(Closed) Engagement Parties… What are your thoughts? A little help…

posted 9 years ago in Parties
Post # 10
526 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Sunnyday278:  E-parties are very common in my area – most people I know had one and we are certainly having one, in my FI’s parent back yard. Then again, I come from the vanity capital of the world, haha. I say go for it and keep the size to your comfort level. If you mom is offeringm why not have a fun celebration?

Post # 11
438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would def. have one! My mom is throwing one for us next weekend…it’s really just gonig to be a super casual summer cookout with family and close friends (probably between 40-50 people). We did invite people we are certain will be coming to the wedding. I agree with the other bees-if you have someone offering, go for it! Keep it as simple, small and casual as you’d like and have a great time 🙂

Post # 12
747 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I REALLY didn’t want an engagement party but my father insisted (they’re quite common in the turkish culture) and it was actually a really good night

here’s I am in my engagement dress ooops the pic is so big?

Post # 13
4192 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry

If we had had a longer engagement (ours is 6 months exactly),  we would have had one- in Dad’s backyard. And it would have been exactly as you described- low key, family and bridal party, meet & greet.

Post # 14
2692 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think you should and let your mom go ahead and have fun hosting it.  I think it’ll be fine.  You don’t have to register so people don’t bring gifts…just have a fun night of food and drinks, some cake and a toast to the couple.

My engagement party will be a few weeks before the wedding.  Its technically a serenade and it done in fi’s family and culture closer to the wedding date.  We’re having a trio or mariachi and I super excited.  No gifts… just food and drinks.

Post # 15
2141 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I don’t really want one, but Fiance said he does. I think it’s another unnecesary party, especially for us since we’re having such a small low-key wedding. But I suppose it would be a good chance for our immediate families to get to know each other.

Post # 16
600 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

we had an engagement party but then it’s pretty common in Scotland 🙂

I think it’s a good excuse for everyone to mingle and get to know each other before the wedding, and if you’re having a long engagement it lets everyone celebrate your happy news before they have to wait for the wedding.

My bridesmaids all got to know each other at our engagement party and have bonded well since, and it let the families spend time together xx

Post # 17
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My fiance and I threw ourselves an engagement party because we were so happy and excited (and all our friends and family wanted us to)! His mom let us hold it in her backyard, and we made it a luau. We decorated like crazy and got leis and flowers for all guests to wear. We roasted a pig, and had everyone bring a dish to share. It was a TON of fun and people got to bond with each other and meet people who would be at the wedding. We got a few presents, which I totally wasn’t expecting, we didn’t know people gave engagment presents! But we had enough champagne to drink for months! We held the party 1 year and 1 month before our wedding and it was perfect :). Do it!! I’d say backyard bbq is the way to go!

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