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Were eloping to Jamaica in December and will return on December 12th.  My concern is with Christmas and New Years, when should we do the reception.  I also don't know what the agenda should be for a AHR!?!?!!!  Any suggestions or agenda from yours would be great to get an idea.

 

I don't want our reception to be to formal but not way informal either... I'm totally clueless about this do I wear my dress or a cock tail dress any suggestions about what you do would be great!!!

 

 

Thanks

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Were eloping to Jamaica in December and will return on December 12th.  My concern is with Christmas and New Years, when should we do the reception.  I also don't know what the agenda should be for a AHR!?!?!!!  Any suggestions or agenda from yours would be great to get an idea.

 

I don't want our reception to be to formal but not way informal either... I'm totally clueless about this do I wear my dress or a cock tail dress any suggestions about what you do would be great!!!

 

 

Thanks

I wore my dress again for the AHR, but I wish I would have changed into a short dress after I greeted my guests. 

 

Our AHR was a brunch 3 hours long.  We had 30 minutes of mingle time everyone was greeted with a mimosa.  We played our ceremony video that was 30 minutes.  After that we did our first dance again  and played a slide show of our wedding pictures.  We served wedding cake and had a bouquet toss. It worked out well for us. 

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There are tons of threads about AHRs on here that are SO helpful. People plan things from traditional receptions to casual cookouts to everything in between.

We wanted to do it casual but it is becoming more structured as we get closer to the date; which we remind ourselves is okay, since it is what many of our family members will experience as our wedding, since so many cannot come to our DW. Oh well.

 

We are having supper for just the family (and a few very close friends). Buffet. Then we are playing a game (the shoe game!), showing a slide show and our wedding video, doing first dance and parent dance again, and opening it up to whoever for an open house idea. There will be a late-night lunch and drink tickets for the bar and dancing. My youngest brother is in a band and my dad is paying for them to play (a matter of contention, but oh well). 

 

We are DIYing EVERYTHING except the dinner. All decor. There will be a dessert table; I am making all the desserts based on family recipes. If I can do it, I will, and I am pretty confident with a glue gun (or apron on!). 

 

I am wearing my dress again, but going to pack along a white sundress just in case I feel like changing. FI is wearing his outfit I think (though he is toying with the idea of wearing his kilt, but I do not think he will). 

 

We are having it in the small town I grew up in. My ENTIRE family lives there. There will be, like, 60-75 people for supper, and upwards of 200 for the open house. Way more than we wanted, but oh well... Good thing it is not our "real" wedding!

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Great ideas! I am planning our AHR exactly one month from the date of our ceremony on our DW. This gives me two weeks home before the party date! I am planning on wearing my dress and possibly changing half way through into a party dress. 

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