(Closed) Engagment party?

posted 7 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@kelcheer412: Yup, our total engagement time is alittle over a year. We had our party a month after getting engaged while it was still new to us ๐Ÿ™‚ I wondered what was going on with the search…

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

We had one, but it’s kind of expected in my family. I think if your family usually has them then go for it! We are getting married in June 2012 and already had ours! We had sooo much fun and it was a wonderful way for the families to get together.

Post # 6
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10287 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Engagement parties aren’t popular in my circle. We didn’t have one and I’ve never attended one. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@kelcheer412: I don’t think there’s a time frame for one, if there is I don’t know about it… Maybe other bees will know. We had ours right after our engagement just because my mom was the one who planned it and she was too excited to wait. ๐Ÿ˜› Personally, I think June is fine!!

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I want one! I was kind of bummed because I thought for sure people would want us to have one/throw one for us when we went “home” (to Portland, where we lived before and where his family is) for the holidays, but it didn’t happen. ๐Ÿ™ I’m also curious as to what the appropriate time frame would be for one. We’ve still got quite a while left of our engagement, so maybe there’s still hope, lol.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@kelcheer412: There’s no official time frame I don’t think. In fact, you don’t HAVE to have one at all. We just chose to have one when we did because it was a way us to celebrate with our friends & family right away! I kind of assumed nobody would feel as if they needed to bring gifts or anything- it was very casual, BUT a few people did end up bringing small presents, wine, things like that (this was right before christmas too). I hadn’t been to any engagements parties prior to my own, so I was surprised.

Maybe do an outdoor BBQ or something equally casual, send in(e)vites that include formality etc & specify no gifts (nicely somehow)? It’s great your mom is so excited about it, she could possibly host, so she could send them for you/ you wouldn’t have to worry about getting the message across. Some people (like my mother) may bring you something no matter what you tell them, lol. Regardless of how popular it may be, it’s still an excuse to have a fun party with everyone you love, do what you’re comfortable with ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We didn’t have one, because we were far from home when we got engaged. Even if we were at home, I’m not sure I would have had one anyway – I’d prefer to save that money for the wedding.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

We didn’t have an engagement party…. not many people around here do…or they might have a get together with 10-15 people..but it’s never annything big. The night after he proposed, we invited out families over for some KFC….nothing formal. It was really night though…everyone was really excited. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I have never attended an engagement party but I am having one anyway! It’s only going to cost around $100.00 for some food so it’s not like I am making a big deal out of things. We are having it at my parents home with minimal fuss. Everyone is BYOB so we don’t have that cost.

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I think its done based on either region or culture. Its not necessarily needed, and so its a great place to save money if you were planning on throwing one yourself. But I’ve also been to some hosted by the parents as well.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Yep! We just had ours! 

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