(Closed) Engagement Party Help Please!

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

it is absolutely ok to do that ๐Ÿ™‚ sounds like a great idea, my Fiance and i just had a small drinks/nibblies party at his house this past weekend. and by small, i mean small, there were 9 of us! we just made an event on facebook, kept it casual ๐Ÿ™‚ hope this helps ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Sweet ceremony by the sea and sunset celebration on the North Shore of Hawaii

i’ve been to engagement parties thrown by the couple and didn;t think twice about it. as long as you send the message that you want to have your favorite people together and celebrate/thank them for being supportive in your relationship, it doesn;t come off as weird at all. everyone is so excited for you two! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

E-mails should be fine, and word it casually:

‘hey everyone,

we are having a casual pool party/bbq to celebrate our engagement

date, time & location

rsvp

ps. no gifts please :)’

but of course it depends on the generations attending, older people may not be so comfortable with that, like grandparents, etc

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Why not plan and do lots of work but have your parents play host. I did all the decor for my engagement party and had a friend and my parent set it up for me.  We are doing all the planning for our rehearsal dinner as well and have bought most everything however our parents again will be playing host so no one will need to bother us to refill the wine or do all the bbq’ing if we dont feel like it.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We had a catered dinner hosted by my parents at the local inn and we left the food and decor up to the owners. It was very intimate (less than 20 people) and it gave the families a chance to mix, mingle and meet.

For invites, we just printed some out on pretty stationary (less than $25 including postage) and sent them out. Just along the lines of “You are invited to a party celebrating the engagement of Future Mrs. Christian and Mr. Christian at location, located at that place on determined date at said time. Looking forward to seeing you there!”

I really hope you have fun!

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