As a guest, which engagement party would you prefer?

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

An evening party. I find afternoon parties to be an inconvenience for some reason. I don’t really know why, but I just do. Maybe it’s because I wake up later on the weekends, so I feel like I don’t have much down time in the morning before I have to start getting ready. 

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Evening 

Post # 4
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Honey bee

I personally prefer afternoon things, but I’m fairly low-key and don’t necessarily care about a party “vibe”, but I know most of my friends prefer evening.  Not that they want a party atmosphere, just most of my friends get annoyed that afternoon parties cut into their day and getting stuff done.  They prefer to have their day uninterrupted and then go out because weekends are short enough as it is.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

While I personally would prefer a party during the day, I feel like the majority of people would prefer to have a party at night time because it is more exciting/fun typically. 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Evening 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I’d go low-key with the afternoon event.  Your evening party sounds like a wedding reception on its own.  I just don’t see the point.

Post # 8
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Busy bee

The night one sounds fun but more work and more expensive. The afternoon one may give you a better chance to catchup with everyone without too much going on. Congratulations 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Evening

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

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mrl201020 :  evening party sounds more fun. THe afternoon party time slot sounds more like for showers. 

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

Afternoon would be more casual. Evening would be more formal or elaborate. Both are nice. I think people tend to have evening parties like this, but an afternoon event would be just fine too. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper

For an engagement party, as a guest I’d prefer the afternoon since it would leave the evening open. But either one is fine. A photobooth seems like overkill for the occasion. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2018

Evening 

Post # 15
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

I love day parties. I wish there were more of them to enjoy. You can go and get your party on and then have your evening to continue celebrating or wind down as you prefer.

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