(Closed) Engagement Party

posted 7 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Did you have an (or going to have) engagement party?
    Yes : (28 votes)
    50 %
    No : (28 votes)
    50 %
  • Post # 3
    11384 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I know alot of people who have engagment parties or even engagement dinners. I see more engagement dinners where I am from/where I live now. Small, family & close friends.

    But I know in other states they have huge engagement parties! & Some even have smaller family bbq’s, ect. 

    I did not have one but again I didn’t have a shower either. But I think an engagement party would be lovely & you should go for it!

    Post # 4
    1192 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Our engagement party was back in July and it was not formal it was a pig roast/ pool party at my parents place and it was great !!!

    Post # 5
    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Future Mother-In-Law threw us one- I was lunch and was somewhat fancy.  I think they’re not as common as they used to be but we loved ours!:)

    Post # 6
    4336 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    yes. informal open house at the house where I lived with 3 roommates.

    Post # 7
    166 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    My fiance and I threw an “engagement party” at our house in July. It was definitely not formal cause thats not us. We had burgers on the grill and potluck/family style buffet with lawn games. We really just wanted an opportunity for our families to meet before the wedding. Our families live out of town/state and there has never been an opportunity for them to meet. We kept the invite to just family.

    Post # 8
    2192 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My family threw us an engagement party in March at my mom’s house.  Not very formal but I dressed up. 🙂  It was fun.

    By The Way suggest to your family to buy buffet plates from Crate & Barrel or someplace.  They come in boxes of 15 and since the engagement party we have used them 3 times.  More uses to come!!!  I only wish I had thought of that before I rented dishes for 5 parties I threw for my sister!!

    Post # 9
    51 posts
    Worker bee

    We had an engagement party back in January and I would highly suggest everyone have one! It was an awesome way to kick off my year of being a fiance and to get eveyone involved and excited. 

    We had it in my sister-in-law’s party room of her condo.  I got some food platters from Wegmans’s and Costco and my Aunt cooked.  We all got dolled up and head to a lounge after.  My only regret was that I didn’t delegate enough and I ended up being a basket case until all the guest made me sit down and eat.

    Post # 10
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    My parents are throwing us one. TBH, I’m not sure what it’s going to be like. Since Mom said she wanted to do it, I’d been pushing for something low-key. I just decided to back off the other day and let her do what she wants. 🙂

    Post # 11
    9482 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2012

    FI’s family threw us an engagement BBQ.  It was more of just a get together for our families to meet, eat, and drink all while being merry.  It was a lot of fun.

    Post # 12
    4354 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My parents threw one for us, it was a very casual BBQ and was a great time. 

    Post # 13
    521 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2012 - Salvage One, Chicago

    My parents threw us one at their house in July…we had about 60 people (which was fine, we have a large backyard) and they set up a 40’x20′ tent.  We had it catered and had people working the bar and serving/cleaning up, but it was maybe a step above casual.  It was fun to get the families together and a lot of my parents’ friends who hadn’t met Mr. Bing.  We had a good time!

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