(Closed) do you bring a gifts to an engagement party?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
3979 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

From what I’ve read, it varies from different circles. All the engagement parties I’ve been too (ours included) people brought gifts and cards. If you’re unsure, I would bring a small gift & a nice card! 🙂

Post # 4
5890 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

i do, and i know a lot of other people do, but you could just get away with a card and flowers i think if you wanted

Post # 5
1927 posts
Buzzing bee

I do.  But a card and something small like a bottle of wine would be perfectly acceptable.

Post # 6
695 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

The first time I went to an official engagement party, I wasn’t too sure either, so we decided to bring a gift. We got them six stemless wine glasses and a bottle of local wine. They hadn’t registered at that point, so we weren’t sure what they needed, but they are real foodies and enjoy wine with dinner, so we picked something simple that we thought they could use and enjoy. Most other people did bring gifts, but it really varied in terms of what kind of gift. I think you have a lot of leeway 🙂

Post # 7
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

Hmm, this probably depends on your circle but I’ve always brought a gift to engagement parties.

Post # 8
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We recently had an engagement party, and I did not expect any gifts.  Well, guess what?  EVERYONE brought a gift.  One actual gift (non-registry), one bottle of really high-end scotch (from one of FH’s friends who knows he loves good scotch), and a bunch of nice bottles of champagne (all in the $20-$40 range).  All had cards.

I LOVE champagne, so this was a really lovely surprise.

I agree with RecessionistaBride – it totally depends on your circle, but I think it is customary to bring something (whether it is a gift, wine/champagne, or just a nice card).  Just in case someone is throwing you an e-party, I think it is definitely customary to get the hosts a nice thank you gift (does not have to be fancy or expensive).

Post # 9
142 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would say a gift or a card would be fine, seeing as how gifts are expected at the bridal shower, bachelorette party, and wedding.

Post # 10
3162 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We got a ton of gifts and $$$ at our engagement party and my mom totally judged people who didn’t bring at least a card, so I’d definitely bring something. A nice card and a bottle of wine or something like that is perfect if you don’t want to spend that much money and are already going to be getting a wedding gift, shower gift, etc etc etc. Just don’t show up empty handed and you’ll be fine.

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