)

        #14 cougs


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          Posted 10 November 2008 - 03:18 PM

          i think our AHR invites will be a combo wedding announcement/AHR invite, so we will probably include a wedding photo. it may just be in postcard format, which i think will lend itself to the casual nature of our AHR.

          #15 lmg970

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            Posted 10 November 2008 - 04:00 PM

            we are keeping it simple with the ahr, doing hors dorves for the first hour then dancing to a dj, we do plan to do a cake at this also, not sure as to a toast or anything like that.
            as for the invites I like the idea of an announcement/invite but we won't have any wedding photos to use as we are having ours pretty close to coming home.

            #16 BlissfulMsMiranda

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              Posted 11 November 2008 - 11:46 AM

              Awesome planning girls!! Thanks so much ... you've all given me some great ideas and a good base for what this AHR will actually be like.

              We are having it at my parent's as well - they live in the country and have a huge backyard, as well as a pool and horses and donkeys ... LOL So it should be interesting!

              #17 calchik

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                Posted 13 November 2008 - 08:49 PM

                we're doing our AHR at the aerospace museum with the historic planes surrounding the dance floor. inviting about 160.
                having it catered but only hor d'ourves and a bar.
                no wedding cake, no special dances.
                we are doing speeches (there's only 3) and a slideshow
                i am wearing my wedding dress again but not for the whole thing, we're going to get announced like normal wedding receptions and i'll be wearing it then and during speeches but then i'll change into a reception dress.
                we are going to ipod it though and not have a dj
                my friend makes wedding invitations that are pretty and creative so we're having normal paper invitations for our AHR

                #18 rach220

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                  Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:33 PM

                  We are planning a backyard BBQ for when we get back...very casual! I'm not wearing my wedding dress...but was hoping to find a cute white sundress and maybe even wear a bathing suit underneath...
                  We are doing grill foods and salads and having a keg and wine...other than that it will be BYOB...
                  My favorite part is the games...we are planning all sorts of "bride vs. groom" events for the day...so far we have volleyball, wiffle-ball, and badminton tournaments...and are also thinking about adding a balloon toss or something else fun...
                  We want to keep it casual and fun!
                  My only dilemma is what to do if it rains...thinking of adding a rain date to the invite (a week later?) but wasn't sure if that was tacky for a wedding related event...we plan to have about 80 people attend...haven't set the date yet, but it will be a few weeks after we return from Mexico.

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                  #19 IslamoradaBride

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                    Posted 14 November 2008 - 12:29 AM

                    My FMIL is planning an AHR for us in my FI's hometown for family and friends that can't make it. (My family is way too spread out to do this.) I don't think she's booked anything yet, but last I heard they were planning to book a community center and get a local Italian place to cater. I figured we could do a slide show of pics but otherwise just hang out and have fun-- casual with none of the regular wedding stuff. I suppose we'll see though!

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