Post # 1
So my stepmom has mentioned about us having an engagement party. I never even thought of having one since we have been engaged for over 2 years now. To me it isn’t an important step in the wedding road. When she mentioned it I never bothered to correct her because I wasn’t sure if it was something “necessary” or what my fiancee’s thoughts were on it. He is in the same boat as me. Not really necessary since it is so late in our engagement. Everyone knows and have already given us well wishes long ago.
What are your thoughts on this?
Post # 3
@Winterdream14: well if she is planning it I would just let her do it. Do you not like the idea because you feel it is too late in the engagement or are you opposed to engagement parties in general?
Post # 4
I think I would feel the same as you and probably decline the party. After 2 years I think the e-party ship has kind of sailed.
Post # 5
I think an engagement party is supposed to be right after you get engaged – so people can celebrate with you before the wedding is on the horizon.
Post # 6
We didnt have an engagement party but my FI didnt want a bachelor party so we decided to have a Jack & Jill party as a way for our friends to meet and greet. Have our speeches and toast and let our hair down considering we would have been planning for a year and everyone is so excited. This way no one feels left out because everyone can attend.
We had to postpone due to his tour being extended so when he does come home everyone will be so happy that the wedding date has been set.
Post # 7
At least in the US where I’m from, an “engagement” party is supposed to be a party to announce an engagement. Traditionally, this is done by someone inviting everyone to a party and making the announcement there as a surprise so that gifts are not involved.
I wouldn’t bother since everyone knows you’re engaged. If she wants to have a party though, just have a party. Doesn’t really need to be an “engagement party.”