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#1 MsBlissMpls

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    Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:00 PM

    We just got back from Mexico and our amazing wedding at Excellence Playa Mujeres and we are not ready to stop celebrating! We are SO happy that we chose to do a AHR to contiue the wedding fun. I'll post photos and plans soon, as we are just finalizing all of the RSVP's and details. I'd love to see photos of any other brides AHR and all the fun that you had.

     

    Also, I'd love to hear positive comments about your planning an AHR or how awesome your AHR was!  

     



    #2 KayCee2117

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      Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:43 PM

      Congratulations MsBlissMpls! We got married in January in Mexico and our AHR is tomorrow afternoon! We are having it at my in-laws place - they have a big backyard. So far, the forecast calls for clouds with showers :( We rented a large tent so hopefully it will keep our guests dry. We hired a caterer who will be passing around appies for 3.5 hours. We also plan to wear our wedding attire again. Pls pray for sunshine for us! :)



      #3 MsBlissMpls

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        Posted 27 April 2012 - 12:51 PM

         

        Originally Posted by KayCee2117 

        Congratulations MsBlissMpls! We got married in January in Mexico and our AHR is tomorrow afternoon! We are having it at my in-laws place - they have a big backyard. So far, the forecast calls for clouds with showers :( We rented a large tent so hopefully it will keep our guests dry. We hired a caterer who will be passing around appies for 3.5 hours. We also plan to wear our wedding attire again. Pls pray for sunshine for us! :)

         

        Sounds fun! I'll pray for sunny weather! I love a good passed appies. They are so cute and I love giving and getting the variety of foods.



        #4 cindy2013

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        Posted 30 April 2012 - 11:37 AM

         

        Originally Posted by KayCee2117 

        Congratulations MsBlissMpls! We got married in January in Mexico and our AHR is tomorrow afternoon! We are having it at my in-laws place - they have a big backyard. So far, the forecast calls for clouds with showers :( We rented a large tent so hopefully it will keep our guests dry. We hired a caterer who will be passing around appies for 3.5 hours. We also plan to wear our wedding attire again. Pls pray for sunshine for us! :)

         

        Hope you had a great time and good weather!


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        #5 MsBlissMpls

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          Posted 03 May 2012 - 06:37 AM

          I have a question about our reception and I'm hoping I can get some good ideas from anyone creative out there.

           

           

          We have 106 people who have accepted the invitation to our Wedding Fiesta. The only people invited (and who are coming) are people that we have an active relationships with, so for example, family just because you are family were not necessarily invited. Family that reaches out and emails or calls even once every two months was invited (that's what we meant by "having an active relationship"). Because of the guidelines of who we invited I thought it would be fund to make name tags for everyone so they could mix & mingle easier and also get a smile on their face from "how" we know them.

           

          I was thinking a Friend would get a name tag that says:

           

          Lisa Smith

          Thru thick & thin with the Mrs. (and/or Mr.)

           

           

          A Co-Worker (who are all friends as well) could say:

           

          Liz Smith

          Works & Laughs with the Mrs. (and/or Mr.)

           

           

           

          Are there any positives or negatives to this idea that I may be missing? Any ideas of how to "label" Friends, Family, Co-workers that is cute and fun? For guests of the people we invited I figure we would just put "Friend of the Mr/Mrs) to keep it simple and still include them in the fun - even if we do not know them directly.

           

          It is going to be way different than a typical wedding reception, so I'm open to silly and fun ideas to get people mingling and having fun. Here is a Program (to give you an idea of the feel of the night) that we will either hand out to everyone as they enter or a sign that we will have at the front entrance so that everyone has a feeling for the events of the evening. It is a Adults Cocktail-Style setting.

           

           

           

          Amanda & Jeremiah’s Wedding Fiesta

          6:30 PM

          Enjoy Welcome Drinks, Passed Appetizers & the Chip/Salsa/Guacamole Bar

          Mix and Mingle with old and new friends

          Feel free to sign and “leaf” a note on our guest wedding tree.

          7:00 PM

          Welcome & Wedding Day Photos

          7:30 PM

          Taco Bar (selection based on your RSVP choices)

          8:30 PM

          Coffee & Tres Leches Cake from Caf© Latte is enjoyed!

          Dancing

           

          Hosted Welcome Drinks:

          Draft beer : (List beers)

          Wine: (List wines)

          Original Margarita: On the Rocks or Blended

           

           

           

          Any help and ideas are very welcome!



          #6 dominiqueamber

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            Posted 05 May 2012 - 05:26 AM

            I like the name tag idea..I also like when people put something interesting about the person as a conversation starter like "ask me about" "just did xyz" ....I like your program but I would put don't forget to sign the guest book because I would want everyone to participate...I love that your having margaritas and tacos!

            Originally Posted by MsBlissMpls 

            I have a question about our reception and I'm hoping I can get some good ideas from anyone creative out there.

             

             

            We have 106 people who have accepted the invitation to our Wedding Fiesta. The only people invited (and who are coming) are people that we have an active relationships with, so for example, family just because you are family were not necessarily invited. Family that reaches out and emails or calls even once every two months was invited (that's what we meant by "having an active relationship"). Because of the guidelines of who we invited I thought it would be fund to make name tags for everyone so they could mix & mingle easier and also get a smile on their face from "how" we know them.

             

            I was thinking a Friend would get a name tag that says:

             

            Lisa Smith

            Thru thick & thin with the Mrs. (and/or Mr.)

             

             

            A Co-Worker (who are all friends as well) could say:

             

            Liz Smith

            Works & Laughs with the Mrs. (and/or Mr.)

             

             

             

            Are there any positives or negatives to this idea that I may be missing? Any ideas of how to "label" Friends, Family, Co-workers that is cute and fun? For guests of the people we invited I figure we would just put "Friend of the Mr/Mrs) to keep it simple and still include them in the fun - even if we do not know them directly.

             

            It is going to be way different than a typical wedding reception, so I'm open to silly and fun ideas to get people mingling and having fun. Here is a Program (to give you an idea of the feel of the night) that we will either hand out to everyone as they enter or a sign that we will have at the front entrance so that everyone has a feeling for the events of the evening. It is a Adults Cocktail-Style setting.

             

             

             

            Amanda & Jeremiah’s Wedding Fiesta

            6:30 PM

            Enjoy Welcome Drinks, Passed Appetizers & the Chip/Salsa/Guacamole Bar

            Mix and Mingle with old and new friends

            Feel free to sign and “leaf” a note on our guest wedding tree.

            7:00 PM

            Welcome & Wedding Day Photos

            7:30 PM

            Taco Bar (selection based on your RSVP choices)

            8:30 PM

            Coffee & Tres Leches Cake from Caf© Latte is enjoyed!

            Dancing

             

            Hosted Welcome Drinks:

            Draft beer : (List beers)

            Wine: (List wines)

            Original Margarita: On the Rocks or Blended

             

             

             

            Any help and ideas are very welcome!



            #7 sbg75

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              Posted 05 May 2012 - 11:19 AM

              I think dominiqueamber's idea for the name badges is a good one. Definitely a way to get people talking and laughing, especially nice if you can link it to you in some way. 



              #8 MsBlissMpls

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                Posted 08 May 2012 - 07:01 AM

                Thanks dominiqueamber and sbg75!

                 

                So we're 60%/40% that we are going to do name tags. Here's a sign that we made explaining it and also the black name tags that we made. I figure black will blend in better with people's clothes for the evening. The only reason we would not do it at this point is if I do not feel like wearing a name tag ;) If I don't want to then I do not expect anyone else to do it!

                 

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                #9 MsBlissMpls

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                  Posted 08 May 2012 - 01:22 PM

                  Rather than go back and get my wedding dress from the cleaners, I decided to buy a reception dress. Here it is! More of a cocktail dress but it's still bridal :)

                   

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                  #10 katman

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                    Posted 22 May 2012 - 09:12 AM

                    Great dancing dress!! Looks great on ya!

                    Originally Posted by MsBlissMpls 

                    Rather than go back and get my wedding dress from the cleaners, I decided to buy a reception dress. Here it is! More of a cocktail dress but it's still bridal :)

                     

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