(Closed) How many people are invited to your engagement party?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We ended up having about 75, which was waaaaaay more then I’d come close to imagining!  But my for my DH’s family and friends, this was the one time they’d be able to celebrate with us since most wouldn’t be able to make it to the USA (from the Netherlands) for our wedding.  We had about 1/2 family and 1/2 friends/co-workers of my husband there.  🙂  It was a great time!

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Don’t feel bad…..I’m not getting to plan my engagement party (traditionally in my culture, the bride’s parents plan the entire thing) and as far as I know right now, there are over 200 people invited.

Good times….LOL

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

We had about 60 people for our engagment party. I think as long as you aren’t reaching to find people and they are all family or close friends then I wouldn’t worry about how many people you have.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Due to various reasons we’re keeping ours pretty small and casual.  I’m guessing we’ll have between 20 and 30 people, but I’m pretty early in the planning stages.  We’re not doing any family friends or anything like that – mostly my friends and the small handful of FI’s friends that live in the city.  (Mutual friends of ours as well, of course!)

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I think we invited around 65 people and had about 50 or so there…it was such a fun time and the food/drink was great!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My in laws (who are throwing the party) invited a ton (I think pretty much everyone who is invited to the wedding), but only 35 are coming. Most of my family/our friends don’t live here, so we didn’t really expect them to travel just for an engagement party 🙂

At first, I didn’t want to invite people who aren’t in town, because I felt it was presumptuous and that they would think I expected them to travel. When I mentioned this to a few people, they said “No! Definitely send us an invite, we love seeing what’s going on with you and we won’t feel pressured!”. Since that was the general consensus, I let my in laws invite everyone. Like I said, most politely declined, but they were glad to be included, not offended.

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