Post # 1
I always assumed that one or both of he parents through the engagement party. My parents haven’t said anything about one, but my fiancés parents have said that they were thinking of doing one later closer to the date. However, my MoH, who got engaged a month after me and is getting married a month before me, is throwing herself an engagement party next week and now I am worried that maybe my fiancé and I should have thrown one a few months ago (we got engaged in march)
Post # 3
Our parents threw one for us, jointly. No idea what etiquette dictates though.
Post # 4
I was offered by my Mother-In-Law, but I didn’t even bother.
Post # 5
Etiquette says that anyone but the bride and groom can host an engagement party. It’s considered in poor taste to throw a party in your own honor. So if your Future In-Laws want to throw you an engagement party, I say let them! And if no one offers, then I wouldn’t do one at all.
Post # 6
FI’s parents did, but I sent out the invites and we had an engagement BBQ to celebrate. We asked for no gifts. It was just to have fun.
Post # 7
My oldest sister/MOH hosted our’s. I agree with @RunsWithBears: that it can be anyone besides you guys.
Post # 9
My Maid/Matron of Honor and one of the groomsmen(they are married) are having ours. FI’s boss/friend will be doing the cooking and another friend’s band is doing the music.
Post # 10
One of the wonderful people I work for is throwing ours as our wedding gift! She said it was that or a fondue set! =)
Post # 11
FI’s parents are incredibly generous and offered to throw us an engagement party as a gift. We are having it somewhat lowkey, with just closest friends and family at a restaurant. They are closing it down for us that night. We are having it about 3 months from the time we got engaged and about 10 months away from the wedding.