Engagement party guests

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

In my opinion, yes, any guests invited to your engagement party should also be invited to the wedding.  I think that’s the general school of thought on the issue.

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@pinkrose23:   Anyone who is invited to the engagement party also gets an invitation to the wedding.   

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@pinkrose23:  Yup, we are inviting all of them – so word to the wise – be careful who you invite to the e-party! We have such a long engagement period and had our party within a few months of getting engaged, so that there are a few people who were invited to the e-party that I sort of regret now because we’ve grown apart and wish we could use the invite on someone else… :-/

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@pinkrose23:  People have engagement parties?! Oh my lord I have no idea what I am getting into

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@pinkrose23:  yes! We only invited people to our engagement party that we knew would also get an invite to the wedding. It’s rude to invite people to the engagement party and expect them to celebrate your upcoming marriage…and then not invite them to the actual wedding. 

 

The only scenario in which I see there being an exception is if you end up eloping on your own. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@sauerdragon:  haha, they’re not mandatory but can be nice especially if each side doesn’t know each other very well. We had an engagement party because our parents (and families) hadn’t even met each other yet!

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