(Closed) Having an engagement party with FI's family not in the country?

posted 5 years ago in Parties
Post # 4
2114 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I never considered the engagement party to be when the families met. Then again, we all know each other already. However, my friends who got engaged back in September met in college, 6 hours from his immediate family, much further from the rest where as her family lived within an hours drive, furthest relative being 2 hours. Their engagement party had no family there. It was them, us, and a bunch of our friends at a karaoke bar singin love songs! What better way to celebrate an engagement!

Post # 5
454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

Our engagement party was Saturday night, FI’s family mostly lives in Germany so he only had his parents, sister, grandma, an aunt, uncle and one cousin there while there were 40+ members of my family and some of my friends and his mum’s friends (none of his friends either) i was worried about the dynamic but it worked really well and was an amazing night, I say if you want one and he’s happy with it then go for it! 

Post # 6
7561 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2013

Do you have enough people do invite otherwise? If so I think it’s fine to have an engagement party. 

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