Who Traditionally Hosts the Engagement Party?

Etiquette, Showers & Parties
Engagement Party Host Etiquette

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An engagement party is meant for you to share the excitement of your betrothal with the people you care about most! But with emailing, phone calls, social media, and texts, the big news is out way before a party is even thrown. Either way, an engagement party is the perfect way to celebrate this special occasion. But who is charge of all the planning?

Traditionally, engagement parties are hosted by the bride's parents. But it has become more acceptable for the groom's parents, other family members, and even close friends to plan and prep this exciting party. Some couples even choose to throw their own celebration.

With that being said, having more than one engagement party could be your best bet; depending on who wants to help plan the party and how many people offer to host one for you and your future husband. You can have a separate engagement party with your close relatives and family friends and have another party with your friends.

If you decide to have more than one engagement party, let your parents throw their get together first.

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