Engagement Party help!!

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MrsCole Posts : 9 Registered: 2/23/08
Engagement Party help!!
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 2:27 AM

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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seadreamer Posts : 522 Registered: 6/8/07
Re: Engagement Party help!!
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 9:50 AM Go to message in response to: MrsCole

Engagement parties are hosted by someone other than the bride and groom.  You are not to host your own party.  Also, engagement parties are not a necessity, so I really wouldn't worry about it.



Love2u Posts : 1,661 Registered: 10/24/07
Re: Engagement Party help!!
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 10:00 AM Go to message in response to: MrsCole

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.


Re: Engagement Party help!!
Posted: Feb 25, 2008 11:19 AM Go to message in 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.


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