We are going to do an AHR when we return from Mexico, but i'm struggling with how much like a "reception" it should be. Should we do our dances again and wear our wedding gear and stuff? Cake cutting and all that? Or just have a dinner and conversation, maybe a DJ?
what is everyone else doing?
I think the AHR can be whatever you want it to be, the great thing is there are no rules! I say make it as fancy and elaborate, or as casual, as you like!
We are having a "reception" once we are back, but it's not going to be anything fancy. It will be at the pub by our house (location is important!) LOL they have a private room we can rent out, we will order some appis, they have a screen where we can project our photos and video, just have drinks and hang out! I want to put together a slide show of all the vacation/wedding pictures, and just have it play throughout the evening. We will just send out an email/text blast to our friends, no RSVP required, people can drop by throughout the evening. We want to keep it pretty casual. I wasn't going to wear my dress when we first started talking about this, but now I am kind of changing my mind. Even though it's a pub, it's our wedding party and I may as well!! I probably won't get another chance to wear it, and I'm the bride, dammit, so why not?