(Closed) Engagement party. Opinions please!!

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
199 posts
Blushing bee

@Winterdream14:  well if she is planning it I would just let her do it.  Do you not like the idea because you feel it is too late in the engagement or are you opposed to engagement parties in general?

Post # 4
1844 posts
Buzzing bee

I think I would feel the same as you and probably decline the party.  After 2 years I think the e-party ship has kind of sailed.

Post # 5
7560 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

I think an engagement party is supposed to be right after you get engaged – so people can celebrate with you before the wedding is on the horizon. 

Post # 6
1463 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We didnt have an engagement party but my Fiance didnt want a bachelor party so we decided to have a Jack & Jill party as a way for our friends to meet and greet. Have our speeches and toast and let our hair down considering we would have been planning for a year and everyone is so excited. This way no one feels left out because everyone can attend.

We had to postpone due to his tour being extended so when he does come home everyone will be so happy that the wedding date has been set.

Post # 7
3571 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

At least in the US where I’m from, an “engagement” party is supposed to be a party to announce an engagement. Traditionally, this is done by someone inviting everyone to a party and making the announcement there as a surprise so that gifts are not involved. 

I wouldn’t bother since everyone knows you’re engaged. If she wants to have a party though, just have a party. Doesn’t really need to be an “engagement party.” 


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