(Closed) Engagement party guest list

posted 7 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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8738 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@mollyml05: If you are organizing an engagement party, you really shouldn’t invite anyone to the party who is not invited to the wedding.

If you are invited to the engagement party, it is assumed you are invited to the wedding too.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yeah- I agree, don’t invite people you won’t be inviting to the wedding.  Let the people who ‘just want to see the ring’ see it another time if you don’t want them at your wedding as well. 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I agree with PPs – if you’re having any celebration relating to the engagement, even if it’s casual, you really should only invite those who will be invited to the wedding – with the caveat that if you’re doing something like a small destination wedding, and a bigger party once you return, it’s OK to invite people who aren’t invited to the Destination Wedding – but even then, they should also be on your invite list for the bigger party.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Because you’re asking about etiquette, I would add that’s it’s considered poor taste to throw an engagement party for yourself.

Don’t call it anything but a get-together (no engagment references). That way, you can invite anyone you want (nix invites to keep it super casual) without worrying about a future guest list.

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