Post # 1
So we got engaged this past Jan but the wedding wont be until May 2012. I know most people have the e-party right after they get engaged; but I thought that might be silly for us since it’s going to be such a long engagement.
Im thinking we should do one at the end of this year (~1.5 yrs till wedding?)
What are you guys doing?
Post # 3
We didn’t have one. We were waiting for almost 2 years for the wedding so we thought it would be silly. If you do have one; I would have it sooner rather than later. Isn’t the point to celebrate you becoming engaged?
Post # 4
I don’t know what etiquette states about this, but we were engaged in Feb of ’09 (getting married this Oct) and bought our first home in Nov of this year so my sister threw us a combination engagement/housewarming just last week so we could utilize our deck in the nicer weather. I think you could really have one whenever you want. It would have been odd for us to have a party right after we were engaged because we were living in a tiny one bedroom apartment and then by the time we bought our place it was almost winter. We had a great turnout and great weather and I’m so glad we did it this way.
Post # 5
we had our engagement “dinner” 1 year after we got engaged. (and the wedding is still 1.5 years away!).
no rules, just have it when its convenient for everyone i think 🙂