(Closed) I want an engagement party…what do I do?

posted 11 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

Maybe your family or FIs family can host?  Future Mother-In-Law hosted ours. 

We invited any local guests + family- I think we had about 70 people at ours and we had it at FMIL’s house.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I told my mom that I wanted an engagement party . . . and to make it happen Wink

We ended up having an engagement/housewarming party and invited wedding party, immediate family and aunts/uncles.

Post # 5
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Worker bee

We threw our own! We just invited folks who were local and had drinks/snacks in a private room in a restaurant. It was fun!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Throw it yourself, everyones game for a party, but if no ones offered it might be on you to do the hosting.  We had an engagement party at our house, no gifts, just an informal backyard bbq with our families and friends in the area.  We didn’t really invite people out of town, since it was really informal and more of a chance of our families to meet.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee

My aunt threw ours. I never heard of the bride and groom throwing their own engagement party, but you totally could.

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

yeah, you need to at least invite the mother of the groom and his sisters.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@becoming…I am pretty sure the Maid/Matron of Honor doesn’t throw the engagement party. I think it would be a good idea to talk to both parents…and if neither wants to take on the responsibility…there is nothing wrong with you two throwing yourself one.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Yeah, we planned ours around when our parents and siblings could come, but they were mainly the only out of town people there.  But I’ve been to more formal engagement parties where they invited most people from their wedding there.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

well, it depends on your budget for it.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Agree, depends on how formal you want it, who all you want to invite, and budget.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wanted one too. I ended up winnning a free dinner for 8 at the Spaghetti Warehouse, so I used that for our immediate families to meet. It was so fun. It doesn’t have to be anything grand.

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