(Closed) Who throws the engagement party?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Our parents threw one for us, jointly. No idea what etiquette dictates though.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I was offered by my Mother-In-Law, but I didn’t even bother. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My oldest sister/MOH hosted our’s. I agree with @RunsWithBears: that it can be anyone besides you guys.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

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.

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