Post # 1
I am 40 and my Fiancee’ is 39. We just got engaged 2 weeks ago and have been asked if we are having an engagement party. I have been married before, but he hasn’t. Is it really neccessary for us to have an engagement party? All of our friends already know we are engaged, so we really don’t see the point in having a party. Thoughts?
Post # 2
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 # 3
Our engagement will be rather long as well (14 months dues to venue availabilty) but just don’t want to keep riding the engagement train for so long yu know. Besides, we have a rather close knit and large group of friends in our social setting, so we all see each other at least every 2 weeks. With social media these ays, I don’t think that there isnt a person friends wit either one of us that don’t alreay know about our engagement, LOL!
Post # 4
- 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
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
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
allisonkule: Engagement parties, just like all pre-wedding parties (showers, etc.) are never necessary…
Congrats on your engagement!!!