Engagement Party

engagement.jpgThe Wedding Planner advises: Engagement parties are usually scheduled within a couple of months of the engagement. There are no hard-set rules about when an engagement party must occur. Even though, traditionally the parents of the bride host the engagement party, it can be hosted by anyone close to the bride and groom. The location of the party is insignificant. A friend’s house or the parents’ home are both popular choices. It is quite common for the bride and groom to host it. You should invite anyone that’s important to you, friends, family, coworkers and school friends.Engagement parties are informal events. The food is usually finger food, or something simple. It is not advisable to introduce the parents for the first time to each other. It would be best to choose a more intimate occasion when only the parents and bride and groom are present.
A pre-engagement dinner might the perfect solution to introduce your parents to each other.
While engagement parties are fun, they can be expensive. They are more advisable for couples with long engagement; it may be awkward to have an engagement party only a few months before the wedding.You shouldn’t expect gifts as etiquette does not dictate that guests should bring them.

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