Post # 1
Just curious. I haven’t had an engagement party for myself nor do I plan on it. But they appear to be gaining in popularity and I have gotten invited to one. So I’m wondering if it necessitates a gift similar to a shower? Or will there likely be a bridal shower later on. Help confused by all these parties and the gift giving etiquette that goes with them!
Post # 3
You know…I’m not quite sure. I don’t think there are gifts involved in just the engagement party, just the shower. However, I could be COMPLETELY WRONG.
I don’t plan to have an engagement party. Just seems like more money out of the budget that isn’t neccessary for me.
Post # 4
Not in lieu of. Engagement parties usually occur early on, before a bride would know whether they’re receiving a bridal shower. I think E-parties are gaining in popularity because they’re more likely to be for men and women, which is nice.
Post # 5
I guess my question is. If I would typically spend X amount of dollars for the bridal shower gift.. Should I a. Split it and count on the other half given later. 2. Give it all up front. 3. Give nothing for E party and wait for the shower. or 4. try to come up with more money or decline one or both events?
Post # 6
For our engagement party we requested that no one bring gifts. We just wanted a chance to celebrate and for my Fiance to meet close family friends before the wedding.
Post # 7
we had an engagement party – but we were engaged 2 years ago…no gifts or anything – just a party where our families met.
my bridal shower is in april (wedding is in june) – bridal shower is where well – not to sound selfish – but where gifts will expected – but not at the engagement party.
just my experience. 😀