Post # 1
We’re having our engagement party in a couple months 🙂 My mom is gracious enough to be hosting it in her home (because it would cost a ridiculous amount to go to a restaurant!)
It’s going to be a low key, casual brunch. I’m making my list of people to invite and I’m stuck on something – do I have to give single friends a +1 for this?
All my friends in relationships/single will be allowed to bring a guest to the wedding, but do they need one for the engagement party? I’m trying to keep it small so I don’t overwhelm my mom (she’s doing all the cooking). Probably about 15 family members and 6 or so friends.
5 of the friends are single, one is engaged. Do I just invite the engaged one’s fiance, or do the singles get someone too?
Post # 3
I would say no plus 1 becauseif you do that now, you have to do that for the wedding so best not to limit yourself.
Post # 4
I’m leaning more toward no plus 1, because it really is going to be just an intimate gathering at my mom’s house. But if that’s rude then I’ll reconsider!
Also, what do you do at engagement parties? It’s a brunch, so it’s not like it’s going to be a big party atmosphere. I’m afraid people will be bored! 🙁
Post # 5
If they have a SO, I would invite that SO, otherwise I wouldn’t give your single friends a +1.
Post # 6
Invite only the people that you will also invite to your wedding. Any casual dating relationships wouldn’t get a +1. Serious/engaged/living together would get the +1.
Post # 7
It really depends on how big of a party you want to have. Since it’s at the house, I’d imagine you want to keep it small and intimiate. In that case, I wouldn’t give +1 because I’m sure those invited will know other people at the party and don’t need a +1 guest to keep them company.