Post # 1
I have a question for you. My parents want to throw an engagement party for FI and I, and our dilemma is where to have it. My parents live about 3 hours away. All of our family and friends are spread out, so no matter where it’s held, people will have to travel to get there. My mom suggested having it at our house, which seems the most logical – we have the space to hold it and are somewhat centrally located. My question is: is it bad etiquette to have it at our house? Does it seem like we are throwing an engagement party for ourselves?
Post # 4
I think it’s fine. Might want to make sure your folks discreetly let guests know (via word of mouth) that you aren’t expecting gifts.
Post # 5
Certainly not- I think it is a great idea! Engagement parties can be more casual so please don’t worry that guests will think that you are celebrating yourselves. Also, your invitation will indicate your parents’ involvement.
Have fun and congratulations!
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Post # 6
As long as invitation is worded that (name of your parents) invite you to celebrate the engagement …however you would like to word it, I think it would be fine! People understand that your house is a perfect place to hold the celebration. That doesn’t mean you are putting on the party.
Post # 7
Thanks, ladies! I think including ‘no presents’ on the invite will help also. Thanks for the advice!