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#1 ~*Lisa*~

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    Posted 10 March 2009 - 09:21 PM

    Well once again, I seek help from you wonderful ladies.

    We've been debating back and forth about having an AHR. I think we've finally come to a decision to have one.

    My question is, how many months after you get married (or come back from the wedding) is appropriate for an AHR? Is 6 months afterwards too late? Will people wonder why the heck you waited so long or what is the point of having a party so long afterwards?

    Anyone have any input on this? I would appreciate any help.

    Thanks a bunch!

    #2 JaimeLynne

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      Posted 10 March 2009 - 09:43 PM

      I think 6 months is too long. We are having ours a month and 3 days after our wedding (to be precise! LOL).

      I wouldn't wait longer than 6-8 weeks, but that's just me...

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      #3 drtracy

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        Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:17 PM

        We're having ours 2 months after our wedding (give or take a day). I agree that 6 months may be a bit too long to be "receptiony" but you can always through a party. :) Is there a particular reason you are thinking of waiting that long?

        #4 big3n09

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          Posted 10 March 2009 - 10:25 PM

          I agree 6 months is a long time. Just have a party if you need to wait that long it will still serve the same purpose. I would say 90 days max on a AHR only because you do have to get home and get adjusted and maybe even save some money for the party but 90 day max I think. But you know the saying, "whatever floats your boat!!!"
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          #5 August2010Bride

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            Posted 11 March 2009 - 02:17 PM

            Ours is going to be no more than a month after our wedding...

            Are you having it 6 months later due to weather? You can always have it indoors. We are calling ours a Mr & Mrs. Party, so we won't be doing all the traditional RECEPTION things. I think no more than 6-8 weeks is a good time for AHR. Goood luck with whatever you decide to do.

            #6 ashey063009

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              Posted 11 March 2009 - 02:20 PM

              We are holding ours about three weeks after we all return from the wedding, however that was primarily to accommodate FFIL, as he now lives in Thailand (lovable roaming nomad!)

              I agree with the girls, 6 months is quite long unless there is a specific reason.

              #7 GracieBebe

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                Posted 18 March 2009 - 01:32 PM

                I don't think it matters when you decide to have your AHR so if you want to do it 6 months from your wedding, go ahead. We are actually having ours 3 wks before our wedding so that we can have it outdoors and have nice weather. By the time we have our wedding and get back from our honeymoon, we're not sure if the weather will be warm enough or too cool to have an outdoor bbq-style picnic. Gotta love New Englad weather!
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                #8 Simistar

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                  Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:18 PM

                  I agree with GracieBebe...
                  I think you can have a AHR any time -- even 6 months later!
                  (Maybe waiting a YEAR is TOO long though, lol:-))
                  I think people understand the expense of throwing such a party and understand you may want/need to wait a bit...or have to wait b/c of the weather:-)
                  Whatever the reasons are...I think people are just happy to be invited to a party with free food and booze!

                  #9 ~*Lisa*~

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                    Posted 18 March 2009 - 02:47 PM

                    Simistar - lol you're so right, anytime there's free booze and food, you'll always see people!

                    We've actually decided not to have an AHR now. It's too expensive (for us) plus we don't really want to bother. If I had wanted to do major planning, we would have gotten married here.

                    Thanks for all the great tips! :)

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