(Closed) At Home Reception??

posted 8 years ago in Destination Weddings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Um I’m confused. What does having an at home reception have to do with having a shower? Two totally different things.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yea it does. Showers are much more of a “girl thing”, not to many guys come to them and they’re usually hosted by a friend or mom….. whereas the cake and punch reception you want to have would be for everyone that you invite including guys. It seems important for you to host your at home reception. It might be equally as important for her to throw you a shower. Talk to her…see where her head is. it’s the only way to know for sure.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re doing a reception/open house for all our friends who were not invited to our “intimate family wedding” about a month after our honeymoon at my Future In Law’s house. :o) I think it’s a fine idea. We’re doing it for all the people who would rather NOT do a 5-6 hour drive to our semi-destination wedding.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I am doing an at home reception since we are going to Vegas to get married.  We are doing a picnic style reception out at the park under this beautiful gazebo.  We are having cake & punch & food since we aren’t having a reception in Vegas.  I think you should have your at home reception.  It is a great idea for those who aren’t able to attend the wedding!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

You should have both.  I have seen at home reception that we exactly as you describe and the brides still had showers.  I am having 2 bridal showers and a HUGE at home reception. =)

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I guess what you’re Future Mother-In-Law is thinking is that you are just having a “reception” so you can get presents, like at a shower.  

I’m a Destination Wedding bride, and I’m having a HUGE reception, not for the presents, but for the PARTY!!!  There’s so many people in our lives that we want to share our wedding with, and people that will be offended if they aren’t invited or get to celebrate with you.  Just let your Future Mother-In-Law know that it’s a reception to celebrate your marriage with people that have shared in your lives.  

You will have a great time, and she will too, she just doesn’t know it yet! 

Where’s your wedding destination?

 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2010 - Al Cielo / La Laguna

I am with Miss Key Lime.  If your family is worried about looking like gift grubbers and you don’t care about the gifts put something on your invitations that says gifts are not expected for the at home reception.

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