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#31 BethAnne

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    Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:09 AM

    I am =)

    Destination Wedding  Dreams Riviera Cancun in January 2011, and 1 week after we get back we'll have a reception here with family, approx 180-200 guests. So i've got both on my mind right now!! =)



    #32 jszy10

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      Posted 23 October 2010 - 04:08 AM

      Same!!!  I'm getting the best of both worlds.  Neither me or my FI could imagine getting married anywhere but where we are, but we also want to celebrate with everyone.  My reception will be as if we just left the wedding.  The guests are going to see video/pictures from the wedding ceremony and then we are coming in and being introduced.  We are having butlered hors'dourves followed by a sit-down appetizer, salad and entree!

       

      Originally Posted by BethAnne 

      I am =)

      Destination Wedding  Dreams Riviera Cancun in January 2011, and 1 week after we get back we'll have a reception here with family, approx 180-200 guests. So i've got both on my mind right now!! =)





      #33 mistibuard

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        Posted 23 October 2010 - 10:56 AM

        Wow jszy! Your AHR sounds very similar to mine. Our reception will be seven weeks after we return. And just like you, we'll have a slide show of the wedding, the event staff will be serving hors d'ourves as guest arrive, they will introduce us and we will come from the bridal room.

         

        I haven't picked my menu yet, but it'll probably be salad, two different types of pasta, grilled chicken and veggies and I'm not sure what else. I can't wait! You said it best, we get the best of both worlds!
         

        Originally Posted by jszy10 

        Same!!!  I'm getting the best of both worlds.  Neither me or my FI could imagine getting married anywhere but where we are, but we also want to celebrate with everyone.  My reception will be as if we just left the wedding.  The guests are going to see video/pictures from the wedding ceremony and then we are coming in and being introduced.  We are having butlered hors'dourves followed by a sit-down appetizer, salad and entree!

         


         



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        #34 mistibuard

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          Posted 25 October 2010 - 12:36 PM

          Hi ladies! I'm getting really excited about my AHR--even though it's not until April! I've decided to get a photo booth and was able to negotiate a really good price! (The guy is giving it to me for $600.) I sent the email below to five different vendors and I'm so glad that I was able to get one for less than the going rate ($875-$1200).

           

          This is the email that I sent:

           

          Hi Colby,

          I am having a destination wedding in Turks & Caicos, and a few weeks later we're having a reception in Dallas on April 30, 2011. I am very interested in renting a photo booth for our four hour event.  Unfortunately, my budget is extremely tight and I was hoping that maybe you're currently offering some type of special.

          I'd also like to mention that having your photo booth at our reception will be a great marketing tool considering there will be exactly four other couples at the reception who will be marrying in 2011 as well. I will be extremely willing to recommend your service.

          I look forward to hearing from you.

          Thank you,

          Misti Buard


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          #35 jszy10

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            Posted 25 October 2010 - 03:43 PM

            Very nice!

             

            Our reception is actually 1 week after we get back from Mexico -- yes, I might be crazy haha.  I'm really looking forward having a full reception with ALL of my friends and family!!   I honestly did think at first from time to time how much cheaper it would have been to just have something informal, but them I remind myself that this is my ONLY wedding celebration, so I want to make it everything I have ever hoped for!



            #36 mistibuard

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              Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:32 AM

              I agree wholeheartedly!
               

              Originally Posted by jszy10 

              Very nice!

               

              Our reception is actually 1 week after we get back from Mexico -- yes, I might be crazy haha.  I'm really looking forward having a full reception with ALL of my friends and family!!   I honestly did think at first from time to time how much cheaper it would have been to just have something informal, but them I remind myself that this is my ONLY wedding celebration, so I want to make it everything I have ever hoped for!




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              #37 Amiep603

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                Posted 31 October 2010 - 07:51 AM

                we are having a laid back bbq reception 4 months after our mexico wedding.  150 or so guests fun outdoors! perfect for us!!



                #38 jennaba3

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                  Posted 02 October 2011 - 07:05 AM

                  Hi Ladies, I know its been a while since anyone posted on this thread.. But im having a formal AHR.. Sit down meal for ppl that came to the DW and family that could not make it.. And then a night reception with buffet for everyone else.. Sometimes I think about it and think im going OOT but then i think im only doing this once!! Does anyone who had a formal AHR have any pictures they could post please? Just to set my mind at ease that im not going totally over the top! thanks xxx



                  #39 meBonidie2be

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                    Posted 09 October 2011 - 03:29 PM



                    Originally Posted by jennaba3 

                    Hi Ladies, I know its been a while since anyone posted on this thread.. But im having a formal AHR.. Sit down meal for ppl that came to the DW and family that could not make it.. And then a night reception with buffet for everyone else.. Sometimes I think about it and think im going OOT but then i think im only doing this once!! Does anyone who had a formal AHR have any pictures they could post please? Just to set my mind at ease that im not going totally over the top! thanks xxx


                     

                    I don't have pics yet or anything . we are getting married next month. Just thought i would let you know i kinda feel the same way but am really happy with the choices we have made so far. here is kinda what we are doing....

                     We are taking 10 ppl with us to Jamaica. All those ppl we invited by word of mouth right after the engagement. We had everything booked within a week. I am doing OOT bags per cpl.

                     

                     Three days after we get back we will be having a formal AHR with almost 200 ppl. We hired a photographer for jamaica and home. We ar spending so much money for the AHR but i really think it will be worth it. All the ppl that cant come will still feel like they got to come to our wedding. I dont want to leave ppl out beacuse they were not invvited to the DW even if they did have the money to go. We have a different suit and dress for AHR. Buffet style dinner for everyone. All the DW guests will be at AHR. The linens alone are over 1,500. I didnt want to do it half assed but i am still trying to do alot of things myself and limit how much i spend. It is hard tho. There will be a full bar open the whole time.

                     

                    If you have any questions or want any other advice please feel free to ask. I know sometimes we all just want some reassurance! 


                     

                     



                    #40 jennaba3

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                      Posted 10 October 2011 - 01:42 AM


                       

                      Ahh thank you! Yes you are right.. Sometimes its just nice to have reassurance.. I was in a panic about it thinking it was too much but then I thought about our grandparents and uncles and aunts that couldnt make it.. I want to have family photographs with them and celebrate with them so I am going all out on the AHR and really having another wedding at home without the ceremony!!

                       

                      Hope everything goes great for your wedding! Not long now!! Are you all organised and ready to go? xxxx

                      Originally Posted by meBonidie2be 

                       

                      I don't have pics yet or anything . we are getting married next month. Just thought i would let you know i kinda feel the same way but am really happy with the choices we have made so far. here is kinda what we are doing....

                       We are taking 10 ppl with us to Jamaica. All those ppl we invited by word of mouth right after the engagement. We had everything booked within a week. I am doing OOT bags per cpl.

                       

                       Three days after we get back we will be having a formal AHR with almost 200 ppl. We hired a photographer for jamaica and home. We ar spending so much money for the AHR but i really think it will be worth it. All the ppl that cant come will still feel like they got to come to our wedding. I dont want to leave ppl out beacuse they were not invvited to the DW even if they did have the money to go. We have a different suit and dress for AHR. Buffet style dinner for everyone. All the DW guests will be at AHR. The linens alone are over 1,500. I didnt want to do it half assed but i am still trying to do alot of things myself and limit how much i spend. It is hard tho. There will be a full bar open the whole time.

                       

                      If you have any questions or want any other advice please feel free to ask. I know sometimes we all just want some reassurance! 

                       

                       



                       






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