(Closed) Are you supposed to bring a gift to an engagement party?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
29 posts
  • Wedding: July 2011

No, the only formaility that is suppose to be at the engagement party, whether it be yours or a friends, is the bride-to-be’s fathers toast. That is if he chooses to do one. The gifts should be saved for the bridal shower or wedding itself. Less mess and worry for the bride and groom to start packing gifts everywhere.

Post # 4
745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I think it depends where you’re from.  Where I am it’s pretty standard that you bring a gift to an e-party

Post # 5
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You definitely don’t have to.  We requested “no gifts” at ours, but people still brought us stuff; mostly just bottles of wine or champagne, or cards to say congratulations. 


Post # 6
1676 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

You might want to, but I don’t think you have to.  Maybe at least bring a card, unless they specifically stated “no gifts”.  Like @Miss Root, we had “no gifts” written on the invitation to our engagement party.  We were about to move across the country, and we didn’t need a whole bunch of new crap…

Post # 7
133 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I’m pretty sure etiquette says you don’t have to.  I generally like to bring something like a wedding magazine for the new bride-to-be or something, but more because I don’t like showing up empty handed =)

Post # 8
2821 posts
Sugar bee

No one really brought any gifts to ours.  I say not really cause I was also graduating from grad school so it was kinda a joint party there were a few gifts but not many.  If the couple throws a house party I might bring a little something but for something that their parents host I usually don’t but I don’t know what ettiquette says.

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