(Closed) Anyone not having a traditional e-party?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Yea I don’t see why not. We didn’t even bother with an engagement party so I’d say we went the untraditional route lol 🙂 I love D&B though I’d have every party there if I could!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I don’t even know if ours counted as an engagement party, but we had just gotten engaged and moved back to the country, so it was more of an impromtu welcome home/congrats party. And it was a backyard barbecue. But it had all of our friends and family and was super fun! I don’t think ‘tradition’ matters for engagement parties. It’s whatever you want to do.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

you can do whatever you want. My aunt threw us our engagement party about 8 months after we got engaged because we live far from our families. But it was just a backyard BBQ and pool party! My aunt cooked all the food…it was wonderful! Casual and relaxing!

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’ve never been to or known someone who actually had an engagement party, so I think you are safe with something less formal 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2010

We didn’t do an engagement party at all.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We didn’t do one. A few people offered, but we said no, for a few reasons. Our families live somewhere else, and we couldn’t fly home just for a party. Also, we thought having one months after the engagement was weird. We didn’t want to have one here because our friends here are graduate students who live at the poverty line, and if we had an “engagement party” it really wouldn’t be anything more than our usual Friday potluck and games party. Finally, some highschool friends of ours had an engagement party and it just seemed a little over-the-top – not our style. How many parties do we need thrown in our favour, anyway? 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

In my circle of friends we dont really do engagement parties.  I am not sure why bc we all love a reason to have a party.  A get together sounds great.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

We never had an engagement party.  By the time people got around to organizing things, they just made them bachelorette parties.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We opt’d for a picnic in the park! =] Finger Foods and Games and Convos! =] 

I thought it went naturally great! 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

We had a party at our house hosted by my mom and brother..it was a Mexican theme so we had pina coladas, margaritas, and TONNNS of mexican food!! Fiance and I even dressed in bright colors and took a tequila shot lol. It was a lot of fun!! There are no rules to this kind of thing,..do what you want 🙂 I think the Dave and Busters idea is great!

Post # 13
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Helper bee

We had a similar engagement party to what you’re thinking of, and it was a blast.  Fiance and I met at a party, but didn’t start dating until a few months later, after he invited several people over for drinks after hanging out at a local dive bar.  Everyone else backed out, we stayed up all night talking, wa la.

Anyway, after we got engaged and people were asking “When’s the party!?”, we just arranged a get together at that bar.  30 of our friends helped take over the patio and we had a great time, very informal, just a celebration.

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