Me and my hubby-to-be want our marriage and our school to co-exist, so, as you may have noticed in my signature, we've got 2 years before the actual date of our blessed event. The problem? He wants to propose to me this year because we're both very excited about finally deciding to move ahead and want to shout it to the world xD But...Since we're not getting married until after we're out of junior college and ready to go into university, we'll technically be engaged for a little over a year. So, I'm wondering, what am I supossed to do about an engagement party? Should we throw it when we get engaged or wait until it's a little closer to the wedding? Any help on this will be muchly appreciated~Thanks ladies!
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MrsCole - I would wait until you are officially engaged to throw an engagement party.
I also wouldnt' worry too much about who throws the engagement party. Ostensibly, my parents threw our engagement party (my Mom sent out the e-vite), but in practical terms, FH and I threw it ourselves (we bought the food and did all the work). Our party involved just our family and close friends, so we weren't worried about offending anyone with a break in protocol. We had our party about 13 months in advance of our wedding date.
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 11:19 AMGo to messagein response to: MrsCole
I would personally throw it around the time you get engaged. If you wait until a year before it's going to run showers and general planning. Also if you have some time in between it wouldn't look like all you want is gifts.
My personal feeling on the whole engagement party thing is if you plan on having a long engagement throw the party. If you plan to have the "normal" engagement period then just pass on it, but that's just me.