Post # 1
Having never really been involved in weddings AT ALL in my life. I lack some of the wedding common sense that some other wedding goer veterans may have.
So I bring forth this question and I welcome all responses.
What am I/we (fiance and I) suppose to do at this engagement party. It will be the first time our two families have ever met or talked to each other. The families are from two different spectrums mine being a little high sadidty and his being nice and country. I love them both, but I tend to be a little different around each. Of course Im more relaxed, uber talkative and voustrous around my family; and his I am alot quieter and more observant.
I dont know what we are suppose to do or say or how even to react. I know I should try my best to be myself (whoever that will be) but Im lost. I am also lost at how to entertain two age groups. Do I engage them together. I don’t want there to be a room of older folks and a room of younger folks(BM and GM).
Sigh, Im anxious Im really concerned and overall confused.
Help AA Bee’s Thanks In Advance 🙂
Post # 3
Engagement parties are usually thrown by your friends to celebrate the engagement you could make cute little name tags for mother of the bride groom etc and if you have chosen the wedding party you can make tags for them as well.
Eta you could have how well do you know the couple type ganes how formal are you planning on making the party? How many guests are you expecting
Post # 4
Well I went to an engagement party a few weeks ago and it was so much mingling going on my friend didn’t have time to focus on one particular family member. You are going to be all over the place! So you want start by introducing the mothers and/or fathers and work the room! Enjoy your shine but make sure you spend a little time with everyone!
Post # 5
Just smile and have a drink and say hello to everyone! Introduce the key players and let them sort it out 🙂
Post # 6
Don’t worry about it! When you worry you definitely don’t act like yourself!
Relax, mingle and enjoy everything will be fine!
And your in-laws will meet the real you eventually so why not at your engagement party????
Post # 7
Don’t worry about it! We had one with our extended families that never met and it gave everyone a chance to met each other and mingle. It was great! I wouldn’t worry about it, you’ll be so busy speaking to everyone you won’t notice what’s going on with everyone else. lol HAVE FUN!
Post # 8
Thanks everyone for the words of encouragement!
Post # 9
Bee’s I am happy to say that all went well.. very well in fact. I wanted to thank you all for your words of encouragement and kind words. The families laughted and talked all night, drank and ate and loved everything!
Post # 10
glad to hear it went well for you 🙂
Post # 12
11.11.11Bride is this you in the photo? Where did you get this outfit? I would love to get married in something like this. Please share with information.