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#1 kellymiller

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Posted 04 February 2014 - 05:19 PM

Where are people having their AHR?

 

We live in a different city than both our families (6 hours from mine, 3 from his), so where do we have the AHR? Or does it depend on who is hosting it?

 

I'm not sure if people would travel 6+ hours just for a reception...



#2 acw271011

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Posted 05 February 2014 - 11:14 AM

We had ours in a restaurant that is part of a hotel, that has a semi-private room atthe back. We were a small group - only 30 but we still had a DJ and dancing and dinner. It will depend what your budget is and whether you just want a reception, or a full sit down dinner, and how many people you think will be there. We had a second cake that we cut, and redid our first dance and had a slideshow of wedding pictures that ran through the evening. With it being part of a hotel, we got a good rate for booking a certain number of rooms so people weren't worried about drinking and driving! We had friends that drove 8 hours to attend so if they are people that care about you, they will be there!

 

Good luck, and congrats!!


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#3 pandahugs

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:24 PM

We had ours in a restaurant that is part of a hotel, that has a semi-private room atthe back. We were a small group - only 30 but we still had a DJ and dancing and dinner. It will depend what your budget is and whether you just want a reception, or a full sit down dinner, and how many people you think will be there. We had a second cake that we cut, and redid our first dance and had a slideshow of wedding pictures that ran through the evening. With it being part of a hotel, we got a good rate for booking a certain number of rooms so people weren't worried about drinking and driving! We had friends that drove 8 hours to attend so if they are people that care about you, they will be there!

 

Good luck, and congrats!!

 

That's a good idea hosting your AHR at a restaurant attached to a hotel! Especially if you have loved ones traveling that far!



#4 seka21

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    Posted 10 May 2014 - 09:30 AM

    We are having it at my home town where most of my family lives and we have about 70 people coming! HIs family is small and spread out.



    #5 stefadile

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    Posted 12 May 2014 - 05:58 AM

    We're doing our ahr in my hometown. We're going to have a Catholic blessing of our Marraige in our local church first, then a dinner and a DJ in a local hotel. Our out of town guests can book a room there for the night, so they've no excuse to miss it !!!

    #6 BusyBee280

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    Posted 29 May 2014 - 04:40 PM

    I'm worried about driving up the cost of doing something like this. Anyone have any budgeting tips? Or creative ways of throwing something like this?

    #7 angelsj247

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    Posted 31 July 2014 - 06:36 PM

    Im in the process of looking now for an ahr. So far ive been looking at local park district spaces you can rent out. I found one thats pretty decent looking inside and its 60 an hour. Id cater food- havent decided exactly where from yet i found a place that does a buffet for about 8-9 a person- my invite list is about 140. but probably expect around 100 to go. id also get a keg and some wine. Im going to spray paint wine bottles ive been saving up the colors of my wedding- purple and teal put them on the tables with babys  breath in them. Ill hopefully get a dj at a cheap price and thats about all. 

    so far thats my idea- but im still lookin for cheaper options. 






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