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2013 At Home Receptions (AHR's)

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I had no idea they had cut-outs. Definitely getting one for the bridal showe!

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Originally Posted by Kristen112808 View Post

 

EVknowsitall-  I like your take on sending out the formal wedding invites first then sending AHR invites later.  It seems less confusing for guests as they wont be bombarded with all this info amd dates.

 

Did anyone else do this?  Or was it more of a hassle of tracking down people x2 if they didn't rsvp to one/both events?  I just want to make things as simple as possible for my guests...and myself! Lol

We were originally going to send out our AHR invites with our DW invite.  But decided not to because I felt like it was a lot for our guests and so far in advanced for a local reception.  So I will send out AHR invites in September-November - ish for our February AHR. :)

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Originally Posted by Kay6356 View Post

 

We were originally going to send out our AHR invites with our DW invite.  But decided not to because I felt like it was a lot for our guests and so far in advanced for a local reception.  So I will send out AHR invites in September-November - ish for our February AHR. :)

Thats about where we are. I haven't sent my AHR invites out bc I have been super swamped and busy but our AHR is July 28th so we need to get a move on. We only told a few people about the AHR because we didn't want people to get the impression that it was an actual full wedding reception.

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Is anybody feeling like their AHR, which was supposed to be low key and chill, is turning into more of a logistical nightmare than the wedding? Lol! Ours is a week and a half after we return from Mexico and I'm starting to dread it! Lol

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Originally Posted by Billandstina View Post

 

Is anybody feeling like their AHR, which was supposed to be low key and chill, is turning into more of a logistical nightmare than the wedding? Lol! Ours is a week and a half after we return from Mexico and I'm starting to dread it! Lol

Oh yes. Ours is more work and stress than the AHR itself. 

Gotta love parental involvement. Sigh.

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Originally Posted by Billandstina View Post

 

Is anybody feeling like their AHR, which was supposed to be low key and chill, is turning into more of a logistical nightmare than the wedding? Lol! Ours is a week and a half after we return from Mexico and I'm starting to dread it! Lol

I just had my AHR, and it was a logistical nightmare.  We had 120 people say they were coming, then the day before I had emails and text from people saying they couldn't make it something came up. I had an uninvited cousin call the day before and ask to bring 10 people, didn't even offer a congratulations.  We made our own centerpieces and purchased our own chair covers so I had to get people to set up the event.  Then I had several people show up an hour early.  I was stressed the whole first hour and half of the event.  We had people that just plain forgot so maybe we had 80 people show-up luckily the hall only charge us for 100 people instead of the 120 people we booked.  The people that came said they had a good time, it turned out beautiful but it was more stressful than my wedding.  And in the end, I don't know if I would have done it the same again.  I probably would have only invited 50 people and make it more intimate, but then again that was the purpose of the destination wedding should maybe I shouldnt have done one at all. 

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Ya that's what I'm worried about...we're doing this to appease my parents and their friends (only family is being invited to Mexico...and even that was supposed to be like 20-30 people but we're at 60!!!! Another stress producer financially!) and honestly I'd be happy not having it! I'm also worried because we're at 130 people getting invites for the AHR! I don't feel like we'll be able to relax and enjoy it when I don't have a a day-of coordinator so we'll be setting it all up and have to tear it down by a certain time since our venue turns into a nightclub...dreading this but can only admit it to you girls!! Lol

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