(Closed) Engagement party or no engament party?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@alyssaC:  How about you make it a small affair to begin with? Sorry people aren’t for the engagement. I’d say it would make more sense to have it now, since it’s celebrating the engagement. If it’s closer to the wedding it might not make much sense. I can’t really give much more advice. I didn’t have an engagement party. Good luck and Congrats!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@alyssaC: Sorry to hear some people are not in favor of your engagement but nonetheless, congrats! ๐Ÿ™‚ I would suggest to have an intimate affair with your closest family and friends who are supportive on your engagement. 

 

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@alyssaC:  You could just send out engagement announcments.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

I am young and did not have an engagement party. It worked out =)

 

Also, some people in my fam were not in support either… I just keep my distance. I feel like letting them be as involved as they feel comfortable and not throwing the big engagement party has made it easier to accept with time. I feel like an engagement party to one who is not in support would be like salt on a wound and may make things sad for you, if they were to show up all frowny-faced. You know? That was one of the deciding factors for me.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

Since you took you engagement now, it makes more sense to me to celebrate now. Having said that can you make the celebration an intimate affair with close family and friends? maybe go out to dinner or have a small casual party? 

Family members always tend to find fault with something so do as you like and what feels right for you

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

If you want and your parents or grandmother offer, I say go for it.  The smaller the better anyway.  Those few are the ones that love and support you so why not celebrate with them.  And since your wedding is so far off, it’ll be nice to get the festivies started by kicking it off with your little engagement party.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

I think when we get our wedding date set in stone we’ll have a “we set the date party”

We got engaged last August and we were both so swamped that we couldn’t make a single date work for an engagement party… but I still want to have one!

Post # 10
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

We had an engagement BBQ.  It was a lot of fun.  =) We were engaged Christmas 2010 and had our engagment BBQ on July 16th, 2011.  No gifts were involved and all we expected out of people was to have fun and be merry.  

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

Who knows, maybe “set the date” will start a new trend ๐Ÿ™‚ Long engagements are so commonplace now, I could see it happening.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Aw I would do an engagement party! I’m sorry to hear people aren’t “for” your engagement party…but just like the other bee said, maybe this would be a realization to the family that yes this is happening and they can start getting excited for you!

My parents are throwing Fiance and I an engagement party in a few weeks, we only invited close family and friends (will be about 40 people max)…its just a cookout/summer bbq-very casual and no gifts! I’d suggest keeping it a simple get together if you do it! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

We had a couples shower, it was a lot of fun!!  It was 2 months before the wedding, and my Maid/Matron of Honor planned it along with my parents, it was simple and so much fun.  We had dancing and games and lots food ๐Ÿ™‚

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