Should you have an AHR - my thoughts
Posted 24 August 2009 - 03:29 PM
I am glad we had it... for everyone else. But our wedding was in Mexico and was fabulous! Nothing can touch that.
PS... it is easy to get caught up and it ends up being a full blown reception. Save your money, keep it simple. Same effect.
And I recommend wearing your dress again!
Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:06 PM
Posted 03 September 2009 - 08:57 PM
Posted 04 September 2009 - 11:36 PM
Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:38 AM
| Originally Posted by SillyGirl |
Thank you, Fi and I have been considering it, but were not showy ppl. I think were starting to lean toward not having one.
Posted 05 September 2009 - 12:27 PM
We are getting married on my FI Godparents wedding anniversary Feb. 2 they will have been married 50 years the day we get married. they are not able to make it to our wedding due to their age. We have planned to do a pool party here at the house and have it beachy when we return. We are thinking about 4 months later.
Posted 05 September 2009 - 09:02 PM
Yaaah, my dream comes true. But who's the most disapointed?! My mom. as I'm an older child, she feels she'll never get to show me off in the dress and all. So now we have planned a supper cheap reception at the legion, just so the family and friends who couldn't make will still feel included, and still see me in my dress. To sum it up, It's more for family then for the two of us, i just wanted my beach ceremony and a vacation in a tropical place!
Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:03 PM
Also for those who wore their dress again--did you wear it the dress the entire time or for just part of the party?
Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:28 PM
An AHR is almost, if not, entirely for others. We are having our AHR in a couple weeks. Nothing will even come close to DW and I don't even want to try and make an AHR even close.
We did not even invite friends to our DW. We found out in the beginning that my BF and DH's BF wouldn't be able to come. Also we knew many of our friends simply couldnt afford to make it. We didn't like the idea of only having a few of our friends make it, and not even our best and closest friends, so we decided to just do a private family ceremony. We didn't have an engagement party, so our AHR is something for our friends to feel included really.
I'm not wearing my dress again, not to mention I trashed it and my train is ripped, I accidentally ripped out my bustle while dancing, etc. We're doing a big taco bar, nacho bar, some kegs, cupcake towers, a band, we'll show pics, but we're also doing it over our local university football game and we're using a projector and playing the game outside. So its a get together w/ family and friends to eat, share pics and stories, drink and root on our beloved Griz!
We have everything ordered, we're spending $600 for 100 of us, so we didn't break the bank. Its very laid back not give me gifts, etc.
I don't have a problem doing our AHR, cause I knew from the beginning this is going to be for our friends because we chose to do a wedding that they couldn't be a part of.
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