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How long after the DW should the AHR be?

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I think there have been similar posts on this before.

 

I am getting married on 24th Jan and return to London on 29th Jan - we are having our AHR exactly a week later on 5th Feb.  However this is personal preference; but I wanted to keep the wedding theme running and have it as close to our wedding as possible. 

 

Personally I think anymore than 6 weeks after you return is too long - but of course theres no rule - your wedding, your party - you can do whatever you like for once in your life :-)) x

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not sure if there is necessarily a "rule" about this, we are having ours exactly 2 weeks after our AHR, I would of had it a week after but I wanted to give myself enough time to get photos developed and get my dress cleaned.

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I personally feel that the day is about you and your new husband to pick the day. Because our wedding is 11-11-11 and the following weeks are the holidays, we decided to wait a full 3 months to the day of our wedding and have the ATH on Feb 11th.  What better way to celebrate LOVE than at a reception. Plus it gives me 3 months to prepare weddings pics for the slideshow :)

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I think you can have it as quickly (or slowly) after your DW as you want! You might want to do it quickly if you don't want to drag out the "I'm getting married" for months and have your family and friends get sick of you :) 

 

I am getting married in Cancun 2/19/11 and having the AHR 3 weeks after.  We wanted it even sooner, but realized we would need time to harass people for rsvps, do the seating chart etc and didn't want to feel stressed.

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We're getting married in January, I wanted to wait until summertime though- so we can have more of a BBQ type party. It's kind of a long time to wait, but I don't want a formal sit down reception, and that way people can work it into their holidays.  I was thinking maybe the weekend by Canada Day.


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Next year I am getting married Saturday Nov 5th, returning from Mexico on Thursday Nov 10th, and having our At Home Party Friday Nov 18th.  We are having a party not a reception, so an exact guest count and seating charts will not be an issue for us - so we will give final numbers with a buffer before we leave for the wedding.  I wanted to have our AHP prior to the Thanksgiving to Christmas stretch as it is just so hard to get people together during that time.  And I didn't want to push the party out past the New Year because I wanted to celebrate our wedding while we are still newly weds.  So I will be a busy bee for a while, but then get to relax for the holidays.

 

We are taking our photogrpaher with us to Mexico, and I made sure he knew we wanted back at least some pictures in time for a slide show at the AHP.  I don't think we will have a problem with that as he had a DVD with our engagement pictures ready in a little over 24 hours!

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We're getting married at home November 12 and having a reception.  We're travelling to Mexico the following week and getting married in Playa del Carmen on November 22.

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We are getting married feb 26, 2011 and our AHR is may 29, 2011 over memorial day weekend.  My entire family lives in another state and it worked out well with the holiday weekend.  I know it's almost 3 months, but it works for us!

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