- 8 years ago
- Wedding: April 2011
My parents are throwing me and my FI an engagement party (that is for out friends only.. we already had a family one). We are doing exactly what most people would be doing on a sunday afternoon at 1pm, having my parents beautiful pool available with rafts, food catered, a bartender – and the bar serves the inside and the outside, music, TV, theres an inside pool table, etc. Now I am thinking… what else can we do? What are good decoaration besides the corny party city paper/plastic pieces or banners? The only ideas I have are:
1.) I’m getting 2 engagement pic enlarged to be the perfect sizes for a table centerpiece, comes with a stand and all.. one for people to sign as a guest book type thing, the other as a decoration.
2.) Since we are having a bartender i am making a “me and my fiance’s Speciality Drinks”- and changing the names of some drinks.. since my FI is Greek- a Long Island Ice tea will be “Greek Island Ice Tea”, mandras will be “blushing Bride”, a tequila sunrise will be “Santorni Sunset”… etc. we still have to think of more names with appropiate drink.. but I’ll type out what is in each drink, print it out and put it in a big pic. frame on the bra both inside and outside.
3.) For fun…Print out “the list of things NOT to say to the bride and groom at their wedding” and put a few on the tables…for people to read as the read… just for giggles
But please help me with ideas! Games? Fun suggestions? What if it rains? Any backup plans u can think of? I have over 2 weeks (its the 15th) so PLEASEEEEE…any suggestions will be helpful!
Also, people keep asking me what they should get me as a gift, and we are not registered anywhere, we are only asking for money for the wedding as its our family’s culture and tradition to do so, plus we have everything you could need but are saving for a house! I didn’t know for an engagement party people were suppose to bring gifts, but everyone I have asked has said yes. We did not plan for this, and do not need anything, but dont want them to give us money now, and then again at the wedding. Helpful suggestions/gift ideas to tell them?