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Help! Wording for AHR

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#1 soon2bePowers

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    Posted 25 January 2009 - 07:49 PM

    I have been searching and searching and can't seem to find what I want so I decided to come to the experts. This is what I am looking for, wording for our AHR invitation including this information.

    Our names (Dave and Ashley or The Powers)
    The fact that we already got married (perhaps including the location-Riviera Maya or the beach)
    Idea that this is an "Open House" type event
    Idea that it is a celebration (not a reception since it is not a sit down w/dancing)

    Thanks for all of your help!

    #2 Anna83

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      Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:39 PM

      This is what I used for my AHR invites, but we are having a formal reception:
      Together with their parents
      Mr. and Mrs. Ralph xxxxxx
      Mr. and Mrs. Paul xxxxxx
      Anna Elizabeth xxxxxxx
      Derek Paul xxxxxx

      are happy to announce their marriage
      that took place on
      January tenth, two thousand and nine
      on the beach in Ocho Rios, Jamaica

      We invite you to share in the joy
      of their marriage
      Please join us in celebration
      Saturday, the twenty-fifth of April
      Two thousand and nine

      What kind of food are you going to have, a full meal or just hor'duerves? I think that makes a difference on how you word it.

      #3 soon2bePowers

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        Posted 26 January 2009 - 12:47 AM

        We have having a BBQ. So it could be a full meal. But we there will not be an eating time. We want the guest to know that they can come anytime during the time range. Stay for a while and then head out.

        I would be okay with not have an AHR, but we have a large group who are not going to Mexico and want something here.

        #4 Anna83

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          Posted 26 January 2009 - 07:19 PM

          Maybe say something like:
          Please join us in celebration
          We are having an informal open house starting at 1:00.

          I can't think of any clever ways to say it. You pretty much just have to write what it is. I think if it says open house, people will understand they can come anytime.

          #5 kitty_kat_uk

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            Posted 03 February 2009 - 03:06 PM

            We're using something like this for an evening reception, with a buffet.

            Miss Claire Hargreaves and MR Chris Speight
            Request the pleasure of the company of ___________________
            To an evening reception in honour of their wedding in Jamaica on 8 April 2009
            Date: Saturday 25 April 2009
            Time: 7:30pm

            #6 Timelady_

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              Posted 28 February 2009 - 09:59 PM

              I am also looking for wording...thanks for the ideas!
              We're married! July 1, 2009
              Melia Las Dunas, Cubaand now helping my BSF plan her destination wedding!!

              #7 Jamaica0619

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                Posted 28 February 2009 - 11:43 PM

                I used the following example as a base, but modified it so that it was more suitable:

                Monica Hilton
                Matt Leblanc
                will begin their lives together
                on October 25, 2012
                at Sunset Beach Resort
                of Nassau, Bahamas

                Please join us in a celebration
                of our marriage at an
                open house
                Friday, November 9, 2012
                5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
                277 West Bay Avenue
                Pleasant View, Utah 84414

                It is from the following website

                Invitation Wording Samples by InvitationConsultants.com - Destination Wedding - Tropical
                Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend. ~ Albert Camas

                #8 LadyZak

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                  Posted 01 March 2009 - 04:30 AM

                  This is what I am using (I think)
                  We are doing a casual bbq as well, but we are having a specific eating time...

                  Love makes life a paradise...
                  Jennifer and Shane
                  joined hearts and were married in The Mayan Riviera, Mexico
                  February 02, 2009 join us for a
                  Casual Summer Mexican Barbeque(You might even see the groom barbeque)
                  June 20, 2009
                  Starting at 5:30 p.m.Dinner starts at 6:30
                  (With slideshow, pictures and dancing
                  At the ___________________________

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