(Closed) Too late for an engagement party?

posted 8 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What should we do?
    Have the e-party barbeque : (13 votes)
    68 %
    Have a barbeque, invite the same people, but don't call it an e-party : (6 votes)
    32 %
    Just go out to dinner and cross your fingers it's not awkward. : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    2714 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    We just got engaged at the end of August and we’re not having our engagement party until November! (We’re not getting married until 2012 though so we’re on a different timeline than you.)

    I don’t think it really even sounds like an e-party — we’re invited aunts, uncles, cousins, etc. So I really think that you can just have a bbq and get away with not calling it an e-party. It’s just a get together for everyone to meet each other. I think it’s a great idea!

    Post # 4
    1184 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    have an engagement party bbq! it’s not too late. i just went to an engagement party for a couple that has been engaged for almost a year already. we are having the stiff awkward first meeting dinner next month but now you’re inspiring me, maybe we should do something more casual. i am so jealous of the girls who say their parents and ILs get along great and everyone is one big happy family.

    Post # 5
    50 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    We all live in the same town and had been dating 3 years when we got engaged last fall and My parents didnt meet FH’s mom until my shower in august.

    I think it would be fine to have a bbq and invite them.

    Post # 7
    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    I don’t think it too late at all! We got engaged the end of May, and just had our e-party at the beginning of September. We’re also having a 2 year engagement. I think your totally in the clear, plus it sounds like a pretty intimate, informal party, not really like a full fledge e-party. 

    Post # 8
    841 posts
    Busy bee

    I think having a bbq and calling it an e-party is an awesome idea :). It would be a great way to ‘break the ice’ between families. Good call! >.<

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