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How to Planning Your Engagement Party(Top 10 Awesome Ideas)

MEGAN SORREL

 

It's incredible that in a world full of people, two individuals meet, fall in love and decide to spend their lives together.

 

As they begin the long journey of planning their wedding, detail by detail, one of the first things that comes to surface is planning the engagement party.

 

Let's break down one by one

 

1. Announce it to your loved ones

 

2. Selecting an auspicious date and venue for the announcement

 

3. Party games for your engagement party

 

4. Planning for the engagement party food

 

5. Photography and video

 

6. Looking for your dream home in time for your engagement party

 

7. Ask your best buddies to be the maid-of-honor and best man

 

8.Who Hosts The Engagement Party?

 

9.Informal Or Formal?

 

10.Are Gifts Required At An Engagement Party?

 

1. Announce it to your loved ones
You should tell your parents of your decision, ideally in person before anyone else. You can then share it with your close friends and relatives.


2. Selecting an auspicious date and venue for the announcement
One important part of your engagement party planning is choosing the date for your engagement party, it can be simple but tricky.

 

You may want to hold it at least six months ahead of your wedding so that the celebrations are close enough for friends and relatives to remember and not too near so that you don't get stressed up working on two very important events of your life.


There are so many choice venues for your party! It may be a simple and intimate affair at home, a special corner at your favorite restaurant or a private room at your favorite restaurant or a barbecue at the seaside.


3. Party games for your engagement party
Pick a few games and great party music to be included in your engagement party planning process.

 

Include some ice breaker games where everyone will get a chance to get to know each other especially for all the relatives and friends of both parties who will meet for the first time at your engagement party.


4. Planning for the engagement party food
There were many things people gripe about at wedding and engagement parties - unfortunately the party food is number on the list.

 

If you are planning to have pot luck, do co-ordinate all contributors' food so that you don't end up having two beef goulashes, three apple pies and 5 salads!


If you are not game to be the best chef in town, don't fret! Just let the restaurant or beach resort club take care of the food catering and setting.


5. Photography and video
Although this is not the wedding day, pictures do tell a thousand words and they do last a long time.

 

Depending on your budget, you can choose to get your friends and relatives to take pictures and capture your special moments on video camera or get a professional to do both photography and video for both events (your engagement and wedding).


6. Looking for your dream home in time for your engagement party
House hunting for that dream home is one of the most stressful and it is also one of your biggest investment ever.

 

Do look for a few good housing agents near your vicinity, get the National Accreditation Agency for Housing Agents list. Check out all the newspapers and websites for your locality.


Similarly, do visit home exhibitions and home projects launches to compare prices.

 

I spent a few months reading books and magazines on home decorations and went window shopping to get inspiration and ideas.

 

If you wish to conceptualize and put together all your ideas for your dream home, be prepared to spent a huge amount of time shopping and comparing prices at the furniture malls. Don't forget to bring along your calculators.


7. Ask your best buddies to be the maid-of-honor and best man
What better occasion to choose and ask your best friend and buddies to be the maid-of-honor and best man. I'm sure they will be very excited to be part of the team.


8.Who Hosts The Engagement Party?
Traditionally throughout the years, the parents of the bride-to-be host the party. They may enlist the help of the groom's parents if desired.

 

If the groom is from another area of the country, his parents may opt for a second party in their own hometown.

 

If this is the case, a party date should be set that allows the bridal couple to attend.

 

Times have changed and today, there is no set rule as to who plans and hosts the party. Many couples prefer to be in charge of the party event themselves.

 

Or friends may wish to host the party. No matter who gives the party, it is wise to remember that a date, at least six months before the actual wedding day, should be set.

 

9.Informal Or Formal?
An engagement party may be as formal or casual as the couple desires. Depending on the budget and their own personal tastes, anything from a backyard cookout to an evening of hors d'oeuvres and cocktails is appropriate.

 

Invitations should be sent to notify your guests of the event at least three weeks beforehand, so they can mark their calendars and plan to attend the party well in advance.

 

The bridal couple should keep in mind that anyone who is invited to the engagement party will also need to be on the wedding and reception guest list. This probably goes without saying.

 

However, not all of the wedding guests will need to be invited to the party. Usually, an engagement party is for close friends and family only.

 

10.Are Gifts Required At An Engagement Party?
Many guests will bring wedding gifts for the couple to the engagement party, although not everyone will. Etiquette implies that this is not required nor should it be expected.

 

Since there are those that desire to save the gift giving for the actual wedding reception, a simple heartfelt verbal "Thank You" followed by a written thank you card is the proper way to show your appreciation to those who decide a gift is appropriate.

 

Such as buy fashion jewelry,sterling silver ring,earrings,necklace and birthstone bracelet for wife, many fashion clutch purse will also popular by woman,which can carry on any occasion,

 

Any gifts brought to the engagement party should be opened at a later time privately to ensure that no one feels bad or unimportant.

 

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