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#1 Evgal

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    Posted 11 April 2011 - 10:42 AM

     I need help with my AHR invitations!  Here's the jist... we'll be married in DR in August (only a few were invited) and then we will have our AHR a few days later in our hometown.  The AHR will be held at a lounge where we will have food, drinks, dancing, and casino games (fake kind but with professional dealers).  The AHR will be more party-like but still somewhat formal. I'm having trouble due to the timing (we will be married but not at the time of the invites - sort of thing) and I want to capture the mood of the party without having to spell it out.  How should I word my invites? 

    #2 deannamarie85

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      Posted 11 April 2011 - 11:52 AM

      hmm.that's a tough one. not sure where to go with this one but i am positive that the more creative girls will be able to help you out with that! good luck!

      #3 Cabs

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        Posted 11 April 2011 - 04:05 PM

        Hi Evgal!


        We are having our AHR only 1 week after we get back so we were in the same boat, we had to send out our invitations before we were married. It was really tough thinking of appropriate wording, but in the end we went with this:


        Abby and Simon are getting married!

        Please join them at their wedding reception

        At Venue

        On this date and at this time


        Then I gave our website info.


        Our AHR is going to be pretty formal though.

        #4 Evgal

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          Posted 12 April 2011 - 04:42 PM

          Pretty straight forward.  Any other options?  Would anybody consider adding something like "Join us for food, drinks, and casino-entertainment"?  I'm really not the creative kind so maybe I should stick with saying less.  

          #5 jszy10

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            Posted 13 April 2011 - 06:59 AM

            I used..


            As we return,

            from our fun in the sun,

            and have promised forever,

            to be united as one


            Please join us

            to celebrate

            our marriage



            Hope this helps!

            #6 missmeliss

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              Posted 18 April 2011 - 07:47 PM

              I like that one! @jszy10

              November 26th 2011 - Gran Bahai Principe Jamacia
              Booked: 31 Adults + 5 children + Bride and Groom!!!

              #7 amurray86

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                Posted 01 August 2011 - 11:02 AM

                Most wording I have has been a little cheesy.  However I love this. May have to borrow :)


                Originally Posted by jszy10 

                I used..


                As we return,

                from our fun in the sun,

                and have promised forever,

                to be united as one


                Please join us

                to celebrate

                our marriage



                Hope this helps!


                #8 goodtoglow

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                  Posted 05 August 2011 - 05:12 PM

                  I have written:

                  Stephanie & Colin

                  will be married November 1, 2011 in St Thomas USVI


                  Please join us for a celebration upon our return


                  Date & Time


                  #9 meBonidie2be

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                    Posted 10 August 2011 - 12:34 PM

                    I did post card style invites (postcards.com) for AHR to go with the theme of DW. AHR will b three days after we get back so i had to send invites out before hand.

                    FRONT: Casey and Brian

                    Join the celebration

                    November 19,2011


                    "Upon return from a caribbean ceremony the newlyweds would cherish a night of celebration with their family members and closest friends"


                    "The reception will commence Saturday the Nineteenth of November at six o'clock"


                    Then where you would normally put the address of the person u r sending post card to I listed the Venue name and address.


                    I added RSVP info, "adults only please" as well as "semi to formal attire" 


                    I posted this because I had a really hard time coming up with mine and i hope this post helps a noob.


                    I will post a pic soon, they should be coming in the mail this week.


                    BTW I ordered personalized stamps that say Jamaica and the day we will be married.


                    I also ordered sand colored envelopes (envelopemall.com) that came in today and i LOOOOVE them


                    Happy planning!

                    #10 Evgal

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                      Posted 11 August 2011 - 01:26 AM

                      Thanks for all the great suggestions. We decided to go with Cabs suggestion. Thanks Cabs! It was simple and to the point. We felt that the responses were positive and that we avoided a lot of confusion this way.

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