Engagement Announcements and Party Neccessary?

posted 2 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
825 posts
Busy bee

We’re having a rather long engagement, so my Mom wanted to throw us a casual engagement party since we wouldn’t be having any wedding related events for a long time. They’re CERTAINLY not necessary, and completely up to you. 

Post # 4
1622 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

Congratulations! This is my 2nd wedding and FIs first. We didn’t have an engagement party at all. My 1st wedding was such a lavish affair with an engagement party that I felt the need to keep this time around simple. But it’s up to you as a couple. Otherwise there are several ways to announce your new engagement- social media or save the dates, for example.

Post # 5
4964 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

allisonkule:  Not necessary unless you want one. We did not have a party. We did send STD’s so people knew our date, so I guess that was a form of “engagement announcement” in a way. 

Post # 6
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

allisonkule:  Congrats! I think it all comes down to what you want to do, when your wedding is, etc. We are having a small engagement party at Christmas because many of our friends live out of town, but always come home for the holidays. Since our wedding won’t be until the following summer, I thought it would be a nice way for my old friends to meet my FI! It’ll be laid back and casual, but we are doing printed invitations because I’m a stationery lover, lol.

If you’re planning to send out save the dates, I think those work well as an engagement announcement.

Post # 7
1762 posts
Buzzing bee

allisonkule:  Engagement parties, just like all pre-wedding parties (showers, etc.) are never necessary…

Congrats on your engagement!!!

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