is anyone not having an AHR???
Posted 08 January 2009 - 09:59 PM
To be honest, I don't think we had the energy. The last thing we wanted to do after planning the wedding, was to come home & plan something else. We thought about keeping it simple & having a celebration party but that thought still required planning & money which we just didn't have.
Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:07 PM
Posted 08 January 2009 - 10:11 PM
Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:14 AM
we also thought that not having an AHR might help convince more guests to come to mexico. i felt like guests would opt out of mexico if we had a 2nd reception closer to home.
Posted 09 January 2009 - 12:21 AM
We are inviting almost 90 people to our destination wedding, so that is everyone we really care about as it is.. There are a few friends we want to be there that can't make it, but that'd happen at any wedding...
Posted 09 January 2009 - 03:18 AM
You already know we're on the fence about having an AHR, but thought I'd post anyway
I would like to have one (many of my friends couldn't come to Mexico b/c of childcare issues or otherwise)...my DH doesn't think we should (most of his friends could come b/c most of them aren't married and don't have kids :-))
I'm looking into pricing some venues... But honestly, if it comes down to having to choose between getting hardwood floors for our place or having an AHR, I choose the hardwood floors, haha :-)
If it is really just too much $$, I might just invite some girlfriends over one night, order pizza, crack open some wine and show some pictures. And then play guitar hero
Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:02 AM
I think it is often misunderstood that an AHR has to be a glitzy, sit down, catered affair. For us, we see it as more as a celebration for those who either couldn't attend our Mexico wedding, or for those who just didn't make our very selective guest list.
You can certainly make it a special party without spending big bucks, because essentially I think all those who will be there will simply be happy to celebrate with the newlyweds! Plus it's also a great time to share with everyone your fabulous wedding photos/videos!!!
Posted 09 January 2009 - 04:09 AM
Posted 09 January 2009 - 09:40 AM
Posted 09 January 2009 - 10:51 AM
We are inviting everyone to Jamaica. I also felt like guests would opt out of Jamaica if we had a 2nd reception closer to our parent's homes. I know this may sound mean, but there is a lot of drama surrounding this wedding, and most of the people who caused it are not even coming to Jamaica now!
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