Can you give a grooms gift at the engagement party?

posted 3 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

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nataleehee :  I don’t really know how the bride/groom gifts work because we didn’t do that, but I would imagine that’s fine? Why the engagement party though? Why not like morning of or night before the wedding? Are you planning to give them to him in front of your guests?

Post # 3
1381 posts
Bumble bee

I would probably do it privately  

Post # 4
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Helper bee

Things to think about:

Would he feel bad that you gave him a gift but he didn’t give you one?

Most engagement parties I have gone to, do not have any gift opening at the party.    Would opening a single gift in front of everyone be akward?

Are your attendants going to stand up and then while standing open a gift in front of everyone?   Would that be akward?

I think this is a case of only you know your fiance and friends as to how they would feel/react to the gifts.

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Sugar Beekeeper

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nataleehee :  

I’d give then to him  in private , partly   because you can’t be dead sure he’ll love them and partly because you probably want to  say that you want him to wear them at the wedding , and that wil put him on the spot, besides being  rather a private thing to be done  in front  of a crowd.  

But then I wouldn’t do the wedding  party standing  up to be given gifts either , my idea of an engagement party is much more relaxed and casual I think , plus I’ve never been into public stuff like that 

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