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#4131 murmel

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Posted 03 August 2013 - 06:29 PM

Originally Posted by mstigger 

I totally understand your stress, but since your MIL seems to be taking this on herself and you are just helping her with suggestions....for an invite: to be really informal, etc. I think a really simple invite card would do...or even an evite. As for registering...I think you should register at Home Depot or Lowe's, but like one of the other girls suggested...on the invite, or let your MIL know- no gifts required, just your presence. Then it's really up to the guests to choose. If you have an album from your wedding, that might be really nice to bring to the picnic spot so that others can see! Good luck, and even though it's stressful, enjoy being celebrated!


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#4132 angi111111

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    Posted 04 August 2013 - 09:05 AM

    Hi! We were married 11-11-11 at EDR....Claudia was great to work with! Our wedding day was amazing! AND We were one of 10 weddings that day. No worries ladies, they do a fantastic job to make your day special P.S. Rent the Donkey for your reception or cocktail hour! Our guests loved it & we got some great pictures!! :DPosted Image

    #4133 mstigger

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      Posted 04 August 2013 - 12:45 PM

      Did you guys, or did any of you brides who had AHR, have a guest book or a guest book type thing at the reception?

      We are doing a very informal picnic/BBQ at a park - renting a shelter, etc......just not sure what to do.....besides this.....

      mstigger- I went through this twice my MIL wanted a reception in my husband's home state of NJ and My parents wanted one in MO. I was totally hands off and they kept trying to drag me in... So I feel your pain. And I know with being you MIL it is the tread lightly situation. 

       

      As far as "registering" for Lowes or another hardware store, I had put on our wedding website that we have tons of Honey To Do projects going on and asked for money or Home Depot gift cards if they wanted to get us something. Also you can register on Amazon.com for those things too. 

       

      For invites we took the photos from the actual wedding and made postcard to send people and had them RSVP by email or phone. We also let people know on the post card that it was informal. If you want you can shoot me a PM and I will look for the PDF to show you the post card for our reception. 

       

      Last but not least Good Luck! 



      #4134 AllieH

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      Posted 04 August 2013 - 03:37 PM

      If we were doing an AHR, I'd have some sort of guest book or something - it's part of the wedding/celebration, and you can do one very easily. You can do a shutterfly photo book of pics from the mexico wedding, and have space for folks to sign, or get one of your fave photos from Mexico matted, and have folks sign the mat. 

      Originally Posted by mstigger 

      Did you guys, or did any of you brides who had AHR, have a guest book or a guest book type thing at the reception?

      We are doing a very informal picnic/BBQ at a park - renting a shelter, etc......just not sure what to do.....besides this.....

      mstigger- I went through this twice my MIL wanted a reception in my husband's home state of NJ and My parents wanted one in MO. I was totally hands off and they kept trying to drag me in... So I feel your pain. And I know with being you MIL it is the tread lightly situation. 

       

      As far as "registering" for Lowes or another hardware store, I had put on our wedding website that we have tons of Honey To Do projects going on and asked for money or Home Depot gift cards if they wanted to get us something. Also you can register on Amazon.com for those things too. 

       

      For invites we took the photos from the actual wedding and made postcard to send people and had them RSVP by email or phone. We also let people know on the post card that it was informal. If you want you can shoot me a PM and I will look for the PDF to show you the post card for our reception. 

       

      Last but not least Good Luck! 

       


       

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      #4135 LKocelko

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        Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:57 AM

        We actually just had our AHR on Satruday. I will say, it was more work/stress than our actual wedding! We ended up having almost 100 people there, so it was a lot. We had a casual brunch buffet at this restaurant by us. We had two long "display" tables where we brought all the stuff from our wedding - the sand ceremony frame, some of our programs, menus, placecards, copies of the ceremony script, etc. I also brought/hung my dress for people to see. Ou DW was only our immediate family (20 ppl) and I had everyone telling me how nice it was that we brought all that stuff, b/c it made them feel a part of it. We also played all our pictuers on a slideshow on the TVs around the restaurant, which was nice to be able to do. Though it was a lot of work, I'm really happy we did it. It was nice to celebrate with everyone (even if it did reaffirm my DW decision!) As for a guest book, we wanted something a little different that we would actually use/display. I knew if we did a traditional "guest book" it would just collect dust. We bought this off Etsy, and it is now proudly hanging in our bathroom :) It's nice to look at it and see it everyday.

        #4136 mstigger

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          Posted 05 August 2013 - 06:55 AM

          I didn't see the link.....it didn't show up for some reason or the picture if that's what you posted :(

          Originally Posted by LKocelko 

          We actually just had our AHR on Satruday. I will say, it was more work/stress than our actual wedding! We ended up having almost 100 people there, so it was a lot. We had a casual brunch buffet at this restaurant by us. We had two long "display" tables where we brought all the stuff from our wedding - the sand ceremony frame, some of our programs, menus, placecards, copies of the ceremony script, etc. I also brought/hung my dress for people to see. Ou DW was only our immediate family (20 ppl) and I had everyone telling me how nice it was that we brought all that stuff, b/c it made them feel a part of it. We also played all our pictuers on a slideshow on the TVs around the restaurant, which was nice to be able to do. Though it was a lot of work, I'm really happy we did it. It was nice to celebrate with everyone (even if it did reaffirm my DW decision!) As for a guest book, we wanted something a little different that we would actually use/display. I knew if we did a traditional "guest book" it would just collect dust. We bought this off Etsy, and it is now proudly hanging in our bathroom :) It's nice to look at it and see it everyday.


          #4137 LKocelko

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            Posted 05 August 2013 - 07:11 AM

            Hm I tried posting a picture - it's not working for some reason. I'll try again when I get home, maybe there's something going on since I'm at my work computer. Until then, this is a link to what we bought. https://www.etsy.com...f=fb2_tnx_title

            #4138 mstigger

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              Posted 05 August 2013 - 09:05 AM

              That's really cute!

              Thanks for sharing. We are estimating 100 people or so, so I guess I will figure out what I want that won't be too much of a space hog in our house :)

               

              Originally Posted by LKocelko 

              Hm I tried posting a picture - it's not working for some reason. I'll try again when I get home, maybe there's something going on since I'm at my work computer. Until then, this is a link to what we bought. https://www.etsy.com...f=fb2_tnx_title


              #4139 LKocelko

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                Posted 05 August 2013 - 02:58 PM

                They actually say that it can hold up to 100 or so signatures, since most people sign for two. Etsy has all sorts of cool stuff! I've also seen where people each sign a square of fabric, and then you make it into a quilt. Or I guess you could take a pre-made quilt and have them sign.

                 

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                #4140 mstigger

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                  Posted 05 August 2013 - 04:46 PM

                  My matron of honor actually suggested the quilt which I think is a really cool idea, but I love the trees too!!!

                  Decisions, decisions!!!!

                  Thanks for the pic - I love this idea!!!

                  Originally Posted by LKocelko 

                  They actually say that it can hold up to 100 or so signatures, since most people sign for two. Etsy has all sorts of cool stuff! I've also seen where people each sign a square of fabric, and then you make it into a quilt. Or I guess you could take a pre-made quilt and have them sign.

                   

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