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#21 ~Angela~

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    Posted 03 October 2009 - 05:42 PM

    Our wedding is July 30, 2010 at Dreams Cabo ...then we're having an AHR 3 weeks after we get home in Cambridge, Ontario at The Pines (THE Pines). I have done very little planning so far, but want to attempt some DIY projects and get going on things soon.

    #22 DawnBuckley

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      Posted 03 October 2009 - 06:31 PM

      Hi Girls!
      Our wedding is in Punta Cana at the Grand Palladium April 12, 2010 and then we are having an at home reception in Ottawa (actually under a big tent in our yard in Bourget, Ontario) in June. Lots to plan but I have great ideas to share. What is everyone else doing?

      #23 Tam

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        Posted 03 October 2009 - 07:53 PM

        We are getting married in Jan and need to do an AHR, but still haven't decided when...
        I would like it to be in the summer, however I am being told not to have it so late after the wedding... so maybe late April?? not sure.
        Are you guys having it at some kind of venue or at your house?
        We were thinking of having at our house to keep costs down and just have it catered and hire a bartender.... get our booze from the liquor store etc.

        #24 BahiaBride16

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          Posted 03 October 2009 - 11:40 PM

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          Wow Nicole you're just a few weeks away! Congrats! I'm sure your wedding and AHR are going to be amazing=)
          Yay! Thanks Lara :-) We leave next Saturday!!!

          #25 *New* Mrs. G

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            Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:00 AM

            I'm on the fence on AHR; I have to discuss with FI. He might do it if we specify 'no gifts'.

            #26 TeNeil

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              Posted 27 October 2009 - 12:44 AM

              Our AHR is two weeks after our wedding. We are having it at a hall, but no dinner.......just cocktails, dance and midnight lunch.

              Michaels has a weekly coupon in their flyer for 40% off any regular priced item. I have been purchasing one thing per week.....haha! Slow process, but I have the time and it will definitely help to save money!

              #27 Krista_H

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                Posted 27 October 2009 - 01:19 PM

                We are also doing the cocktails, dance and late buffet. Just one big party.

                TeNeil - photocopy your coupon. A friend of mine works there and you can use as many as you want - 1 per purchase though. Also look on the web because they accept all coupons US or Canada. I just printed one off for 45% off. The extra 5% helps!!

                #28 punkie569

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                  Posted 30 October 2009 - 03:16 PM

                  I'm a West Coaster as well planning an AHR. Well first I'm trying to plan the wedding...LOL...I keep thinking that once I'm done planning the wedding that's it but nope then I have to start working on the AHR. Our wedding is November 2010 and since that means Christmas is right around the corner we are waiting until January to have ours. We are just doing an appetizer buffet kind of party at my favourite restaurant, where I used to work as well(so hoping for a small deal). I didn't want anything formal so this way we still get a party but it won't cost us an arm and a leg. I swear ever since I started planning this wedding Michaels and dollar stores have become my 2nd home. I'm finding Dollarama has some pretty decent things for a dollar store.
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                  #29 sasse75

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                    Posted 03 November 2009 - 10:55 PM

                    Quote:
                    Originally Posted by ~Angela~
                    Our wedding is July 30, 2010 at Dreams Cabo ...then we're having an AHR 3 weeks after we get home in Cambridge, Ontario at The Pines (THE Pines). I have done very little planning so far, but want to attempt some DIY projects and get going on things soon.
                    The Pines looks beautiful....I saw it on Rich Bride Poor Bride....great choice! We live in Hamilton and doing ours at the Yacht Club overlooking the water about 2 weeks after we get back. Having it on a Friday night - apps, food stations (pasta, carved beef, mashed potato martinis, seafood, chocolate fountain). We aren't doing a cake but instead having boxed cupcakes that will serve in place of it and act as a favor. I even picked up some left over candy from Hallowe'en and going to have it on some high top tables in large glass bowls.

                    #30 jh17

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                      Posted 06 November 2009 - 07:26 PM

                      We got married last month and are planning our AHR reception for April. It will be held in NS as my fi's (I guess he is my husband now!) family is there and most of my friends but we live in Alberta now. We are having appetizers, etc. and a dance at a local legion hall. I haven't really started planning yet do i need to get organzied!! I have a few friends who will handle all the decoratation. Is everyone planning to wear their wedding dresses?




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