I'm Not Crazy About the Idea of an Engagement Party. Do I Have to Have One?

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Engagement parties: Wise tradition than a wasteful expense? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your engagement party questions in our daily post.

Do we have to have an engagement party?

You aren't required to have an engagement party, but it isn't a bad idea. Often it's the perfect opportunity to introduce parents and attendants to each other before the wedding. And don't think you're doomed to a stuffy cocktail party. Anything goes when it comes to engagement parties—from backyard barbecues to clam bakes—so make it as laid-back as you want.

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