(Closed) Engagement party confusion??

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@soontobehisbride:  I, personally, would not do an engagement party. It kind of seems gift-grabby if your engagement is already public.  Previously, engagment parties were thrown by the bride’s parents to ANNOUNCE the engagement of their daughter to a group of people (usually the bride and goom’s family) who had no idea it was coming. It is a family function, not the responsibility of the bridal party. And, in this context, it is not a gift-giving event because no one knew there was a specific occassion to celebrate until after they got there and an announcement made.

I recognize that in this day, anything goes, but — Particularly with having such a long engagement and your engagement already being public — I would wait and have a shower when the time comes. Do you really want the toaster now that is supposed to be to help prepare you for a marriage two years from now?  And is that fair to your guests to do e-gifts, shower gifts, and wedding gifts?

Post # 4
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1724 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I didn’t have one…went out to eat with parents to celebrate

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