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did you make an entrance for your AHR?

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#31 Outdoor_girl1010

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    Posted 24 November 2009 - 02:39 PM

    I am in the middle of mine being formal and informal. The FIL are hosting it! It will be held in a huge backyard with a pool that has a water fall. We will be in our wedding attire, but were having BBQ to eat (I mean we are from TEXAS LOL). There will be cake cutting, first dance, Father daughter, mother son. So with that all being said I am about 95% sure that we will have an entrance. What I am not understanding is people are not late to a reception that happens right after a wedding even if you have to move places, so why do they think it is okay to be late to this type of resception?
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    #32 SheriB

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      Posted 26 November 2009 - 02:31 AM

      We are trying to keep our AHR from getting too formal but it is a bit of a struggle sometimes! TeNeil - I love your idea of calling it a celebration rather than reception. We are thinking of a very similar style as yours. We want to greet people at the door so we get a chance to say hello to everyone and thank them for coming (we are trying not to refer to it as a receiving line but really.... lol!). We want people to mingle for an hour or so with drinks and hors d'oeurves then we will sit down for a brief program - some short toasts, our thank yous to everyone and then the wedding video. Then let the dancing begin! Cake cutting and late lunch at some point.

      TeNeil - you said you aren't doing dinner so what time are you starting? I want to make it clear that there isn't dinner so people don't arrive starving and gobble up too many appies! I will put cocktails and hors d'oeurves on the invitation and am thinking of starting around 7.

      #33 MsAmErika

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        Posted 01 December 2009 - 12:37 PM

        Im having a formal wedding reception, we will be introduced along with the wedding party minus the kids, its an adult affair lol. Bouquet toss, garter toss, first dance, the whole nine.

        #34 katnip

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          Posted 06 December 2009 - 06:08 PM

          We are planning on doing a "recieving line" during the cocktail hour and then be introduced by the DJ along with our wedding party..I too I am thinking about the ackward walk to the headtable...lol. We are all wearing our wedding attire again, might as well get the use out of it. We're going to do most of the traditional stuff speeches, dances etc and show the video/pictures from the DW. I think we'll have the pictures play throughout the evening somewhere out of the way but where everyone can see. I like the idea about playing the video before our entrance we were planning to play it during desert...something to think about.

          #35 ~Katie~

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            Posted 05 January 2010 - 09:31 AM

            we are going to mingle with guests whilst having welcome drinks and photos, and then everyone will go inside for the sit down meal, which is when we will make our 'entrance' and be announced formally :)

            we will be in our wedding attire again as well and so will the BMs, best man etc etc. we wanted to make it so for everyone else, it was as if they'd just missed the ceremony part.

            #36 bridej9

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              Posted 05 January 2010 - 11:41 AM

              We are just going to mingle as well. We have a start time for the reception and a start time for dinner.

              #37 ~*Lisa*~

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                Posted 02 February 2010 - 11:07 AM

                Thanks so much for this thread! I'm on the fence about the whole thing. I really don't want to do any of the traditional stuff because that was the point of the whole thing. Our AHR is 6 weeks away. We're starting at 7, going to have a DJ and food out all night - no dinner though. DH seems to want to do an entrance, but I honestly couldn't care to do it. I guess we'll see what happens in the end. I usually get my way anyway! lol

                #38 FutureMrsYak

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                  Posted 07 February 2010 - 03:44 PM

                  I was thinking of having the DJ annouce us just by saying "Let's welcome home the new Mr. and Mrs..." and have a fun song playing. The the FI and I going right to the dance floor, doing our first dance...going right into my father and mine and his mother and his dance....then just hanging out after that. We will be doing a sit down dinner and favors, but we are having it at an American Legion Hall...so it's only about $10 a person, and open bar isn't crazy pricing either.

                  I'm undecided on doing a seating chart and all...I really don't want to give it the wedding feel...my FMIL was saying a seating chart is a must because people need order they need to walk in and know where they are sitting, when they start trying to figure out who they want to sit with and all it would be a mess...are you guys doing a seating chart?

                  #39 ~*Lisa*~

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                    Posted 08 February 2010 - 01:29 PM

                    No seating chart for me - that's too formal. I just want one big party. Everyone will find seats, I wouldn't worry about it!

                    #40 FutureMrsYak

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                      Posted 08 February 2010 - 04:23 PM

                      That's true Lisa...are you doing favors for your guests at the AHR?

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