(Closed) Engagement party?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Tell me about your engagement party or lack thereof...
    A friend or family member hosted/will host an engagement party for us... We feel loved! : (14 votes)
    28 %
    We hosted/will host a party ourselves. It's our party, and we'll throw it if we want to! : (7 votes)
    14 %
    We would/would've like/liked an engagement party, but we won't/didn't get one... sigh... : (15 votes)
    30 %
    Engagement party? We don't need no stinkin' engagement party. : (14 votes)
    28 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    25 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think it is totally up to you! It can be anything from just having a few friends over to celebrate over drinks or a full dinner party with 60 people. Most of the ones I have been to have been thrown by the couple’s parents but I personally think it is acceptable to throw one for yourselves! There really aren’t any rules when it comes to stuff like this, as far as I’m concerned! Good luck and congrats!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1148 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    We didn’t feel the need to have one, mostly because we got engaged while Fiance was on a break from school and just didn’t even have time really. Plus, most of our friends were busy with family and school in the next little while afterward, so by the time we could have scheduled one, everybody already knew about it.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1956 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

    Engagement parties can be thrown by anyone! If you think your fiance’s parents would want to throw you one or you guys want to do it yourselves, then go for it! I actually ha two, one thrown by each set of parents and they were both SO fun…It’s a great way to celebrate a momentous occasion in your life 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    713 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    since we didnt have one my mom is working on a larger shower.. my cousin had a large engagement party thrown by their parents but then her shower was just really intimate, like 20 closest friends/family…

    Post # 7
    Member
    655 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    I think it sounds fun but for me it was unnecessary. I already feel kind of guilty that there are 2 showers and a bachelorette!

    Post # 8
    Member
    1940 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Because our engagement was 1 1/2 years long, my parents wanted to host an engagement party for both our families to get together and get to know each other a bit more.  It was very casual, but nice.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1049 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    My fiance’s dad and step-mom hosted an engagement party for our families at their house. And his mom and step-dad came and everyone was totally civil to each other. Creepy. It was going to be the first time all of our parents (both of us come from divorced families) were in one room, but unfortunately my dad had a heart attack.

    He’s fine now and I think he may have done it just to get out of seeing my mom. HA!

    Post # 10
    Member
    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I would love to have an engagement party but it’s just an other expense that unnecessary and we can’t afford.

    Post # 12
    Member
    14 posts
    Newbee

    We threw ourselves an engagement party as a way for our wedding party and parents (all four sets of them) to meet each other.  It was good because we realized our divorced parents will make a scene when they are in the same room together.  Glad to get that out of the way so we can plan accordingly for the wedding.  We had a cocktail party in the club room of our apartment.  A friend made CDs with classic music (think Sinatra), I made all the finger food, we served wine and a signature cocktail, and everyone got a little dressed up.  It was intimate but fun.   

    Post # 13
    Member
    2083 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I’m not sure what the etiquette really is on this one, but if we were going to have one we would have threw one ourselves. I think a little get together with some friends would have been fun to celebrate, but we never actually had a formal “engagement party”.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1897 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I had the most fun engagement party ever (probably because it did not include family!)  Fiance and I went back to our undergraduate city and got all our friends together at our favorite bar—we ordered about $100 worth of appetizers and halfway through the night announced that we were engaged!  So fun, so low key.  It was very ‘us”

    Post # 15
    Member
    2404 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    My parents hosted an engagement “dinner” for Fiance and I. it was my family (mom/dad/sis/BIL/nephew/uncle) and his immediate family and both sets of grandparents. It was fairly low key but fun!  Laughing

    it was nice to see our two families have fun together and talk about the wedding! (ha..and then talk about how long our engagement is) Undecided

    Post # 16
    Member
    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    Go ahead and throw yourselves one if you want!  Traditionall it’s thrown by the bride’s parents but that’s not realistic nowadays when family is spread out.  A good friend (who is like a mother figure) threw the engagement party for us without us asking.  We got engaged mid December and the party took place at the end of Feb. I think the engagement party should be thrown early on.

    It is a good time for people to meet each other and just celebrate your engagement.  She had some good music on and there was food, drinks, and a cake.  It was a small intimate party.  We made a speech thanking everyone for coming, how we met, our wedding plans, etc.  Some people brought gifts which was really nice.

    The topic ‘Engagement party?’ is closed to new replies.

    Find Amazing Vendors