Engagement Party question

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

because people like to get their butthairs knotted up about stupid stuff.

a shower is one thing, since you’re asking for gifts. but who gets engagement gifts???

I think in your situation, unless you have family and friends offering or begging to host for you, you should host your backyard BBQ and no one will even blink. You should have a piñata, too!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I say do it! Why not throw your own? Look at it as a good excuse to get everyone together. 

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

We had our engagement party only a couple of weeks ago and we threw it. We ordered a bunch of invites, put on some food and drinks in a private function room, and had a great time! 

My fiancee and I have been together over three years, we have a house together and hell, if we hadn’t planned it/paid for it, it wasn’t going to happen. Cost us less than $2000 and it was a ball! 

We also asked for no presents – we ended up getting close to $1000 from family and friends in cash and gift cards so make sure that you keep an eye on things if you do start getting cards. 🙂 

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I’m in Australia – here the couple throws their own engagement party and it’s not seen as rude. Most people actually have engagement parties here, it seems not as common in the US judging by what I’ve read in the US. And here engagement presents are pretty standard.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

diymomma:  my FI and I plan out own engagement party 

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

Lollybags:  I’m an Aussie too. 🙂

It’s not a normal thing but it’s not an uncommon thing either. Like I said, we hosted our own.  

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