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#1 Lara

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    Posted 31 August 2009 - 07:09 PM

    I'm from the west coast, doing our DW in Jamaica in May 2010 and our AHR on June 18, 2010. Our AHR is at the Heritage Hall in Vancouver. Just wondering if there are any other Canadian brides out there preparing for an AHR?

    We've got the actual DW planning all pretty much done (we're booked, ceremony details confirmed, dress bought, rings on hold, etc) so now I've got the next 8 months to focus on the AHR! My plan is to DIY as much as possible, in order to keep the cost down but a lot of the stuff I've come across on the net are hard to come by in Canada (or materials just cost an arm and a leg to ship here!) Anyone have any good suggestions??

    #2 MilitaryMrs.s-to be

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      Posted 06 September 2009 - 02:02 PM

      I'm on the East coast, Were having ours when we get back in April, I've been picking up alot of stuff at Michael's...It costs to much to ship it here!! Its insane! :S

      #3 kpuckrin

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        Posted 06 September 2009 - 02:29 PM

        I'm on the East Coast as well. We're getting married in Jan and not quite sure yet when we'll be able to have out AHR- likely in the fall. Our AHR will be somewhere in Ontario where my family is from. I'll be DIYing as much as I can as well. I have found Michaels to be quite good also.

        #4 Lara

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          Posted 06 September 2009 - 03:21 PM

          Yeah, I was just saying on another thread that I have got to get my butt over to Michaels pronto! Everyone on here swears by it! I haven't been there in a while...

          #5 Stamperamma

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            Posted 06 September 2009 - 04:01 PM

            I am from Ottawa, we are having an AHR. It is an evening cocktail party. We are having it in April even though we are getting married in November. I get all my supplies from Michaels and the dollar store. I spend alot of time searching the web. I have found that Martha Stewart has lots of informative information. Good luck and happy planning.

            Dea

            #6 MilitaryMrs.s-to be

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              Posted 06 September 2009 - 06:43 PM

              Quote:
              Originally Posted by kpuckrin
              I'm on the East Coast as well. We're getting married in Jan and not quite sure yet when we'll be able to have out AHR- likely in the fall. Our AHR will be somewhere in Ontario where my family is from. I'll be DIYing as much as I can as well. I have found Michaels to be quite good also.
              I see your from Halifax!! I live about 40 mins outside Hali!!!

              #7 Sita&Nate

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                Posted 06 September 2009 - 09:03 PM

                Lara,

                I'm so jealous!! I can't believe you have everything mostly planned for your late May wedding!! I am getting married the first week of May, and FI and I are still working on the invitations and just booked the resort like 2 weeks ago!! I love the heritage hall, great choice. For myself, I envision an outdoor picnic-y barbecue kind of event... when are you having your AHR? I think mine will be in August, so around 3 months after...

                #8 kpuckrin

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                  Posted 06 September 2009 - 10:14 PM

                  Quote:
                  Originally Posted by MilitaryMrs.s-to be
                  I see your from Halifax!! I live about 40 mins outside Hali!!!
                  I am indeed in Halifax- whereabouts are you? I just moved here in Jan from Ottawa actually (I'm a Military bride to be as well). :)

                  #9 MilitaryMrs.s-to be

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                    Posted 07 September 2009 - 01:39 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by kpuckrin
                    I am indeed in Halifax- whereabouts are you? I just moved here in Jan from Ottawa actually (I'm a Military bride to be as well). :)
                    I'm out past Cole Harbour. So I'm guessing Mr. got posted to Halifax?? Mine is in Borden til the end of November. He gets his next posting in octoberish :)

                    #10 Lara

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                      Posted 09 September 2009 - 09:18 PM

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                      Originally Posted by Sita&Nate
                      Lara,

                      I'm so jealous!! I can't believe you have everything mostly planned for your late May wedding!! I am getting married the first week of May, and FI and I are still working on the invitations and just booked the resort like 2 weeks ago!! I love the heritage hall, great choice. For myself, I envision an outdoor picnic-y barbecue kind of event... when are you having your AHR? I think mine will be in August, so around 3 months after...
                      Aww, no worries, you'll have everything all done very soon I'm sure! This forum has really been a lifesaver for me. Reading people's planning threads and AHR threads has been a huge source of inspiration! The great thing about a destination wedding is that it can take a year to plan or a month to plan, just depends on your personal preferences!

                      Our AHR is actually 3 weeks after we get home - in June! I wanted to get it done right away, because I suspect after the trip I'll really be eager to have another huge party haha! Also, there are a lot of other people in my life that are getting married in the summer, so I had to book it as soon as possible so as not to lose out on a date=)

                      An outdoor picnic-y kind of event sounds fantastic! Where are you planning to do that? We sure are lucky, living in Vancouver, hey? There are so many beautiful spots to choose from!




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