Engagement Party Ideas | Engagement Party Favors

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Did you just get engaged and now you’re looking for some engagement party ideas? This article will give you a starting point for this special party, starting with who should host it, where to have it and who to invite.

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Engagement Party Ideas | Engagement Party Favors

  1. 1. Engagement Party Ideas | Engagement Party Favorscreativepersonalizedkeepsakes.com/engagement-party-ideas/Did you just get engaged and now you’re looking f or some engagement party ideas? This article will give you astarting point f or this special party, starting with who should host it, where to have it and who to invite.Not everyone has an engagement party, especially if the twopeople who are getting married and their respective f amilyand f riends have known each other f or a while.Or if you’re planning a small wedding with only very immediatef amily and the closest of f riends, you might not even thinkabout having an engagement party.But if you met in college or you met online, they’re a f un andcasual way to get all your f amily members and f riendstogether to break the ice bef ore the wedding day. I think itmakes it easier f or the in-laws especially to meet and mingleif they’ve already been introduced and spent some casualtime together.Remember, this isn’t going to be a pre-wedding reception so don’t go planning anything f ormal or extravagantf or this event. Lots of couples have simple backyard barbecues or meet at a local restaurant f or lunch or anearly dinner.So let’s dig in.When Should You Have the Party?First, are you planning a “long” engagement? In other words, you’ve set the date f or at least six months out? Ifso, you’re good. The one thing you don’t want to be doing is trying to come up with engagement party ideasthat will sort of cross over into the plans f or the reception.Ideally, you want to have your engagement party about three months af ter you’ve of f icially announced thatyou’re engaged, but no longer than six months bef ore your wedding.Who Hosts An Engagement Party?The bride’s parents usually plan and host the party, but today a lot of couples are already living together orgetting married later in lif e, so it’s pretty common that they’ll host their own party.Who Is Invited?First of all, don’t make the mistake of inviting anyone to the engagement party that you’re not planning oninviting to the wedding. That would just be rude. But you also don’t have to invite everyone on your guest listeither.Usually the engagement party is meant f or the f amilies of the couple to be introduced bef ore the rehearsal oreven bef ore the wedding shower, if they haven’t already had the opportunity.It’s easier to plan out wedding showers if the f uture mothers-in-law have gotten acquainted. And if the bridalparty wants to plan a bachelorette party f or the bride, the engagement party gives the girls – and the guys – arelaxed way to get to know each other too.Where Do You Have an Engagement Party?
  2. 2. Engagement party ideas f or where to have the event againdepends on what type of theme you’re having. If you’rehaving a simple and casual backyard barbecue or pool partyand you have the room at your house or the parent’s house,this is a really inexpensive way to go f or a location.Even if you want something casual but you don’t have theroom f or the amount of guests you expect to invite, you canlook into renting a covered pavilion at a local public park oreven an amusement park.The ideas are pretty much endless. To come up with some more engagement party ideas, just think about whatyou would do f or any other type of party and how f ormal or casual you want the party to be.You also might have to take your budget into consideration and that might play a huge part in what the partywill be planned out to be like.Party InvitationsYour invitations should give the guests an idea of the style or type of party you’re planning. For example, ifyou’re hosting your engagement party in an upscale restaurant with f ine dining, you don’t want to sendinvitations that look like you’re throwing a backyard pool party. And vice versa.Either way, you can still save money by doing your own invitations on your computer or if everyone’s prettyregular on Facebook, just set up a Facebook Event and use that f or the RSVP too.Food for the PartyYou have a lot of options f or how you’re going to f eed your guests f rom having the event catered to asking allyour guests to bring either a main or side dish and you all f eed yourselves.Again, your menu will depend a lot on where you’re having the party. If you’re planning a somewhat f ormaldinner party, you won’t have to worry about the f ood because the restaurant will take of that or you’ll behaving it catered.At the same time, if you’re having the party at your house or you’re leasing a park pavilion, you may be able tohave a local caterer deliver and set up your f ood f or you bef ore the guests arrive.Engagement Party FavorsWhile some people may think that party f avors aren’t really necessary and your guests won’t miss them, it’sstill nice to have unexpected little ‘thank you’s’ to give your guests, especially f or this type of party.Favors f or an engagement party should be f un and just a small token to share your excitement about gettingengaged.One of the best ways to give inexpensive f avors is to look into custom laminated bookmarks. They’re usef ul,practical, inexpensive and f it right in to any of the engagement party ideas you come up with.You can get really creative with engagement party f avors too by putting your engagement photo on them and ifyou already have your wedding date set, these can also double as Save the Date announcements f or yourguests to take home with them.

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