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#1 bamalama

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    Posted 27 February 2009 - 12:12 AM

    Hey ladies,

    Just wondering what everyones plans were for an "at home" reception. Is anyone else having one??

    #2 kate.com

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      Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:21 AM

      Hi. We are just starting to plan ours. I am in MN and have weather like you, so we are waiting and having it June 13th.
      We are having a tent at DH parents' house and booked a DJ... our group loves to dance I guess.
      We are having some easy food catered and grilling. Havent got much further but need to be working on it now!

      #3 bamalama

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        Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:30 AM

        HAHA.. yeah ours is going to be in July!!! It -36 celcuis today... ONLY 11 days 'till we leave!! anyways...

        we have our hall booked, but thats it! Are you sending out invites?? How "fancy" are you making them? Doesn't it seems like you are planning 2 weddings! What about food? I was thinking midnight lunch and serve tortillas and salsa at all the tables. We also plan on having a slide show of the wedding photos and showing the video of the ceremony. We live in a small town so my FI knows EVERYONE. There will probably be 250 people coming.

        #4 bamalama

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          Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:30 AM

          HAHA.. yeah ours is going to be in July!!! It -36 celcuis today... ONLY 11 days 'till we leave!! anyways...

          we have our hall booked, but thats it! Are you sending out invites?? How "fancy" are you making them? Doesn't it seems like you are planning 2 weddings! What about food? I was thinking midnight lunch and serve tortillas and salsa at all the tables. We also plan on having a slide show of the wedding photos and showing the video of the ceremony. We live in a small town so my FI knows EVERYONE. There will probably be 250 people coming.

          #5 Jacilynda

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            Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:46 AM

            ALOT of us girls are doing AHR. Everything from formal wearing the dress again, to a BBQ on college football game. Do a search of AHR and you'll find TONS!!

            #6 tylersgirl

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              Posted 27 February 2009 - 10:30 AM

              I am having an AHR too. We will have around 250 people there and it is going to be huge. We are having it 2 weeks after we get married in Mexico. I bought a second wedding dress to wear and we are going to have it catered with beer and wine being served. Also, we are having a bride's cake, groom's cake, huge ice sculpture of a fish on a wave, dance floor with DJ and maybe a band too....Whew! I do feel like I am planning a second wedding too! It is stressful, but I know it will be worth it!

              #7 kiki317

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                Posted 27 February 2009 - 11:03 AM

                I had actually booked a hall already, then realized that it would be cheaper (and easier) to have it at one of these nice fancy wedding places. I got all excited about it (looking at the menu and pictures and everything) But then we decided we just don't have the money. I guess that's what i get for getting married 6 months after i got engaged! I was really sad at first, but i'm better now. I think instead we'll have a giant pool party at the house with all of our friends and family.

                #8 ashley9078

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                  Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:00 PM

                  I'm having one at the golf course that I work at over the summer. They are hooking me up with a great deal. Just have to convince the FI to do it! But we will have a DJ and BBQ food and beer/wine. Nothing formal just a nice party. I may get a nice white summer dress for it.

                  #9 Jamaica0619

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                    Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:09 PM

                    I am using a local caterer whose own location is a refurbished train station. It is really nice without being too fancy. We are having stations with a nice variety of food and a DJ. We are skipping all of the wedding stuff (special dances, cake), but have a really nice party. My FI will be wearing his wedding stuff again, but I am getting a nice linen dress to wear.
                    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

                    #10 BlissfulMsMiranda

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                      Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:20 PM

                      I'm just getting into my AHR planning now ... we are going to have a semi-formal cocktail at my parent's home in Alexandria, Ontario in August. They have a great big backyard and their horses and 3 donkeys come up to the fence that meets the backyard so that'll be cool for the guests. Plus, they have a great pool which will be awesome for the children who are coming.

                      We're sending out formal invites just before we head down to Cuba and asking for a response by end of June so we have solid numbers to do final preparations all through July as August 1st is our AHR date as of now.

                      We're looking at approx. 100 people ... and as I said it will just be a cocktail with servers doing all the heavy lifting for the food and an open bar with a friend of the family tending for a select few drinks (it will be stated on the invitation that we'll be offering red wine, white wine and a special Cuban cocktail).

                      We'll also have a picture slide show running with images from our wedding and a guest book to sign as well as mini individual cakes (not cupcakes!) for each guest instead of a big wedding cake we have to cut. :)

                      So far ... those are the plans!! I'll let you ladies know how things are REALLY going to pan out closer to the date. LOL




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