Getting engaged is possibly one of the most exciting times of your life. Most ladies have been dreaming of their perfect wedding since they were little girls, and the time has finally come to start planning it. But before you get on with that, you should consider throwing “the engagement party of the year” to officially let the world know your good news.
Engagement parties can be very expensive, lavish events or they can be budget friendly and functional. All the while remaining true to the style of the bride and groom’s wedding taste. And with these easy points to remember, you can personalise your event just the way you want it.
The first thing to consider for your engagement party is your guest list and sending out invitations. Your guest list shouldn’t include anyone that you won’t be inviting to your wedding. And if you haven’t decided on exactly who you plan on inviting to your big day, it would be a good idea to stick to just your close family and friends for the engagement party. To keep your invitations budget friendly you should send e-invitations as they’re casual and easy to create. You can go wild with hundreds of designs to choose from, and they definitely don’t have to match your formal wedding invitation.
Once you’ve decided on your guest list, it’s time to find a venue for your engagement party. You need somewhere that isn’t too far for most guests to travel, but that also offers menu and seating options for everyone. Will you be having a formal sit down dinner, buffet style meal or maybe just a great selection of finger snacks for your guests to help themselves? Your chosen venue would be able to advise on the best option considering your budget and the feel you’re going for.
The focus of your engagement party should be on celebrating your new engagement. You could add a few choice decor items to enhance the vibe, or leave it up to the current venue’s setup to enhance the theme and mood. Having some flower arrangements on the tables will go along way in creating the right ambience for your party.
Last but not least, you want people to recognise that you are the couple of the hour. Make sure you choose your outfits accordingly. Go for slightly more formal attire if it’s a sit down dinner, or lovely light colours for a garden party. Whatever you choose to wear, ensure that you and your partner complement each other, and that it makes you feel comfortable and special.
Here’s to an amazing engagement party!