(Closed) Engagement Party, Yes or No?

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
1070 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Do it!!!!!

It’s something to plan early on so you’re not thinking about wedding planning for a while (since you have time to spare).

Post # 4
259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@chazza88:  When would you have it? Your wedding is still pretty far out and your guest list might change quite a bit between then and now. Think about people you will meet in the next three years and people who you may have a falling out with. It does happen. I would just be worried because if you invite people to the engagement party, you should invite them to the wedding. So if you end up having a restricted guest list, that might put you in a pinch down the road.

If you did do a party, I would probably wait until you are closer to the 1 to 1 1/2 year mark of the wedding. But that’s just me. We aren’t having an engagement party, but that is what I would do.


Post # 5
1555 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Have one if that’s what you want to do, but I would have it closer to the actual wedding, I think. We didn’t have one.

Post # 6
1459 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo

Most people here will probably tell you to go for it, PPs seem to have been doing that already ^^


If people IRL tell you it’d be uncouth then just have a family party! XD Parties are fun, there shouldn’t always need to be a reason! 🙂


I disagree with JayJayBee slightly, I don’t think it’s necessary to invite people to the wedding if they were at the engagement party (not that I’m an etiquette expert or anything). If it were a party “just cause” you woudn’t have that problem anyway lol.

Post # 8
1293 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@chazza88:  We have a long engagement and decided to wait until it was a year away from the wedding and have an engagment party/ meet and greet. SOme of our wedding party and families dont know everyone so we decided to plan a bbq that kindof serves as a party for engagement but also to really kick off the year to come


Post # 9
933 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would say just have a big party. Deep down you can know it’s your engagement party, but you don’t need to label it, since people will judge!

Post # 10
1589 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I agree about having a party if you want to and not labeling it. I personally don’t really see the point of an e-party. I know some say it’s for people to get to know each other, but I’ve never been to a wedding where I feel like, thank god they had an e-party or I wouldn’t know any of these people. I feel like families get to know each other naturally.

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