We are going to be getting married in 2017. My mom isn't a fan of the AHR and I tried to scrap it but FI really likes the idea. We are getting married in October and I told my fiance that if we were having an AHR it HAS to be within the first 2-3 weeks after we get home so it will be before the holidays and such. After the holidays I am not going to want to plan anything else, I just know it. Not to mention we will see all of our families over the holidays.
Anyway, the reception will be at a firehall. Literally a large room with a dance floor and absolutely NO decorations at all. It's legitimately a bingo-hall fire hall. FI is a firefighter so it is cheap if not free so I will make it work. We will rent/buy table cloths and napkins, caterer will bring the plates and flatware and we will supply beer/liquor/pop and the firehall will provide us with a bartender. Great. Well I have NO idea how to decorate. Are bare walls going to be awful? It's a pretty large room and I don't want to spend a fortune on draping and such.
Also do you invite those who attended/were invited to the DW to the AHR as well? If so, does everyone come again? Trying to guesstimate how many people we will be expecting too.