(Closed) Engagement Party Timing

posted 6 years ago in Parties
  • poll: Has the window passed for an engagement party?
    Yes : (9 votes)
    27 %
    No : (24 votes)
    73 %
  • Post # 3
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    715 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    We got engaged on February 4 and our engagement party is this weekend. Like you, there was a bunch of stuff going on and it just wasn’t feasible until now. Plus, the party is in my hometown which is about six hours from where we are currently living, so we had to make sure we could go down for the whole weekend. 

    Post # 5
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    82 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    You can def have one in June.  One of my friends got engaged in February, had an engagement party in July and then got married the following August (13 months after the engagement party) and the timing seemed perfect!  I got engaged in early April and will likely be having an engagement party in late July. 

    Post # 6
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    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I think a lot of etiquette rules are silly, including this one. Have your party!

    Post # 7
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    3314 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    I was engaged in September and didn’t have an engagement party until March.  Honestly if this is a rule then it’s one meant to be broken in my opinion.

    Post # 8
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Agree with dodgergirlcpkl. I got engaged during a June month (it was a while ago :P) and we first attempted an engagement party the following mid December, but a snow storm caused us to cancel, and ended up having it late February. I think you can have the party anytime you very well feel like it πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
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    720 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Not at all, you’re still engaged right? πŸ™‚

    Post # 10
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    1512 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I thought the point of an engagement party was to announce your engagement? I’m not trying to be mean or anything, but I really don’t get the point of having one after everyone knows. Honestly, why do you have one then? I really do want to know. I’d love to have a party, but I thought that since everyone already knew, we had missed our chance? What’s the point of having a party now? Again, no sarcasm or anything, I really want to know since this whole engagement party thing is a foreign concept to me- I’ve never heard of anyone having one before WB.

    Post # 11
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    149 posts
    Blushing bee

    We got engaged in February and are having ours this weekend.  My family has to travel cross country so we had to wait so they could afford the trip.  We’re using the party as a way for our families to meet and our bridal party to get together.  

    Post # 13
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    1512 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Mashiara:  That’s true. I wish we could get our whole wedding party together now, so they could all meet, but two of my ladies are in different states. I think we’ll probably end up skipping the engagement party. Oh well. I hope you have fun at yours though!

    Post # 14
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I got engaged at the end of January and we aren’t having our engagement party until the begining of August. My brother got engaged a month before me and is in the Air Force so they are getting married this November and we are going to wait until October 2013, 2 wedding in two months is alot for one family; plus we are paying for it ourselves. But we feel with the wedding being so far away it will keep everyone interested in the wedding festivites and give the two families a good chance to get together and meet and mingle with each other as well as various family friends. I thought that I “missed my window” too, but then I thought to myself, I really don’t care; it’s my wedding and my money  im going to do what I want. =)

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee

    @Mrs. Bear Cheese Pie:  I agree, with all due respect I feel like it would be odd to have an “engagement party” so long after the actual engagement.  Just my 2 cents. πŸ™‚

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