| Originally Posted by kennynicole |
We are on an extremely small budget and are footing the bill for the AHR along with travel and wedding cost. Here is our planâ€¦â€¦..
We are going to have a casual AHR actually at our home. We are getting married at the end of Nov. so plan to make it Christmas themed (this cuts back on d©cor since I already have all the stuff to decorate for Christmas). We are going to have it catered but will only be providing appetizers and non alcoholic beverages (I know itâ€™s bad to not have alcohol but we just canâ€™t swing it). By only providing passed appetizers it will keep us from having to set up enough tables and chairs to for everyone. We will have our usual tables and a few extra chairs set out along with living room furniture so those who need to sit should be able to. I plan to wear my dress and have my FI wear his wedding day outfit as well. We will have a picture DVD playing on our T.V. during the party so guest can see all that went on during the trip. A videographer is included in our wedding package so we will also play our wedding video for those who missed it. Just something at home, comfy, and casual! Iâ€™m thinking about doing evites for the AHR and calling older family members that are not computer savvy to presonaly invite them to AHR. This is still in the works I have some time so I am not locked on that aspect. Something else I am unsure of isâ€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦
Should I invite guest that attending the DW along with those who did not the wedding to the AHR, or is it ok to just invite those who did not attend the DW to the AHR. If I invited both I am guessing that we will have around 100 guest (thatâ€™s a lot and will get pricey) if I just invite guest that did not attend the wedding we will have around 50 or so. What are you doing?
We too are on a tight budget and I'm hoping to keep it the cost of the AHR under $2000 while it still be quasi semi-formal.