(Closed) Are engagement parties in lieu of a bridal shower?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
1075 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

You know…I’m not quite sure.  I don’t think there are gifts involved in just the engagement party, just the shower.  However, I could be COMPLETELY WRONG.

I don’t plan to have an engagement party.  Just seems like more money out of the budget that isn’t neccessary for me.

Post # 4
455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Not in lieu of.  Engagement parties usually occur early on, before a bride would know whether they’re receiving a bridal shower.  I think E-parties are gaining in popularity because they’re more likely to be for men and women, which is nice.

Post # 6
68 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

For our engagement party we requested that no one bring gifts. We just wanted a chance to celebrate and for my Fiance to meet close family friends before the wedding.

Post # 7
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

we had an engagement party – but we were engaged 2 years ago…no gifts or anything – just a party where our families met.

my bridal shower is in april (wedding is in june) – bridal shower is where well – not to sound selfish – but where gifts will expected – but not at the engagement party.

just my experience. 😀

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