You're finally engaged and now it's time to CELEBRATE! From the endless possibilities of where, when, and how you should celebrate – to who should be in attendance, we've got you covered with three important tips for planning your engagement party.
This will be the first event (of many) during your engaged season, so let's get this party started!
Tip #1: Have Your Engagement Party WHEN You're Ready
Are you ready to celebrate as soon as Mr. Right pops the Q? Would you rather wait a few weeks, settling into the newness of being engaged?
Typically, engagement parties take place within the month of your proposal date. This allows you to celebrate immediately after saying, “Yes!” or waiting a bit before sharing your new, exciting news.
No matter your decision, make sure you’re celebrating when you’re both ready. In the hustle and bustle of the wedding industry, it’s easy to feel like everything needs to get done RIGHT NOW.
Rest assured sweet bride (or soon-to-be bride), you will never regret doing things in your own timing.
Tip #2: Choose a Venue WHERE You Feel Most Comfortable
Where you celebrate your engagement party is totally up to you and your new fiance. We suggest choosing a place that you feel comfortable and relaxed.
If you’re not used to being the center of attention, having a familiar or favorite place as your party venue will help ease your new bride-to-be nerves! If you have a family member or friend who is willing to host for you, that might be an excellent option for a location.
Tip #3: Invite WHO You Want to
It’s easy to feel the pressure from family and friends about who should be invited to your bridal events. For your engagement party, celebrate how YOU want to.
Whether you’d rather have a small gathering of just family, all of your family and friends, or two parties of both – make sure you include those that you want to be in attendance.
Remember: this is your first of many bridal events, and a celebration of your journey of love!
Important Planning Tip:
Don’t feel like you have to do this all on your own! Many family members or friends would love to help put the details together for your engagement party (if not plan/throw it for you!) Delegating is a beautiful thing, and you might find out that people are more than happy to contribute if only asked!