Should you have an AHR - my thoughts
Posted 08 September 2009 - 09:53 PM
My family appreciates the fact we are throwing a reception because they truely didn't want to miss seeing me in my dress and getting together with all the families.
I think it'll be fun, We are having the hot cold buffet (more cold since it'll be July) lots of dancing, pay bar (beer is 3.25$ mix drink is 4$) Gift wis: whatever we get or don't get we will be happy, our dream was to have a DW, after that I could care less!
Posted 09 September 2009 - 11:59 AM
| Originally Posted by wsarah2107 |
With destination weddings being a relatively new and not so common concept, do people seem to understand and get excited about it? I just wouldn't want people talking and saying how many parties are we trying to have, we're just trying to get gifts, whatever. Ya know what I'm trying to say??
Also for those who wore their dress again--did you wear it the dress the entire time or for just part of the party?
Oh, and I wore my dress the whole night - my attitude was why not?! Like I said before, it made my guests feel more like they were at a wedding, which was their expectation. But I know a lot of girls incorporate different themes and activities in their AHR where not wearing your dress makes more sense - it just depends on what you want to do. No matter what the theme, though, I think guests like to see the bride in her dress, even if only for a while.
Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:19 PM
Ummmmm, OK... reception after... note to self! LOL
So now I am pondering this thought but am affraid to bring it up to my fiance, as I know he will not be impressed about the additional cost. Its a hard, HARD decision to make! I would love to celebrate with everyone after! But do I really need the stress? I have just nder a year to decide so I'll keep reading this thread for a while!
Bride and Groom plus 15 guests booked so far!!!!
Posted 10 September 2009 - 07:46 PM
I rented out the leigon for $1 because my dad is a member (anyone can become a member now, even in Ontario for $35) I'm doing hot, cold buffet for 70ppl under 500$ It wont be high top end food, but it'll fill ppl up! I have a friend for a dj but for those who don't, sent up a laptop, or Ipod to speakers that they usualy have there.
Posted 11 September 2009 - 02:12 PM
Posted 11 September 2009 - 05:36 PM
| Originally Posted by shan13 |
We are doing one for our families, mainly because our Mom's are not going to Vegas with us! I think there are lots of creative ways to do an AHR w/o breakiong the bank..since I am not doing a lot for Vegas i.e. centerpieces, I am making the centerpieces myself for the venue..we are using a legion hall(think someone else posted this) and my supv caters weddings so she is doing ours..I am saving for the dj..and I also didn't plan our AHR right away..it is gonna be sometime in Aug or Sept...we are getting married in June..
Posted 12 September 2009 - 12:05 AM
| Originally Posted by candicemarie |
I'm feeling you there! We're kinda counting our engagement party as an AHR-type thing, if that makes sense. Also, I know I would be one of those who would regret an AHR for the money reason. Both of us have quite a few family members coming to the DW, though, (18ppl out of the total 25) so that's prob another reason we're not gonna do one.
Posted 12 September 2009 - 12:31 AM
| Originally Posted by candicemarie |
So we totally planned to not do an AHR, but just decided last nite we're going to have one afterall. I'm hoping for it to be super casual, more like a party than a reception, but we'll see. These things seem to take on a life of their own!
We aren't formal people at all! So this works well for us and our friends and family, and people don't feel like this is a gift grabbing type of party.
Posted 12 September 2009 - 01:01 AM
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