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#1 jengak5

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    Posted 07 February 2015 - 09:37 AM

    Hey ladies, I am trying to get things all lined up for our AHR however I am a little lost as to how to do it. Essentially we rented a big group camping area at our friends Golf Course and a lot of people will be bringing their campers and camping for the weekend. We are going to do a meal for everyone on Saturday and have our friend DJ so we have a dance. We want to provide a bar but it seems kind of silly to as lots of people will obviously have their campers stocked. That being said with 250 people possibly coming I don't want to do an open bar because well we just dont have that kind of money. Any suggestions on this?


    Also what are you doing for your "reception" per say. We are looking at having our a videographer capture our wedding and then playing it during supper or shortly after. Not sure if we will do any speeches or not are you ladies? Also did you do a grand entrance or anything?


    Would love to hear a breakdown of how you have planned out your AHR!

    #2 acw271011

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    Posted 07 February 2015 - 06:40 PM

    My husband and I were by ourselves for our wedding in Jamaica and then had a reception two weeks after we arrived home. It worked well for us because we are quite a lot older than most of the ladies here and our kids are grown and parents and relatives are all in the 80s so a lot of guests wasn't a concern for us. In the end we had almost 30 and that was a perfect number for us. We had a private room in a restaurant and a sit down dinner with the room overlooking lake ontario. We had a DJ that was great!.We did do an entrance, cut a cake and did speeches. We had a photographer in Jamaica and we set up a slide show of the wedding pictures that ran for the evening for the reception. We did provide wine with dinner but the rest was a cash bar. Our boys can all drink quite handily and they would have put us in the poor house if we'd paid their bar bills! We did a very simple invite that I did on Vistaprint. We had a block of rooms in the hotel where the restaurant is but we asked for no kids specifically because we have grandchildren and my husband knew that if my babies were there I would have had at least one in my arms the entire nght and he wanted us to enjoy the party. Plus the restaurant room had an entire wall of windows and my grandsons can get pretty wild (actually out of control is more like it) and we didn't want anything happening to any of the windows.


    With being in a campground that opens up a lot of possibilities for you but I'm assuming there is a clubhouse of some kind that you're using? You could always do a cash bar. I'm reluctant to suggest a BYOB type of deal unless you know absolutely for a fact that its something that people won't be upset about. As you say, their campers will likely be stocked so asking them to pay additionally for booze may be a complication for you.


    Don't know if that helps or not. Good luck and happy planning!

    I said "yes" again to the love of my life at Grand Coral Beach Club, Playa del Carmen, Mexico on our 4th anniversary - October 20, 2015







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