(Closed) Engagement Party Wayyyy After Engagement?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 2
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Worker bee

Well someone throws you an engagement party, you don’t host it yourself. I think that timeline is fine given your extended engagement, but only if that’s when someone wants to host it for you.

Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

We got engaged in August and had our grandfathers pass away within 2 months of our engagement and each other so we were never up for an engagment party. And then the holidays came so it was definitely on the back burner. We graduate in May and our wedding will be May 19, 2016. We are thinking about having an engagement party after graduation! I obviously think it would be fine, especially since you still have 2 years til your wedding.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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FutureMrsHodgy:  I got engaged in 2011 we did have an engagement party untill december 2013 and no one said anything about the years gap. So I say go for it!

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Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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FutureMrsHodgy:  I don’t see a problem with it. We got engaged in November 2012 and my parents threw a small, informal mostly-family-only engagement party in June 2013. No one commented and it was a great opportunity for everyone to meet before the wedding.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

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FutureMrsHodgy:  if your wedding was like 6 months later id say skip it. But considering you long engagement and your inlaws wanting to host one I say go for it!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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FutureMrsHodgy: Honestly I’d think it was weird because an engagement party celebrates getting engaged and that was a year ago…It’d be like me throwing a birthday party a month before my birthday in honor of last year’s birthday party. But if I was your friend I’d go and never say anything to you about it, parties are fun so I guess why not if it doesn’t bother you timing wise. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

I’d probably give it the side eye. In my circle, engagement parties aren’t really done so getting invited to one a year after the event took place, may be misconstrued as a gift grab. You know your people. If you think your friends and family would be fine with this, then do it. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I agree with 

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carolinabelle: and 
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ilovebacon:. An engagement party is to celebrate a new engagement. Not something that has already been going on for a year. You don’t celebrate a pregnancy a year after the child is born. But a party is a party I guess. To each their own. By The Way, I am that a hole that says, “but haven’t you been engaged for a year?” I have a very small filter lol. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I would think it was a bit weird. I would think an engagement party would be to celebrate a new engagement. If I received the invite, I’d honestly be like, “Haven’t they been engaged for like a year?”. However, if you were my friend – I’d attend happily. 

Post # 13
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Worker bee

I personally think its completely fine, especially since you have had committments and haven’t had time to really plan anything about your wedding. If you want an engagement party, have one! My Fiance and I are having a really long engagement (engaged last may, haven’t even set a date) because we both have other things that take priority to wedding planning. That being said, I don’t think we are having an engagement party, but to be honest I don’t really care if I have one or not. But If you want one, I think its perfectly fine to have one, especially since your engagement will be long!

 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I got engaged in June 2014 and we are getting married October 2015.  We are having an engagement party May 2015.  My grandpa had a mini stroke in October 2014 which definitely put a stop to things and a great friend of my finance’s is getting married in April 2015 so we did not want to interfere with anything there.  In a perfect world it would have been earlier but things happen.  I’m looking forward to spending time with friends and family, it’s not a huge party mainly bridal party and close family.  You (hopefully) only get married once so enjoy all the parts of it no matter the timing.

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Post # 15
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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ilovebacon:  this. And im sure nobody will SAY anything to you but they may be giving you the side-eye or talking amongst themselves. 

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