So yesterday I had a mini freak out thinking about our original plan to open our house up to all of our friends, coworkers and their kids for our bbq AHR in september. We have put a lot of hard work and love into updating our house and it isn't baby proof (my neices always manage to spill, break or hurt themselves when they come over). Also, our house isn't that big and we only have one bathroom so we'd have to rent a port-a-potty (ew, right?) So anyway, i'm now considering renting this log cabin at a lake with a jungle gym outside for the kids. It comes with 100 chairs and tables and a big kitchen. I think it's worth it to save me the stress of worrying about our house, even though it's more money we're putting out.
So the questions I have are:
-What are you doing for your AHR? Casual, formal? Lunch, Dinner? What do you think guests prefer, lunch or dinner? We want to save on costs which makes me think we should do lunch, but FI wants everyone to drink and I'd like to dance, which makes me think dinner. Also, if we rent it in september is $550 for the day, if we wait til october first we can rent it for
4 hours for just $140. (plus a $250 liquor serving fee)
-Is waiting til Oct. 1 too long after the wedding? Our wedding is Aug 20 and we get back from our honeymoon around sep. 1.
- 4 hours is enough time, right?
-Last question: we're about to mail out our formal Hawaii invitations, should we include a little card with a website and info about our AHR for the guests who we know can't make the DW, or just wait til it's closer to mention it?
(k, sorry this was longer than expected!)