engagement party

The ring is on your finger and the news is out! You’re engaged and it’s time to PAR-TAY. Fall is the perfect time to celebrate, so we’re sharing with you our guide to hosting the perfect engagement event.

Who to host?
If you’re planning an engagement celebration, it’s important to think about who will host the event. Traditionally the bride’s parents were responsible for playing host to engagement festivities, however these days it’s completely up to you. Who hosts the event will determine important elements including venue, budget and theme, so best to get this settled before you progress any further.

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With the abundance of florals and foliage about, fall is the perfect time to host an engagement event. But no matter what time of year you choose, set your date early so you can give friends and family plenty of notice. You can clue them in with engraved mirror acrylic or engraved heart wooden wedding save-the-dates with magnets for proud display.

Save the date

As a general rule, engagement parties are usually held around six months before your nuptials but again this is totally up to you. It may be dependent on factors including if you are having a destination or smaller wedding and many guests won’t be attending the main event.

Budget boundaries

As mentioned earlier, hosting duties may influence engagement party budgets so make sure you take this into consideration when planning your engagement soiree.

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Cue invites
Now comes the fun part. Let people know you want them to share in your celebrations by inviting them to your party! For organized brides-to-be, this may be the first taste of what’s in store for their entire wedding celebrations – kick-starting your theming for every step of your wedding journey.

Whether it’s part of your bigger vision or just a one-off, you can’t go wrong with seasonal fall favorites. Choose from on-trend invites including engraved wooden invites, engraved square acrylic invites or our personal pick engraved royal-style mirror acrylic invitations to die for!

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Fabulous food and drink
Whether you’re hosting at home or hiring a venue, planning your engagement party menu is an important part of your celebrations. Plenty to eat and drink keeps your guests in good spirits throughout your festivities – however don’t go overboard otherwise you’ll end up with lots of leftovers, intoxicated guests and a big bill!

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Tip: figure out a per head food and beverage cost and stick to that in planning your engagement party menu. For an added touch, you can display your event menus throughout your celebrations to get your guests excited about what’s to come.

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Designer décor and details
Now’s the part where you get to add your own personal touches to your engagement party event. Highlight your unique couple style and individual personalities with personal touches that make your celebrations special.

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Give your guests a memento to excite and inspire them about the rest of your celebrations to come. Details including gorgeous mini hessian burlaps with wooden gift tags or rustic key bottle openers with wooden gift tags add an extra special sentiment to your celebrations.

To gift or not to gift?

There is a certain etiquette around engagement party gifting. Many people believe you should pay roughly the same on an engagement gift as it’s costing the couple per head to host the party e.g. two people attending @ around $50 per head = $100 engagement present.

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However, there now also exists a wide variety of engagement gift options – from wishing wells to gift cards and ‘no present’ stipulations. So, if you have no idea what the spend per head would be and are overwhelmed with options, you can never go wrong with a personalised engagement gift for the happy couple.

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Dress to impress
This is your moment in the spotlight and your first official celebration to mark the beginning of your journey toward marital bliss. Whatever your personal style – fun and funky, sleek and sophisticated, cool and casual, or for some couples matching marital wear (!) -- wear it with pride and remember to let your individual personality shine through.

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Dress according to the style and tone of your engagement party celebrations. And above all, remember everyone is attending to share in your happiness so let your hair down and have a little fun!

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