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#41 michelle10

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    Posted 12 March 2010 - 05:43 PM

    YEAH! Glad I'm not the only one waiting so long. MN weather in Jan isn't great either so we are going to wait until summer.

    #42 D&ESept2009

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      Posted 15 March 2010 - 04:05 PM

      I originally wanted to have mine no later than six months out. However, our parents are paying and they took forever to book a place. Now we're having a 1yr anniversary party for all of our guests who couldn't attend our wedding in Mexico. So our AHR is 1 yr out from our wedding.

      #43 SusieQ

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        Posted 15 March 2010 - 04:58 PM

        Hello ladies... I just printed the invites for my AHR it is June 5th, we got married Feb.2nd
        Around the four month mark for us.
        We are doing something really simple "an open house venue" Stop by for a celebration drink and finger foods. I am hiring a bartender and two servers. (serveral of my friends kids have stepped up and said they'd love the job). I am also looking into ordering glassware and plates from a rental company. I want it to be reasonable but not cheap looking... I hate drinking out of a plastic glass!!!
        I have gotten the centre pieces for tables and lighting coming into our house. Hubby has been given the job or creating a DVD of our wedding pictures with music. We are figuring about 100 people through out the day. Good luck ladies...

        #44 ablj209

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          Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:06 PM

          I have the same issue. My wedding will be in February 2011. I have a lot of relatives in Scotland/England/Australia that most likely will not be joining us in Punta Cana. If we have the AHR shortly after we return, the weather in Canada in March would not the best for their vacation. First step is to get some numbers together and figure out how many overseas relatives will be coming to either the wedding or the AHR. I think if we have an AHR at all, it will be in June.

          #45 Snickers

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            Posted 17 March 2010 - 12:08 PM

            We are getting married in Sept and having ours 1 month later since we will be away for 2 weeks on our honeymoon. I know people that can't come to Mexico are going to be anxious to see us when we return so we decided to get it done fairly quickly.

            #46 HazelsMelody

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              Posted 18 March 2010 - 07:36 PM

              Huh. I always thought that having it soon after the wedding was better. It seems silly to me to have it too long afterward... that's just me. That said, I have no idea when we're doing ours. We're still discussing details. My fiancĀ© wants it outside, but the weather here can be pretty unpredictable at times, I might prefer it to be indoors just so we don't have to worry about when we have it and the headache of a rain date or a "Plan B."

              I guess it all comes down to when you want to and/or can have it! No rules on this one!!
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              #47 Tam

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                Posted 20 March 2010 - 07:27 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by SusieQ
                Hello ladies... I just printed the invites for my AHR it is June 5th, we got married Feb.2nd
                Around the four month mark for us.
                We are doing something really simple "an open house venue" Stop by for a celebration drink and finger foods. I am hiring a bartender and two servers. (serveral of my friends kids have stepped up and said they'd love the job). I am also looking into ordering glassware and plates from a rental company. I want it to be reasonable but not cheap looking... I hate drinking out of a plastic glass!!!
                I have gotten the centre pieces for tables and lighting coming into our house. Hubby has been given the job or creating a DVD of our wedding pictures with music. We are figuring about 100 people through out the day. Good luck ladies...
                Hey Susie,
                Where are you renting your dishes from? Are you hiring a catering company or making the food yourself?
                We are debating on what to do.. and where to have it ... and whether to cook/buy food ourselves ... I think we'll be around 70-80 people. I am the same as you, don't want it to look cheap, but not cost an arm and a leg!!
                I love the idea of an open house too.

                #48 heartbeat

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                  Posted 22 June 2010 - 02:18 PM

                  Thanks for all the help ladies. I was not going to do AHR at all at first. But I knew there was going to be family from California that would not be able to make or Jamaica wedding and people in Florida (where we live) that wont be able to make it so we then decided that we were going to have a send off party.. However, after reading this it kinda just makes more sense to have it after so people will be able to see wedding pictures and videos.. so I think we will just have BBQ in both states.

                  #49 tsgnatko

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                    Posted 30 June 2010 - 04:53 PM

                    we are getting married in february and doing the AHR in June

                    #50 hockeymom97

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                      Posted 30 June 2010 - 06:27 PM

                      Similar to a DW, I don't think there are any rules regarding the date of the AHR. Have it when you want to have it - I'm sure your guests will be ready to celebrate no matter how long it is after the DW!!

                      We are getting married in the beginning of May and having our AHR in the middle of June, so they are about a month and a half apart. We ideally wanted it somewhat close to our actual DW, so some of the excitement from the trip will still be there, but we have to travel for our AHR (we are having it in MI, where most of FI's family is located), so scheduling was a little tricky. We had to take into consideration that we'll need to take a day or two off from work and I didn't want my son to miss any more days of school (since he'll be missing a week for the DW) so we wanted to wait until summer vacation started for him. Plus, the weather is a little nicer/more predictable here in June, because our reception venue has a beautiful outdoor area that we want to be able to utilize.
                      Heather & Eric ~ May 5th, 2011 ~ Beaches Turks & Caicos




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