Is it okay to have an engagement party?

posted 3 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Can I have an engagement party if I'm sending an open invite to my small wedding in France?
    No, if you're not having a proper wedding it's a no no. : (2 votes)
    12 %
    I don't see why not! : (11 votes)
    65 %
    If you invite people invited to the wedding yes!!! : (4 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 3
    6958 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @sillygoat:  You only invite people to pre-wedding parties who are also going to be invited to the wedding itself. So, if you’re truely inviting “whoever wants to make it to Paris”, then sure, I guess you could have an engagement party. But if you’re really not wanting/expecting a wedding with guests, no an engagement party is not appropriate. 

    Post # 4
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think you can have whatever you want. Personally, knowing your situation, I wouldnt go unless you were a very close friend or family member.

    Post # 5
    108 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @sillygoat:  I’m usually against engagement parties because I feel like couples usually have enough festivities as it is. But in your case, I think it is the perfect solution! You should absolutely do it. If people can’t make it to Paris this will give them the opportunity to celebrate with you.

    Post # 6
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I think it’s fine to have a get-together, but I wouldn’t call it an engagement party!

    Post # 8
    3813 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    If you are inviting people to your wedding, even if you don’t expect them to come, it’s totally fine to invite those same people to an engagement party.  The only big faux pas is inviting people to the engagement party who you aren’t inviting to the wedding (whether you think they will come or not).

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