Post # 1
So my fiance and I got engaged just over a year and a half ago (summer 2012). And we are planning our wedding to be next year ( summer 2015) . Yes, a long engagement! ( I was waiting to finish school, and he had to go away for work a lot, plus saving up money! ) Anyways, we never had an actual engagement dinner, because we didn’t want to have one, and then wait 2 years until the wedding, but now, we are finally having the wedding next year, and thinking of having our engagement dinner this summer. Is it weird/ pointless to have the engagement dinner now, since everyone knows we’ve been engaged for so long already, since it’s not any new and exciting news.
We are planning to go to a resteraunt for dinner, and just invite our immediate families, grandparents and our bridal party. What does everyone think?!
Post # 3
Personally i think the ship has sailed. The dinner is usally an announcement of your engagement. By now everyone ( i would hope) knows that you are engaged. But if you just wanted to have a party i dont see why not!
Post # 4
Maybe not an “engagement dinner”, I wonder if there’s anything else you could call it? Almost just like a celebratory, we picked a wedding date thing?! Or you could always do it anyway and forget about how long it’s been … a party is a party 😉
Post # 4
I agree — maybe host it and call it simething else (like a yay we’re starting the wedding planning dinner) but an engagement dinner is usually within 6 months of being engaged maximum so calling it that may be a little strange since the family has likely already ‘celebrated’ your engagement. But a party with both sides of the family is never a bad thing so I would encourage you to do it for sure! 🙂
Post # 5
I had one late. Everyone knew we were engaged but I wanted our families to meet. Everyone was excited & had a good time