We are getting married in July and then having our AHR 2 wks later. I called my photographer and was told that before we go home (we will be there for 10 days) he will get us the pictures on a CD but that they may not include the touch ups/digital recreations. I would recommend that if you want pics to share at the AHR then just email or call the photographer and ask. Even if they can't get all of them to you before your AHR they should be able to email some of them. It doesn't hurt to ask and since they should be taken on a digital camera anyway it shouldn't be a big deal to do. I agree that having everything back to back is stressful. We will have our AHR a week after we come home. I have opted to just let my mother plan the whole thing. I've made a few small demands (must have a keg!) and of course will be helping but I won't be running the show. I have stressed over planning a DW for us and my very small guest list, I just want to relax for the rest of it!
How long after the DW should the AHR be?
Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:14 PM
I wouldn't be able to wait very long! 2 weeks seems perfect. I would want to keep celebrating!
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Posted 18 March 2011 - 03:20 AM
As we are getting married March 6th, we decided to wait until August to have our AHR - this way it will be easier to budget and it will be summer too, - we plan to have BBQ style AHR!!!)) So it all depends on what feel good to you, I don't think there are any rules
Posted 31 March 2011 - 11:42 AM
I have a question about the AHR.... we have family all across the country and I know that not everyone will be making the wedding ceremony. And I can't decide where to have the wedding reception. We live in CA, have family here, AZ and NJ. I feel like whichever place we choose that people still won't want to travel that far for it. Any suggestions? Also, anyone know a good place in any of those cities to have to AHR....
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Posted 31 March 2011 - 01:00 PM
I'm having my AHR 2 weeks after the DW, 1 week after FI and I get back. Most of my family and friends are in CA, most of his are up and down the east coast....initially we were going to have 1 AHR which my parents are hosting, but my FI's family (most of whom could not afford to come to Mexico) said they would have difficulty coming to CA for it (due to cost and travel time)...so my FMIL is going to have a small reception in MD. Probably not as full-on as my parents are doing, just a small gathering at a restaurant or small venue. Since FMIL pulled that on me after i sent out invitations, that AHR is going to be a little later in the year (maybe August). At least I'll get to wear my dress 3 times!
Posted 01 April 2011 - 09:54 AM
A week sounds quite rushed. Do you even get off of jet lag before that? Well, I guess a lot of destinations you may not have to deal with that. We're having 3 AHR's, one in my hometown, one in his and one where we both live right now. One is a week after, one is 2 months and the other 3 months. I don't see much of a rush for it though. Do people see it as a part of the wedding?
Posted 11 July 2011 - 07:11 AM
We are getting married January 18, 2012 but waiting until June 9, 2012 to have our at home reception. I'd like to have it a little sooner but we live in Wisconsin and it's very cold and miserable here in the winter so I want to wait for it to be nice out. I hope people don't think that is too long to wait! It'll give us more time to plan and budget and the family that is traveling to Jamaica for our destination wedding will be able to attend our summer party too.
Posted 11 July 2011 - 08:53 AM
We got married June 25, 2011 and will have our AHR August 27, 2011. I think I always sort of wanted it well much later b/c I didn't want the pressure of planning two events so close together. My mom kinda chose the date, as she was sort of in charge of it. I wanted it to be really low key, a backyard BBQ, but with the amount of people we have to invite, the fire marshall would be shutting us down. Also, as others have said, the professional photos and video should be back by then ::fingers crossed:: I have the AHR setup as a sort of "viewing party".
Posted 14 July 2011 - 10:42 AM
I agree with AfricanVenus. Mine are days apart and its crazy! I thought it would be easier for the guests to go from one to the next but now guests from the wedding can't come to the AHR. Doh! I say a few months is good.
Posted 16 July 2011 - 03:54 PM
We got married June 24, 2011 and our AHR is September 24, 2011. We are paying for everything ourselves so this gives us time to budget some $$ for our reception. Also, we won't receive our pro pics until August so- I definitely wanted to have those back for the reception!
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