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#11 KRama

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    Posted 13 January 2010 - 05:36 PM

    I'm having mine 5 days after we get back! We return on a Sunday and are having our AHR the following Friday. We thought the same thing, we didn't want to lose the wedding momentum! We're just having carribean themed appetizers instead of a full dinner to make it more casual, and having a DJ and open bar.

    Ours in is May and around here that could mean 20 degrees or a blizzard.

    #12 desouc

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      Posted 16 January 2010 - 10:13 AM

      I got you all beat. I arrive back from my trip Feb 6 and my reception is in my condo party room on the 7th! A day after we arrive!!!!

      It's going to be a very casual event though, with no real sit down meal or anything. Just an afternoon cocktail reception with wine/beer, sandwiches, desserts etc. We'll also display our photos in a slideshow which we'll set up on the way back (from the dvd we're getting from the photographer). Still have to think about getting a "wedding cake", music, some activities to engage the guests, speeches (if any), and a gift to give each family.

      I was thinking of giving away some bags filled with stuff from Mexico. Like, pomegranate tequila (little bottles), vanilla (Mexico has nice vanilla for baking), and a couple of other things I might find down there that I like and aren't too costly.

      Good luck to everyone with their AHR's!
      Carla

      #13 latoya1908

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        Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:05 PM

        I, too, will be having an AHR just TWO days after we return from Jamaica. My issue is...WHAT IN THE WORLD DO I PUT ON THE INVITE lol I'm actually working on a separate invite for the AHR as we speak and I've found some really cute sayings, poems, etc. What I find confusing is how I should refer to my FI and I on the invite. I'll be sending them out and they'll be received BEFORE we leave for the DW so it seems kind of crazy to say "please join Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Thomas..." because that's not what we'll be at the time they receive it. On the flip side, it seems weird to just have our first names on there as well.....HELP!!!

        #14 elisha0607

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          Posted 22 February 2010 - 03:45 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by latoya1908
          I, too, will be having an AHR just TWO days after we return from Jamaica. My issue is...WHAT IN THE WORLD DO I PUT ON THE INVITE lol I'm actually working on a separate invite for the AHR as we speak and I've found some really cute sayings, poems, etc. What I find confusing is how I should refer to my FI and I on the invite. I'll be sending them out and they'll be received BEFORE we leave for the DW so it seems kind of crazy to say "please join Mr. and Mrs. Kyle Thomas..." because that's not what we'll be at the time they receive it. On the flip side, it seems weird to just have our first names on there as well.....HELP!!!
          Hello this is what i did for my AHR invitation (it is a semi-formal event, 7 days after we return):
          E--- and A--- M---
          Request the pleaseure of your company
          at a celebration to honor the marraige of
          Elisha M----
          &
          Philip G----
          Saturday the 19th of June
          (Party details)

          bottom of invite: Elisha and Philip will be married on June 7, 2010 in Riviera Maya, Mexico.

          #15 midnight24

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            Posted 22 February 2010 - 08:38 PM

            we're having ours 3wks afterwards...but only cuz it's the only place available we could find and afford. it's still fairly formal...but we didn't start out for it to be that way. honestly found that the more unique & simple we wanted to do things...the more the cost seemed to go up. oh well...either way it's coming along nicely. i just wish i knew more about wedding planning before i set dates...haha. no one told me may was so popular! haha

            i think the idea that was mentioned about having a fun backdrop for photos would be fun. you could also say on your invite something about bringing the mexican vibe back and attire is requested. some may, some may not.

            good luck!

            #16 astreit

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              Posted 22 February 2010 - 09:00 PM

              We are having ours 2 days after we return. I am sending reception invitations with the wedding invitations. I am making the reception one the "main event" and the wedding invitation is only going to those that are going as a nice follow-up since everyone has already booked the trip that is going. Here are my invites. But my wording for the reception invitation is as follows:

              "Parents"
              and "Parents"
              are pleased to announce
              the marriage of their children,
              Ashley Michelle and Justin David,
              on Sunday, the sixteenth of May,
              two thousand ten,
              in a private ceremony
              on the beach in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.
              Please join us for a
              celebration of their marriage
              when they return as
              husband and wife
              Saturday, the twenty-second of May,
              two thousand ten,
              at six o'clock

              "Location details"

              six o'clock ~ social hour
              seven o'clock ~ dinner
              eight o'clock ~ dance

              http://bestdestinati....invites-55639/

              #17 Amymarie

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                Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:29 PM

                Quote:
                Originally Posted by KRama
                I'm having mine 5 days after we get back! We return on a Sunday and are having our AHR the following Friday. We thought the same thing, we didn't want to lose the wedding momentum! We're just having carribean themed appetizers instead of a full dinner to make it more casual, and having a DJ and open bar.

                Ours in is May and around here that could mean 20 degrees or a blizzard.
                Bahaha, I am so stressed about Alberta weather. I have planned my AHR for June 5th in my parents backyard by the pool. I will of course rent patio heaters and have blankets placed on every second chair (for the girls) with our wedding monogram embroidered on them. Is your reception outside as well? I am doing something similar to you, having hot and cold appetizers catered, hired a bar tender but keeping it more casual. I am starting the reception at 6pm, but i am wondering if this will be a little too late. However in order to show the slide show it needs to be darker and in Edmonton the sun takes forever to go down in the summer months.

                Hoping for good weather for us AB girls,

                Amy :)

                #18 ronsoliman

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                  Posted 06 March 2010 - 12:33 PM

                  "ongoing slide show of the holiday, pictures in front of a mexican backdrop, sombreros and sunglasses."

                  This is a great idea! We do this all the time in ur weddings and it's a BIG HIT!

                  #19 josietoms

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                    Posted 13 March 2010 - 04:36 PM

                    We are having ours 6 days after we return on 5th Feb in England - so it will be damn cold / prob snowing!!! But I have worded the invites just as astreit has. We are not having the formal sit down meal just more of a party which i think the guest are aware of as our STD are in the style of a postcard from Mexico. I think women will generally wear a party dress anyway whether its winter or summer. I will decorate the venue with shells, photos from the day etc and hope it creates the beach feeling. Think my feet will be cold in my sandals tho!
                    Josie x




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