(Closed) Engagement Party or Couples Shower

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

We didn’t have an engagement party, we didn’t feel it was important. But we did opt for the couples shower, mostly because I’m not a girlie girl and don’t have many close girlfriends that I would want to put through an afternoon of oooohhhing and ahhhing over silly things. Plus, most of our friends are couples, so we thought it better to just invite everyone to a nice afternoon of BBQ and beer. I love the idea of the couples shower, I feel like it honors the bride AND the groom… I’m not the only one getting married here!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

I didn’t have that situtation.   But I admire that you are trying to make things a little easier on your friends and family by trying to have a two in one, event.

I think it would make sense to try for a couples shower.    Who knows what’s up with the groomsmen.  Maybe he forgot.    This is probably why boys don’t plan these things anyway.  If there is someone else you can use to feel around.  Another Bp attendant, perhaps, can bring up to the other BP attendants about having a shower, Then this groomsmen will get heads up.  If he forgot, no biggie.  If he had been starting to plan, they can join forces, and he won’t get his toes stepped on.

Post # 5
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281 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My sister just had one shower (boys and girls came, but not necessarily couples) and it was so much more fun than a tea or bridal shower!  I am planning on going this route too!  I think everyone would enjoy this more anyways! 

Post # 7
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447 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I’m having a couples shower since I don’t have a ton of girl friends, I don’t like wedding showers, and I definitely want my fiance to be there. I felt it would be more fun that way, especially since it has a mystery theme, but I guess I’ll find out next weekend.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

I think you should go w/ the couples shower since you are getting close ot your wedding at this point…sounds fun though!

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We are doing a wedding shower where men and women may come.  Our main reason for this is because my fiance will be returning from his 6 month deployment right before the wedding.  I felt that it would be a good idea this way he can get reacquainted with everyone before the wedding.  Your best best would be to do that, since it is close to the wedding already.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

yah i was thinking of not going the bacherolette/bachelor party route since we both arent really into it and was just thinking of doing a couples shower since we had an engagement party and only the wedding party and family were involved in that so we can involve more of our friends

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

We had an engagement party thrown nearly a year after getting engaged. No one thought twice about it. We also had a Mexican Kitchen Party (the word SHOWER never appeared – no games – no cliche or "girly" shower stuff) – it was great for both of us.

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