(Closed) Can you throw yourself an engagement party?

posted 10 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Is throwing yourself an engagement party tacky?

    YES

    NO

    Depends on how you do it... (explain below)

  • Post # 17
    Member
    24 posts
    Newbee

    You should do it.  My friends got married last month and they didn’t have one and I feel it would have helped in terms of people getting to know each other early on.  Try to do something low key and fairly casual though imo

    Post # 18
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    338 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    We threw our own party. It was for friends only and it was at a restaurant where everyone paid their own way and we didnt ask for gifts.

    We merely wanted to celebrate our engagement 🙂

    Post # 19
    Bee
    2360 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

    Oh man! I voted incorrectly also…I say definitely YES you can throw the party and no it is not tacky – we threw one for ourselves and everyone had a great time!

    Post # 20
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    575 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

    I say yes definitely as long as youre paying the bill and don’t expect anything from your gifts. We had all our friends over for a big breakfast shortly after we got engaged. It was lots of fun!

    Post # 21
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    6 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    What my guy and I are doing in regards to the ‘gift issue’ is saying on the invitation (somewhere towards the bottom, in ‘smaller’ print) something along the lines of “Gifts are not expected. Your presence is your present.”

    Post # 22
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    37 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2011

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    @ForeverYoung:

    I love that idea, I think my FH and I will do that also!

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