(Closed) Engagement Party OR Not

posted 9 years ago in Beehive
  • poll: Did you have an engagement party?
    Yes : (7 votes)
    44 %
    Yes, but I wish I didn't have one : (0 votes)
    No : (5 votes)
    31 %
    No, but I wish I had one : (4 votes)
    25 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    225 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I am glad I had one. We actually had it a year before our wedding date, and that was pretty much the break the ice between the two families.

    We invited his family to mine and there were formal introductions of our family members and relatives (aunts/uncles) and everyone just ate and chatted. It was very casual at home lunch affair. I also liked that it gave me an idea of what to expect! I say do it!! Even if you want it small. =) 

    (ours was "small" too.. but it was about 100 people..family only). 

    Post # 4
    Member
    538 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We had an unconvential engagement party, as in we broke ettiquette rules.

     Our friends knew we were stressed for money and that we can’t afford to invite everyone to the wedding so they threw a party at a nightclub downtown for all of our younger friends. When they sent out the invites they mentioned it being a small destination wedding, and since not everyone will be able to celebrate they were throwing us this party for everyone to wish us well. They also said no gifts. It really was just a night out with friends to celebrate.

     It also happend to be my cousin’s birthday so we told him to invite his friends too. We had lots of college friends that we haven’t seen since graduation. It was so fun. We had a private room and got to hang out with lots of friends. I really enjoyed it and really appreciate what my friends did for us.

    Post # 5
    Member
    7082 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2009

    We didn’t really have one.  We had a BBQ with 6 friends for my birthday, and that sort of worked as one… but we didn’t really need one anyway.  Most of our friends and family are far away, so it’s not very practical.

    Post # 6
    Member
    626 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I would really like to have one.  I didn’t know if it was proper ettiquete to throw for myself though.  Is that ok?  We did have a pampered chef party last week so a handful of friends and family came over and got to see my ring. 

    I think your plan sounds great. Perfect forum to have a small celebration with your freinds and family!

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