Post # 1
Are any of you destination brides doing an AHR after? Are you sending announcements and separate invites to the AHR or doing it as one? I don’t know if I should send the AHR invites to relatives who obviously won’t make it. But, it will also cost a lot more to do them separate. Also, how long after your wedding is your AHR?
Post # 3
I am….but we’re being totally informal about it. It’s just our family coming to the wedding, and we’ve told them all about it, so we feel like formal invitations would be silly. As for the AHR, we’re making it a very informal deal and probably just going with word of mouth or announcing it on facebook. (Some traditionalists may be shocked, but that’s what some friends of ours pretty much did – eloped and put their afterparty on facebook!)
We don’t have our AHR planned, but I’m thinking maybe a week or two after we’re back from our honeymoon.
Post # 4
We are sending the Announcement and At Home Reception in one invite. First because it’s less of a hassle, but also because everyone we will be sending an announcement too we would have invited to the actual wedding if we weren’t doing the destination wedding. So they are getting an invite to the AHR instead!
We’re having our AHR about a month or so after the wedding in June…we’re making it an informal backyard southern bbq at my FI’s parent’s house in NC. But we’ll still be wearing our wedding attire to make it fun and having a cake cutting reenactment 🙂
Post # 5
We are sending them together in the same envelope, but on separate card. The envelope will contain an announcement, invite, and a RSVP card and envelope.
Our AHR is just like a regular reception-Cocktail attire , 200-250 people.
Post # 6
Yes, we’re having an AHR a few months after the wedding at my FI’s parents house. We’re sending save the dates and invitations out with the wedding date on them, then the day we leave, mailing our wedding announcement with the AHR info on it. We also have a wedding website, so all the information will be on there as well.