(Closed) Pre-Wedding Party Problem…HELP!!!

posted 6 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
660 posts
Busy bee

@dtz09:  I’m having this issue too. We live in Dubai, but most of our family is based in the UK, yet we are having our wedding in Sri Lanka. The most important ppl will be at our wedding, but the majority of our large families will not be able to attend, which is fine by us, as we want it to be initimate and we need to watch costs – However, some people really will be missed.

FI’s mother has offered to host a party in January 2013, when we are over in the UK for my cousins wedding, this will happen after my cousins wedding. We think about 100 ppl will come, and these will be people who we would naturally invite, if we were marrying in the UK. My Fiance and I wanted to do this any way, so the fact that his mum is offering to cover costs is a bonus.

The party will happen 1 year after our engagement and 1 year before the wedding.

Now, we had our recent engagement party with friends in Dubai, a very chilled one, but felt bad that our families missed out and that we coud not share it with  them. We also would love to involve those who cant make it out to our actual wedding with some kind of party. We are not looking for gifts, that is not our objective, we just want to have a good evening with all those we love………so the names I have thought of are:

*Rio & Adam’s belated engagement party (UK)

*Meet the families – Pre wedding party.


DTZ – Please use the above if it fits….

ANY OTHER suggestions Bee’s?


Thanks girls….

Post # 4
75 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Personally I would call it an engagement party. I think people will underStand the situation and not beoffended that they aren’t invited to the wedding

Post # 5
2716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Hmm…I think the only way this would work is if you removed all aspects of the wedding from the party and just had, well, a normal party.  It’s very rude to invite people to a pre-wedding party and not the wedding.   I think lots of guests would expect to be invited and offended when they found out their weren’t.  Another option is to just have a second reception-style party after the wedding.


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