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#1 Mufin1785

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    Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:05 AM

    We held our At Home Reception about 6 weeks after our Destination Wedding.  From the beginning we knew that we would host an At Home Reception as we had several family members that were unable to attend our Destination Wedding.  We sent out the AHR invites with the DW invites using a pocket fold invitation, both events were included on an RSVP card.  We sent out 90 invites.

     

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    We used HDC as our photographer in Punta Cana, so we had all our wedding photos on a disc before we left the Dominican republic.  So upon our arrival home we sent out reminder cards about our AHR using our wedding photos.

     

     We had a Champagne Brunch on a Saturday at a local Reception Hall.  We purchased our own chair covers and sashes. And I had family members set-up 3 hours before.  

     

    We also made our own centerpieces made up with shells and floating candles

    We had many traditional elements as you would have at an wedding reception, Wedding cake, grooms cake, Bouquet toss, photographer, DJ and First Dances.

     

     

     

     

     

    We opted for a limited bar: Champagne, Wine, Beer, Blushing Bride Mimosa and Mama-Juana.  We brought the Mama Juana Back with us for the DR. We ordered free business cards from vista print to inform guest about the mamajuana

     

    For our favors we gave out 4X6 photos from the DW, we had 7 different options for our guests to choose from

     

    We played the ceremony video, which was about 30 minutes during the AHR

     

    And here are some other fun shots from the AHR

     

     

     



    #2 Mufin1785

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      Posted 04 April 2013 - 07:36 AM

      Our guests were greeted with our signature drink as they walked in, Blushing Bride Mimosas Made with champange, OJ and Cranberry Juice. 



      #3 lyna89

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        Posted 04 April 2013 - 12:57 PM

        Everything looks so nice! 

        Originally Posted by Mufin1785 

        We held our At Home Reception about 6 weeks after our Destination Wedding.  From the beginning we knew that we would host an At Home Reception as we had several family members that were unable to attend our Destination Wedding.  We sent out the AHR invites with the DW invites using a pocket fold invitation, both events were included on an RSVP card.  We sent out 90 invites.

         

        Inside of invite.JPG

         

        AHR.JPG

         

        reply card.JPG

         

        We used HDC as our photographer in Punta Cana, so we had all our wedding photos on a disc before we left the Dominican republic.  So upon our arrival home we sent out reminder cards about our AHR using our wedding photos.

         

         We had a Champagne Brunch on a Saturday at a local Reception Hall.  We purchased our own chair covers and sashes. And I had family members set-up 3 hours before.  

         

        We also made our own centerpieces made up with shells and floating candles

        We had many traditional elements as you would have at an wedding reception, Wedding cake, grooms cake, Bouquet toss, photographer, DJ and First Dances.

         

         

         

         

         

        We opted for a limited bar: Champagne, Wine, Beer, Blushing Bride Mimosa and Mama-Juana.  We brought the Mama Juana Back with us for the DR. We ordered free business cards from vista print to inform guest about the mamajuana

         

        For our favors we gave out 4X6 photos from the DW, we had 7 different options for our guests to choose from

         

        We played the ceremony video, which was about 30 minutes during the AHR

         

        And here are some other fun shots from the AHR

         

         

         



        #4 Mufin1785

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          Posted 04 April 2013 - 01:20 PM

          Originally Posted by lyna89 

          Everything looks so nice! 

          Thank you it was more stressful than our destination wedding.  But I think it turned out okay.  Having the AHR makes me really appreicate our DW even more. 



          #5 Tbasgall

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            Posted 25 September 2013 - 06:37 PM

            I never thought of doing a brunch. Great idea!

            #6 nursemorgan

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            Posted 07 January 2014 - 10:46 PM

            I love your AHR!! It is definitely an inspiration for all of us destination wedding girlies! Thank you for sharing!






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