Post # 1
My friend just asked me to be in her wedding, shoud I offer to throw her an engagement party (possibly with another bridesmaid). She didn’t say anything about having one and her parents, maid of honor, and sister all live out of state! Do you think she is expecting one of us to offer? I wouldn’t have a problem planning one with another bridesmaid but I live in a SMALL condo and I wouldn’t really know where to do it without spending a ton of money. What do you think?
Post # 3
I didn’t have an engagement party but the few I’ve been to have been hosted by family, not bridal party. So I wouldn’t think you’d be obligated to throw one for her.
Post # 4
No. A bridal shower closer to the date? Yes.
Post # 5
My SIL, who also happens to be a bridesmaid, had an engagement party for us. But it wasn’t expected and it was simple – a pizza party – which was perfect for us and we just had my parents, grandparents, siblings, and a few aunts/uncles. None of his family was there since they live out-of-state. There weren’t gifts or anything either. It was more just like a big family dinner.
Post # 6
You could have a laid back girls night kind of engagement party. Some appetizers and games should do just fine!
Post # 7
I do not know the bride in question so maybe she is expecting on her BMs to do it but I would think that if she is expecting anyone to throw a party, it would be MoH, although that usually only applies to Bridal Party not Engagement Party.
Post # 8
I voted no, if anything you guys should save money and throw a shower or bachlorette party.