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#11 kate.com

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    Posted 27 February 2009 - 01:28 PM

    Nice!
    So for invites we are planning on doing one of the picture cards- like people do for Christmas cards. The one we like has a pic on front, then you open it and there is a picture inside with details. So not the really cheap ones, but pretty reasonable too.

    We are going to have our slideshow and video going as well... food is going to be kabobs, brats, salads and bars...things you can eat with plastic silverware. we'll serve beer, wine, sodas and maybe a punch. Works for me!

    The part I need to worry about is transportation/parking. They are out in the country a little ways and I don't want people to take advantage of open bar and drive tipsy out there so we are thinking of shuttling people to and from. I think it would be a wise investment.

    #12 seaprincess

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      Posted 27 February 2009 - 08:37 PM

      We only started planning our AHR last week and we are having it on April 11th!! About 100 people at a hall in a local Sailing club...so its on the water which I love! We are having a cocktail style reception beginning at 7:30 and hiring a DJ. We are playing our slideshow and video and having cupcakes for the guests. Not too formal, not too casual - very us!
      Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

      #13 August2010Bride

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        Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:29 AM

        We are renting a screened shelter that seats 100 people. It's in a local golf club. We are going to have catered BBQ and do some on our own. We're doing a BEACH theme and will show our video and dance the night away. We are thinking about calling it a Mr & Mrs. Party! Casual and FUN, that's the idea.

        #14 calchik

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          Posted 05 March 2009 - 08:52 PM

          we're renting the aerospace musuem which is a museum of historical planes and in the center of all the planes is a big enough space to have our reception. that was our way of being different and not having to decorate...and no neither of us has a special interest in planes, we just thought it'd be better than a hall or restaurant.

          we're inviting about 160 ppl, catered but only with hor d'eourves. we didn't want a formal sit down dinner, only a mingling semi formal cocktail reception. we have bar service where we're providing the alcohol. no wedding cake, just desserts.

          doing a sand ceremony, our wedding speeches, and wedding slideshow. that's it, no other typical wedding reception stuff. no DJ either, we're just making a playlist and boogeying down to it.

          i have an electric blue backless AHR dress that i'm starting the evening in. but we're getting announced like you normally would so we can make an entrance and i'll be in my mexico wedding dress for that and probably an hour or so after that. but then back to my blue dress for the rest of the night

          #15 frazali

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            Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:29 PM

            We're having a civil ceremony in Central Park in April, going to DR for our honeymoon, and then havng an ANR Memorial Day weekend at a restaurant/lounge. We're be wearing our wedding gear again - so psyched that we get to wear it twice!

            #16 litl_april

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              Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:47 PM

              FI's family already does a big 4th of July family get-together at his parents farm so we've decided to incorporate our AHR in to this. His dad rented a large tent and it will be BBQ-style. We're planning to work hard at getting our video put together (we're purchasing unedited and I'm using Adobe to edit) and hopefully have at least a simple album put together with lots of the pictures. And of course FIREWORKS!

              #17 August2010Bride

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                Posted 06 March 2009 - 09:50 PM

                Fireworks sound like fun!!

                #18 Cotton114

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                  Posted 07 March 2009 - 02:11 AM

                  We are getting married in Maui in August, and we've decided to have at at home 'reception' as a New Years Eve Party. We have rented out a restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh with roof access (free fireworks show at midnight....can't beat it!). We may do a slide show of our wedding photos, but not sure yet. We're not wearing our wedding attire, but its going to be black/silver/white themed, so I will get a new fun party dress! We'll be iPod-ing it for most of the night, and we will have a band play from midnight on (my dad's band....kinda cute!). We wanted something that was more of a party, and less of a reception, and I figure....everyone is always looking for something fun to do on New Years Eve!

                  #19 litl_april

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                    Posted 07 March 2009 - 05:41 AM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by Cotton114
                    We are getting married in Maui in August, and we've decided to have at at home 'reception' as a New Years Eve Party. We have rented out a restaurant in downtown Pittsburgh with roof access (free fireworks show at midnight....can't beat it!). We may do a slide show of our wedding photos, but not sure yet. We're not wearing our wedding attire, but its going to be black/silver/white themed, so I will get a new fun party dress! We'll be iPod-ing it for most of the night, and we will have a band play from midnight on (my dad's band....kinda cute!). We wanted something that was more of a party, and less of a reception, and I figure....everyone is always looking for something fun to do on New Years Eve!
                    This sounds like a lot of fun!!!

                    #20 Royal_lady10

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                      Posted 07 March 2009 - 12:27 PM

                      We are planning on have a big BBQ and pig roast outside, and have a picture party as well for those who couldn't make it mexico. The location would more than likely be at a huge state park (horseback riding, swiming, tennis, vollyball).




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