Post # 1
Ok so, not many of my friends have had an engagment party so im wondering is it something people still do? My future mil wants to throw it for us, I’m fine with having one but she wants to try ans throw it in February, (we got engaged in July) is that to far out from our actual engagment? I had planned on throwing it someTime in October. I feel like that’s keeping closer the when and got engaged and its still fresh on people’s minds. Just looking for some advice On the timing of it. And how big or small should it be? I’m new to all of this! Thanks guys
Post # 3
Do it! Do it! Do it!
My FI and I planned our own potluck, casual get together on the beach as our engagement party. It doesn’t have to have anything more formal than a few friends getting together for beer and cake.
We got engaged in January 2012 and our engagement party was July 2012, so that was a little more than 7 months after the fact.
It was amazingly fun even if we planned it ourselves. We live far away from both our families and so it was a reason to celebrate our happiness with our Honolulu family.
I say go for it! If your FMIL wants to throw it, go for it! I don’t think there are any formal conventions that need to be observed. Just enjoy.
Post # 4
@JackiBean: thank you for the advice! My biggest concern was how long after the engagment you should wait to do it, i didn’t know what would be too long after to throw something. I agree I wanted to keep it real casual and just have family and close friends to help us celebrate! Thanks for the advice!
Post # 5
I went to an engagement party two weeks ago. They got engaged last summer and getting married this coming March. It was a backyard bbq. We had so much fun! I think it doesn’t matter when you do it as long as it’s not too close to your wedding. If your engagement party, bridal shower, and wedding are too close to each other, I think people would be skck of gifting…. Just my thought cuz me, I cannot go to any of those parties without a gift!!!
Post # 6
@jess226: good point! Thank you!