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How to Plan an Engagement Party – A Complete Guide

Want an awesome engagement party? Great! Will you put in the time to plan one? That’s less fun than you want to admit.

While imagining a great event with your friends and family seems nice, actually making concrete steps towards it can seem daunting. Remember, throwing your engagement party together, the little details make all the difference.

To ensure you have the perfect engagement party, check out our list of tips and party planning ideas!

Who Traditionally Hosts an Engagement Party?

Many couples these days choose to host the engagement party themselves. For them, it is a chance to show off their love story and have everyone in attendance know that they are the perfect match for each other.

If you’re a little tight on your time and have money to spare, hiring someone to those your engagement party isn’t a bad idea either. In fact, asking your close friends to co-host your engagement party can make them feel special in your next milestone.

When Should You Throw an Engagement Party?

You can throw your engagement party three months after getting engaged. This will mean people will still be full of energy and happy to help you celebrate. It will also mean there is plenty of time to plan the wedding.

Send out the engagement party invitations well in advance. And if you’re sending paper invitations, choose ones that match your wedding invitations.

Where Should Your Engagement Party Take Place?

Depending on your guest list and desired party atmosphere, rent out space to hold your party. To determine what kind of space you need, check out the decor and theme of a venue before booking and committing to that space.

Feel free to enjoy browsing through gorgeous indoor and outdoor areas to make your engagement party dreams come true. Once you’ve chosen where to hold your party and settled on a theme, you’ll know how much space is required for the event and what kind of atmosphere you want to create.

If you are hosting an event, choosing a venue that matches the overall theme is a great way to go.

When hosting a party at your home, it is a good idea to invite only your closest family and friends, including one or two coworkers, if it’s an office party. This will help create a cosy atmosphere where everyone can mingle and have easy conversations.

What Is Traditional Engagement Gift Etiquette?

You should expect your guests to bring presents when they come to your engagement party. These presents are usually small and sentimental, but they can also be items they know you will need for your wedding day. 

If you’re not in the best situation to throw a massive party for all of your family members but would still like to celebrate with a few of your closest relatives, it’s completely understandable. 

Why Should You Throw an Engagement Party?

Have an engagement party if you want to show your love for your boyfriend or girlfriend. Take this opportunity to put down your inhibitions; it’s taken a while to find your perfect person, so show them off! Besides, any excuse for a party will do.

It’s also an important opportunity to meet your family and friends in person before you get married. Then there’s all the stress of planning the actual wedding, but that’s part of the fun of getting married!

You may choose to have a bridal shower beforehand or one on the same day as your wedding; it’s all up to you. You may also choose a destination wedding if you want to combine an elegant party with a vacation.

Prepare Your Engagement Party Today

Now, you have all the ideas for your most important questions. You know the “whys”, the “hows”, the “wheres”, and the “whos”. But if you still have trouble understanding a “what”, don’t panic!

We’ve got you covered. At The Kitchen, we have a few different engagement themes to fit your event planning needs. We offer party catering in the Home Counties and across the South of England. To begin plotting your engagement party, contact us today.


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