Post # 1
My boyfriend proposed to me 3 days ago(september 4th) we don’t plan on getting married for at least another 4 years maybe 5 depending on when we graduate from graduate school. Since the engagment is so long I was wondering when would be an appropriate time to have an engagment “party”. My parents and or his parents would throw it. I’m the oldest so my parent arent sure what to do. My dad says we should have one fairly soon and my mom thinks we should wait until around 1 year before the wedding. I have not a clue so any input would be great. Thanks in advanced!
Post # 3
@dcaaf9404: Congrats, and welcome to the Bee!
That’s a really long engagement! I think you should have the party soon-ish, since the point is to celebrate you getting engaged. It’d be a little odd (to me) to suddenly have an engagement party 3 years into a 4-year engagement. But whatever makes you and your parents happy!
Post # 4
I would wait until you have a date. People won’t take an engagement seriously when you say 4-5 years.
Post # 5
@LittleByLittle: Yes I agree with you, it seems better to have it sooner because it’s for celebration of specifically the engagment. thanks for your thoughts.