Post # 1
My fiance and I got engaged December 2012. Our wedding will be in 2014.
We never did an engagement party with friends etc, because our families live in different cities, and so do a lot of our friends. But I kind of want one. I think it’ll be fun to celebrate with local friends and share our wedding plans. Plus, who doesnt love a party?!
We don’t want it to seem like a gift grab , so we might tell people “No boxed presents” or something, but if they want to get us something small then that’s fine.
Now, my question.. since its been 6 months since we got engaged, is this too late to have an engagement party?
Post # 3
@sabz3003: I don’t think it’s too late. The point of an engagement party is usually so the families and friends can get to know each other, as well as celebrate your upcoming wedding.
However, I’m pretty sure “No boxed presents” is a not so subtle way of asking for cash. So if you aren’t wanting it to look like a gift grab I would either not say anything or “no gifts, please”.
Post # 4
I personally think so but that’s just me I don’t think there is a specific time frame just a general rule of thumb where it doesn’t happen way late in the game.
Post # 5
I think with your wedding being over 6 months away, it’d be fine. If you don’t want to call it an engagement party, you could always call it something else. My husband and I did a save-the-date party instead. We took the money that we would’ve had to spend on postage and had a casual backyard get together with family.
Post # 6
@MexiPino: Regarding the ‘No boxed presents’, eeek, I didnt realize that! Thanks for clarifying!
Post # 7
It’s not too late, you still have over a year.
Do not mention anything about gifts. People normally don’t register for an engagement party anyway. People may give you a gift card or check but gifts are not expected.
Post # 8
@housebee: I like the idea of a ‘Save the Date’ party!
Post # 9
Definitely not too late!
I wouldn’t mention anything about gifts either way, but I don’t think there is anything wrong with calling it an engagement party if that’s what you want.
Post # 10
@sabz3003: It was really fun. We did a potluck dessert/snack thing and we supplied the main course, cake and beverages. Looking back, I’m really glad that we did it because my husband’s father passed before our wedding. The party was a fun time for him to see all of the friends and family before he was too sick to see anyone.
Post # 11
It’s not too late at all. Your wedding is a year away.
Do it 🙂
We got engaged in April 2012 and had an engagement party in the fall.
Post # 12
people don’t typically bring presents to an engagement party, if they do, it will be something small.
Post # 13
@sabz3003: We are having an engagement/pre wedding reception party so no way I dont think its late at all!
We got engaged in May 2012, will be getting married Feb 2014. Our E-Party thing will be in October 2013 (=
Post # 14
- Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club
! I got engaged in Dec 2012 and am also getting married in 2014 🙂
My mom and Aunt are throwing us an engagement part in September.
So thinkg you know what my opinion is 🙂
Post # 15
I want to have one … i was under the impression that if his family and my family both could not be there you shouldn`t have it cause its for them to meet … but after reading this i got really pumped to plan one cuz ireally really really wanna celebrate with all my friends and people who are in town and could be there
Post # 16
Do it! My FIs schedule is crazy and I have absolutely no idea when we will actually be able to have one but we are at some point regardless of long it’s been!