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#1 Poisonivyjc

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    Posted 10 March 2012 - 01:31 PM

    Hi. I am wondering something. We are from Canada and we are going to have our wedding in Mexico. I think we should have a reception at home for people who can't come. He thinks too bad for them if they can't. So........who's right? Hahaha. Seriously, I get what he's is saying. More cost and it's like we are having two weddings but is it rude not to have a reception at home? Thanks!

    #2 LCBride2007


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      Posted 10 March 2012 - 07:14 PM

      I didn't do one, I just didn't want to deal with it - it defeated the purpose of getting married away for me.  There are lots of conversations about this in the AHR (At Home Reception) sub-forum ... here it is ... 



      #3 Poisonivyjc

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        Posted 10 March 2012 - 09:01 PM

        Thanks AnnR.  Igot great advice off that and made my decision to scrap it.  Just feel better reading about other brides opinions.  Cheers!

        #4 Kristy28

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          Posted 11 March 2012 - 03:06 PM

          We also decided not to do it as the main reason that we were having a destination wedding was to save money. We did however do an engagment party and invited all of our friends and family so those who could not make it got a chance to celebrate with us.

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          #5 gonzaloNunez

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            Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:49 AM

            I can just speak for my experience.  Brides that have a destination wedding, may be the 70% of them,  have a little reception for friends that couldn't make it.
            may be nothing big, a dinner, little party, where they show the experience they lived back in Mexico. Usually this dinner is one to two months after the destination wedding.


            good luck!!


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            #6 TATrisha


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            Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:54 AM

            I didn't have one after my wedding.  If a friend has gotten married here in Wisconsin, she doesn't throw a second smaller wedding for all of those who can't make it, so I didn't feel like I should either.


            I had my wedding, I paid for an amazing reception.  If they couldn't make it, that's really sad, but they understood.


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            #7 principessa

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              Posted 14 March 2012 - 06:39 AM

              We are not going to do one, but we are going to have a more casual get together afterwards with everyone who couldn't make it.

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