If the idea of planning an engagement party leaves you feeling flat, don’t! Maybe someone else will take over and throw you an engagement party or maybe you simply won’t have one. You can always ask your and your intended’s parents or a group of good friends to join you for a celebratory dinner.
Why throw an engagement party? It’s an easy way to let people know that you’re engaged to be married and a great way to introduce your friends and family to your spouse-to-be’s friends and family if they haven’t already met. Plus, a party may be just the thing to help you relax before you start planning the wedding in earnest.
Engagement parties don’t have to be expensive, which is good since weddings can cost a lot! Couples who are saving for an eventual wedding should include the engagement party in their wedding budgets. Think pizza and beer, not champagne and caviar (unless you can afford it… and like caviar).
As you consider the guest list, remember that you cannot invite anyone to your engagement party who won’t later be invited to your wedding. It’s impolite and can lead to hurt feelings.
Planning an engagement party is like planning any other party – and luckily nowhere near as stressful as planning a wedding! Choose a date, a location, a menu, and favors if you want them. Don’t feel like you have to decorate or come up with a theme. Keep it simple so you can enjoy it!
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