Post # 1
My fiancé proposed in early June of this year and will be getting married in June of 2013. I am planning an engagement party for early October (exactly 4 months after the proposal). Is this in poor taste? It will not be a huge event, just a casual and fun get together in the private room of my favorite tavern. We are inviting the wedding party/spouses and close family and friends. Probably around 40-50 people. Draft beer and food will be provided, and gifts are not important. Did we wait too long to have the engagement party??
Thanks for any help!!! 🙂
Post # 3
@MissMandy82x: I don’t know the official etiquette on this, but in this day and age I think it’s fine, especially as a casual get together. You should do it and have fun!
Post # 4
We got engaged last January and will have our wedding in October 2013. We are having our engagement party exactly 1 year before our wedding (so 8-9 months after proposal). FI’s brother and SIL also did this. We wanted to have a get-together for the families and friends to get to know e/o better and celebrate! I say go for it!
Post # 5
We have now had two engagement parties. One we planned and a surpise one from my family from out of state.
The first was 7 months after our engagement (about a year before the wedding) and the second was 9 months after the engagement.
IMO having a party is NEVER a bad idea or rude unless it’s like hey somebody plan this and make it epic. But bringing people together is classy!
Post # 6
I got engaged in late April, and our engagement party is in October! We had a lot going on this summer – my sister got married in late June, FI’s parents were traveling in August, so we picked a weekend in October. No one’s said anything about it to me!