The engagement party the perfect opportunity to have some much-deserved fun before the wedding planning begins! OK, so we admit it is not THE most important thing, but it really is a great time to introduce families to one another. This event makes it possible to introduce key friends and family that will be helping you throughout the planning process and to announce the wedding details.
The nuts and bolts:
Engagement parties are usually held within a few months of the proposal. It can be hosted by anyone, from your parents to the maid of honor. Today, many couples are beginning to host the party themselves. If you chose to do so remember that as the host, you and your finance will have to foot the bill.
Engagement parties can be as formal or intimate as you’d like. Check out these trendy engagement party ideas.
- Backyard BBQ- Perfect for the laid back couple that loves to get friends and family together for a good time.
- Cocktail Party-The hipsters can create a club or lounge atmosphere in your home or at a trendy venue. Share the story of how you first met over a signature cocktail.
- Classic Brunch- Traditionals can share your favorite breakfast foods with the ones you love at this classic event in a pristine setting of your choice.
- Family Dinner- Blended families may use this option to announce in a warm and cozy setting.
Note: Co-authored by A Paradigm Shift Event, LLC team member Ja'Nell Henry