Planning an Engagement Party? Follow These Rules, Then!
It is a well-known fact that weddings are quite confusing in terms of the etiquette you’re expected to follow – but did you know there’s an etiquette for engagement parties as well? Of course, you want everyone invited to this party to feel great while celebrating your big life milestone – but what are the etiquette rules that will help you do this?
We have gathered some of them below – continue reading and find out more.
You have a lot of freedom when planning the perfect engagement party – but there’s something you should never compromise on: your guest list. If someone is invited to this event, they absolutely HAVE TO be invited to the wedding as well. Put yourself in their position: how would you feel if a friend invited you to their engagement party and not to their wedding?
Most of the times, toasts are not really a “thing” during these parties. Still, don’t be surprised if some of your guests want to say a couple of words for you and your loved one. Remember that this can be tricky, especially if you have friends who start making cheeky jokes after a couple of drinks – if you know anyone like this, just try to talk to them before and tell them to abstain from this kind of anecdotes and stories.
Gifts aren’t requested at engagement parties either. However, some of your guests might still want to bring you something. That is precisely why it’s important to have a wedding registry in place by the time you invite anyone to the engagement party – it’s not that you’re asking them to bring gifts, it’s just that a wedding registry makes it easier for them to make the right choice when it comes to this.
Last, but not least, keep in mind that your engagement party should take place about two months into your actual engagement (but usually no sooner than 6 weeks). This allows you plenty of time to plan the event, as well as personally announce all of your closest friends and relatives.
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