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#591 melnryluvco

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    Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:27 PM

    Originally Posted by melissajreyes 

    Yes I am feeling exactly like you!!! With the added stress of finding a location I can have a Catholic Wedding ceromony. STressful

    I don't know where you're thinking about having your DW services but I know that the NOW/Dreams locations offer these services in their Mexico locations. You have to have a letter from your parish preist in order to prove you've take your required marriage classes. You can contact the DW cooridnators at the resorts and they'll help you. Good Luck!



    #592 melnryluvco

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      Posted 17 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

      Originally Posted by DestinationGirl 

      We are doing our AHR two weeks after we arrive home from the DR. I have to be really good about getting everything organized beforehand, so that when we come back I dont end up having a ton of things to worry about.

      We are doing a full on reception. We found a banquet hall and we are gonna have a sit down dinner, open bar, a dj, the whole deal.

      So basically I am planning two weddings - but I figure this is a once in a lifetime thing - so gotta do it up big!

       

      Wow! That is a LOT of work. Good for you! The FI and I are simple people so I think we're just going to do like a cocktail/heavy hors d'oeuvres reception. We found one of our favorite breweries here in CO that will allow us to have a private room and patio to host everything. They'll even let us use our own iPod on their sound system and bring our own cake. We really just need something that the guests who couldn't make it to our DW can come and celebrate with us. Do you have the place booked and everything? Hopefully everything for your AHR goes smooth as the DW!



      #593 Jenna1511

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        Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:36 PM

        So I know I could put this in the AHR thread but I wanted to see if and when my May 2013 girls were going to do their AHR? If you guys are doing an AHR when are you and what kind of AHR are you going to do? Will it be like a 2nd wedding reception or just a cocktails and apps kinda thing? We have 3 venues in mind for our AHR with 3 total different vibes to them. Let me know....

        We are having our AHR 4 weeks after the DW. We are having an all day open house at our house (we live together already). We want to keep it simple and more like a party. We are having a taco man all day, open bar, music (no dj), cupcakes, signature drink, renting a bunch of cocktail tables and some sit down tables, pictures and video around the party, photo booth. We have a really good outdoor space so most of the party will take place there, plus it's great weather at the end of June in southern California! Hope this helps!

        #594 melnryluvco

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          Posted 17 September 2012 - 08:55 PM

          Originally Posted by Jenna1511 


          We are having our AHR 4 weeks after the DW. We are having an all day open house at our house (we live together already). We want to keep it simple and more like a party. We are having a taco man all day, open bar, music (no dj), cupcakes, signature drink, renting a bunch of cocktail tables and some sit down tables, pictures and video around the party, photo booth. We have a really good outdoor space so most of the party will take place there, plus it's great weather at the end of June in southern California! Hope this helps!

          Oh my gosh it sounds like you're going to have a rocking good time!! You're soooo lucky to have the space to do that. The FI and I live together now as well but we are currentlly in the middle of a lease and couldn't really host a party in our apt. Your AHR sounds like so much fun! Good luck!



          #595 Jenna1511

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            Posted 17 September 2012 - 09:04 PM

            Oh my gosh it sounds like you're going to have a rocking good time!! You're soooo lucky to have the space to do that. The FI and I live together now as well but we are currentlly in the middle of a lease and couldn't really host a party in our apt. Your AHR sounds like so much fun! Good luck!

            Thank you! I do feel lucky that we can have it at our house, keeps the cost down. All the guests just have to show up at different times hsha! I would love to hear your plans and what kind of venue you decided on! Good luck to you too!

            #596 MissBubbles205

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              Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:31 AM

              Originally Posted by Jenna1511 


              We are having our AHR 4 weeks after the DW. We are having an all day open house at our house (we live together already). We want to keep it simple and more like a party. We are having a taco man all day, open bar, music (no dj), cupcakes, signature drink, renting a bunch of cocktail tables and some sit down tables, pictures and video around the party, photo booth. We have a really good outdoor space so most of the party will take place there, plus it's great weather at the end of June in southern California! Hope this helps!

               I'm jealous!.. That is exactly what type of AHR I want to have!  We live in different states now and haven't found "our" home in Georgia yet... I'm hoping for a big yard, but chances are slim since there don't seem to be many homes with big yards in our preferred areas.

               

              Are you DIY'ing a photobooth or hiring a photobooth service? I def want one of these!



              #597 Jenna1511

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                Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:20 AM

                We are going to DIY the photo booth, they can get a bit pricey and we will need it all day! I thought about a buying a big canvas and having my future husband paint a beach scene (he's a very amateur artist, more like a hobby haha). I also want to have a beach umbrella set up some how and a table with props. The props I'm thinking straw hats, snorkel gear, beach towels and bags, big sunglasses, etc. if you have any other ideas I would love them! I want to get an instant photo camera like fuji or polaroid and buy a lot of film. We are going to have one of my finances former students (he's a high school teacher) man the booth and take two photos of the groups so they can have one too, like an extra favor. Our copy would go into our guest book and they could sign their best wishes next to it! Im also DIYing the book too! What do you think? Anything you would change or add?

                #598 MissBubbles205

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                  Posted 18 September 2012 - 09:31 AM

                  Oh no... I just lost my huge response to you... Errr...

                   

                  Okay Synopsis.....  my thoughts for your DIY photobooth. I think since you are having you AHR at your house, you should do the following, just a thought...

                   

                  Have a large beach umbrella stuck in the ground (if space allows),  a huge canvas as the background with a beach scene..  maybe 2 beach chairs as your props, along with the sunglasses, snorkel gear, etc. Tan sheets on the ground for sand effect. Or if you don't think your guests will want to sit on the ground just a huge canvas with a beach scene and the small props would work out perfectly.

                   

                  As far as your camera set up, I think it would be best to have a camera set up on a tripod and attached to a photo printer and/ or laptop. This way you can print a 4x6 photo on the spot for your guests. and you will have the photos saved on the camera memory card and/or the laptop so that you can upload them to a flicker, facebook or some sort of album for you guests to view after the event. and of course so that you can make a copy of each print and put them all in an album for you and your groom to have forever.

                   

                  If you go that route I highly suggest stocking up on extra toner and photo paper. Most inks you can buy with a bonus of 50 or 100 free sheets of 4x6 photo paper.



                  #599 Jenna1511

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                    Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:36 AM

                    Mmmm.....that might be a better idea with the camera and printer set up instead of the instant camera and do love the idea of being able to upload them later to share! Thank you so much for your input and I'm going to see what I can work out for props with my space! I like the tan sheet for sand and beach chairs idea, it's going to be casual attire so guests might be up for sitting! Haha thanks again!

                    #600 MissBubbles205

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                      Posted 18 September 2012 - 10:46 AM

                      Originally Posted by Jenna1511 

                      Mmmm.....that might be a better idea with the camera and printer set up instead of the instant camera and do love the idea of being able to upload them later to share!
                      Thank you so much for your input and I'm going to see what I can work out for props with my space! I like the tan sheet for sand and beach chairs idea, it's going to be casual attire so guests might be up for sitting! Haha thanks again!

                       Well Awesome! Glad I could be of some help!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!! :o)






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