(Closed) Engagement Parties

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
3576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Well, my thoughts are that engagement parties are to announce the newly engaged couple.  A celebration.  It is NOT like a shower.

At our engagement party which was last August, my cousin hosted it at her house.  She had it catered by a local gourmet type grocery store. She paid for that.  My mom bought the cake.  On the evite that I did I put ‘Your presence is your present.’  Typically presents are not the norm at these parties.  But people still don’t listen and bring them instead.  So as to not make those who did not bring a present feel awkward, we immediately put the gifts in a different room.

I also read that you should invite people to your engagement party that you plan on inviting to your wedding.

Post # 5
282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

You are still supposed to invite the people from your engagement party as well….And the purpose of an engagement party is not only for celebration but to united the 2 sides of the family together….so they can meet.

People don’t need to bring gifts but some will.

Post # 6
1482 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think the invite list for an engagement party should only include those who are actually invited to the wedding.  You should suggest to Future Mother-In-Law that she host a “wedding celebration” party after your wedding for those who you aren’t able to invite. 

And people WILL bring gifts- we had “no gifts please” on the invite and still had about 1/4 of our guests bring presents.  Not that I minded 🙂 

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