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Our AHR is tomorrow night - details now, pics to come

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I feel like I finally hit the last leg of the race in the wedding planning process. I did all of the planning for the wedding myself, and the AHR was my mom's baby, with a little help from me.

 

Details of the Wedding:

Date : January 28th, 2009

Where: Grand Palladium Bavaro, Punta Cana, DR

Number of Guests: 55

Months of planning: 13

 

 

Details of the AHR:

Date: April 11th, 2009

Where: Nepean Sailing Club, Ottawa, ON

Number of guests: 100

Months of Planning: 1.5

 

When we sent out our invites, we let everyone kno that we would be having an AHR upon our return. Then the number of guests for the wedding went from 20 to 55 and we were shocked! Needless to say, I wasn't that into planning a second wedding and put it in my moms hands b/c she really wanted this to happen. I told her I would help her, but the cost and the stress had to be all her, otherwise, we weren't interested in having one.

 

Well here I am the day before and I am excited now!

 

The style of the AHR is a cocktail reception starting at 7:30. We are providing some wine, punch, and hot hors d'oevres (sp?) and DH and I will be doing a quick speech to thank everyone who came to the wedding and to the AHR. We will also have our wedding video and slideshow playing. We have a DJ, and at 9pm the lights go down and the dancing begins. It will go until people leave or until 1am, whatever comes first.

 

I made cupcakes from scratch (Thanks Martha Stewart!) and chocolates. We will be serving food later on in the form of sandwich /cheese platters.

 

I will be wearing my dress, but none of my BMs will be there b/c they are scattered across the country, so the GMs are not wearing their clothes from the wedding.

 

I'm looking forward to it, but also looking forward to it being over so we can focus on non-wedding related activities!! I'll let you know how it goes!!

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That sounds like it will be a great time, and what a sweet mom! I'm sure your cupcakes will be good - they sound delicious! Have a great time and can't wait to see the pics!

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Currently Fiance and I are going back and forth between a casual BBQ or something similar to what you are having... Are you going to have tables and chairs for guests... Or will they just mingle throughout the night. Are kids invited? Sorry for all the ?'s

 

Can't what to see the pics... Have Fun!!

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Currently Fiance and I are going back and forth between a casual BBQ or something similar to what you are having... Are you going to have tables and chairs for guests... Or will they just mingle throughout the night. Are kids invited? Sorry for all the ?'s

Can't what to see the pics... Have Fun!!
We had tables with chairs but only enough for 1/2 the group so people had to stand and mingle. No kids except my 11 year old sister. Pics to come, currently being burned and sent to me!

PS We had a fantastic night, and even though I wasn't excited leading up to it, I'm glad we did it.

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CONGRATS on your wedding...and your successful AHR, Seaprincess!

 

I would love to see a review of it -- I am planning to do something similar, a few months after the wedding (ours will be on a private yacht/party boat in Baltimore's Inner Harbor!) so I would love to know what worked and what didn't! You got married in the DR, so did you play "DW themed" music -- I'm sure your guests loved it if you did!

 

And how did you go about playing the footage of the ceremony? I absolutely want to do the same, and I am looking for advice on when would be appropriate during the AHR!

 

Thanks (oh, and I adore the pic of you and your DH in your Siggy!),

Christie :)

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