(Closed) How big should an engagement party be?

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ours was just close friends and family ao around 50 people.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I think it should just be close friends/family. Ours was around 30-35, and I thought it was the perfect size to mingle/enjoy ourselves (though it was only DH’s side of the family). I would probably invite wedding party + dates & immediate family members + dates. If necessary, I would also invite very close extended family members and close friends who didn’t make the wedding party cut.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@MrsCreeToBe:  I previously read on a wedding planning site that when you throw an engagement party you should invite everyone that you are inviting to the wedding, but I agree it’s too costly. I don’t think I’m going to have an engagement party but if I do, I will do something small. 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would invite the people who will be at your rehearsal dinner (bridal party, their dates, close family members).

ETA: It really shouldn’t be a particular size. It can be as large or small as you want. It also doesn’t need to be as formal as your wedding or match (colors/theme) your wedding.

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My parents hosted one for us with about 40 close friends and family members. They kept it simple and had it at their house with heavy appetizers. I think if you keep it to the group you mentioned above no one should be hurt.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think close friends and family.  I am not sure how e-parties work really.  But in fi’s family, they do a serenade for the bride and that is usually around 50 or so people (at least the ones I’ve been at).

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