If you are newly engaged you are already thinking about planning your wedding and honeymoon. But don’t forget about your engagement party. It is an opportunity to share one of the happiest moments of your life with friends and family. Here is how to make your engagement party a smash.
Keep It Casual
Engagement parties should be casual affair. Don’t worry about scripting out every moment. This is not a wedding reception after all. It is a party. Keep it loose and casual. Ask your friends to wear comfortable clothes and bring their dancing shoes.
Keep the stress off by renting a venue for your party. Most wedding venues double quite nicely as engagement party venues. Venues, like Ritz Celebration, provide parking and services like catering to make an engagement party a night to remember.
Want to do something a little more creative than just a party with food, friends and drinks? Consider building a theme around your engagement party. The options for this type of party are virtually limitless. You could throw a costume engagement party, or a theme engagement party – like a 80s Theme Night or even a Star Trek Themed Engagement Party.
Your options are only limited by your imagination.
Invite Friends and Family
Wedding is a great way to bring people together, but the chances are not every one of your friends will be able to attend your wedding. An engagement party is a great opportunity to bring together friends and family together who may miss your wedding.
You should invite people to your engagement party about a month in advance. No fancy invites are needed. Most people use Facebook or emails to send out engagement party “e-vites”.
You will want to hold your party about 1 to 2 months after your initial proposal and about 6 to 9 months before the wedding.