Post # 1
How many of you had one?
Originally I wanted to have this extravagant engagement party. But the more I think about it, I would rather put the money into booking my dream venue for the reception.
Instead of nixing the whole engagement party idea all together, I was thinking a nice cocktail party at home.
Has anyone else hosted an engagement party at home? If so, what was your theme? What did you serve for food, drinks? How many guests did you invite?
Post # 3
We didn’t have a big party, we just had a small drinks thing at my FI’s house, as we are having such a long engagement we may have a party with family closer to the wedding, we just had nibblies and drinks, there was about 10 of us there, it was a good time for me to give my Fiance the presents I got him for our engagement, I got a ring so I bought him a wallet and made him an ‘our story’ photo album 🙂
Post # 4
Depends on how formal or casual you want it, you could always do a BBQ and have everyone bring a plate 🙂
Post # 5
We had an engagment party. It was a great night. We held it at my fiances parents house. Provided wine and beer and had a few snack foods (sushi, sausage rolls, leg of ham and sandwhiches) It was such a fun night. We were kind of sceptical at first but it was a great opportunity for our extended families to meet and some of our friends. Even some of the bridal party had not met each other before. Keep it casual and its less stressful 🙂
Post # 6
We didn’t have one at all. Casual sounds nice though.