What is this party supposed to be called?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
1506 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@gingerkitten:  Why not just call it a co-ed shower?

Post # 4
2904 posts
Sugar bee

@gingerkitten:  I would call it a wedding shower instead of an engagement party. That way people will know to bring registry items. I didn’t want a bridal shower and ended up doing the same thing. 🙂

Post # 6
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@gingerkitten:  since this is posted under gifts/ registries (and you’re also questioning that part of things) im going to suggest that perhaps you word it as a “couple’s shower”, people here do it pretty regularly and it lets people know that its both men & women that will be attending.

in my experience, engagement parties are seen more as just a gathering to introduce both sides, etc. and not as much as a gift-giving get together.

if you are not concerned about getting things off of your registry/ gifts then I think it is ok to call it an engagement party, even though its closer to the wedding date.

i just know its more common to bring a gift along with you to a shower (although not always)

Post # 10
9149 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@gingerkitten:  “Co-Ed Cocktail Party in Honor of Bride and Groom’s Upcoming Nuptials.”

Post # 11
1018 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@gingerkitten:  Pre-Wedding Cocktail Party

not suuuuper catchy, but at least it conveys what you’re goin’ for! I agree that shower is often used in gift-giving scenarios so if you’re trying to avoid that, then I agree to keep that outta the “title”

Post # 13
12262 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I also like “Cocktail Party in Celebration of…”

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