22 Festive Engagement Party Invitations That Won't Break the Bank

Whether you're celebrating your engaged status with a quiet, backyard dinner party or a blowout bash

Black engagement party invitation with floral print

Minty Paperie Shop

After that first selfie of your ring, next up comes sending out engagement party invitations to celebrate your new relationship status with your nearest and dearest. And while an engagement party is by no means a required pre-wedding event, many couples are choosing to celebrate the momentous occasion with friends and family shortly after the question has been popped. Plus, who can say no to a party exclusively dedicated to you and your future spouse.

When it comes to engagement party etiquette, the bride's parents have traditionally taken over as hosts in the past. Now, though, couples are turning the tables and throwing their own pre-wedding celebrations, or instead, relying on a close friend or relative to do the honors. And, as for the formality of the occasion, truly anything goes.

If you're envisioning a cozy dinner, a backyard BBQ, a garden-party lunch, or a blowout bash that could rival most actual weddings, inviting your guests to the event with a piece of stationery that sets the tone for your party—and wedding style in general—is always a nice touch. But remember, your engagement party invites don't have to match the ones you pick for the big day, so get creative and select something fun.

Luckily, there are plenty of festive pieces of stationery perfect for your pre-wedding celebration. And even better, these pretty picks don't have to break the bank. Typically, only friends and family worthy of wedding invites should be added to your engagement party guest list, meaning your headcount will likely be on the smaller side and your expected costs can only go down. Plus, there are even options from digital downloads that you can print at home to preprinted options that all come in at less than $250 for 100 invitations. But while you're selecting the best choice for you and your partner, be sure to include the main details: both your and your partner's names, the celebration's host, date, time, location, and RSVP information. Keep things short and sweet with your introduction, and you'll be all set! Read on for 22 festive invitations to get your engagement party planning started.

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"Chateau" Engagement Party Invitation

Elegant engagement party invitation

Paper Source

Perhaps your parents want to throw an upscale dinner or cocktail party in honor of your engagement. If that's the case, make sure this elegant option stays on their radar.

SHOP NOW: Paper Source, starting at $44 for 20

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"Fingerprint Heart" Engagement Party Invitation

Fingerprint hearts engagement party invitation

Minted

Designed to look like a blend of your fingerprints, this pink heart emblem is too sweet to pass up.

SHOP NOW: Angelene for Minted, starting at $60 for 25

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"She Said Yes" Engagement Party Invitation

Gold balloon engagement party invitation

Zazzle

It's truly not a party until the gold statement balloons make an appearance, so set the tone for the engagement celebration with a card that pays homage to the best decorations.

SHOP NOW: Redwood & Vine for Zazzle, starting at $2.26 per card

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"Coupling" Engagement Party Invitation

Gold, white, and black engagement party invitation

Paperless Post

For more low-key affairs, a digital invite will suffice, and this option takes the hassle out of mailing. Plus, the more you order, the more you save, and you can easily keep tabs on everyone's RSVPs from the site.

SHOP NOW: Kelly Wearstler for Paperless Post, price upon request

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"Bling" Engagement Party Invitation

Diamond engagement party invitation

Minted

Minted engagement party invitations make designing your own cards an absolute breeze, especially with free recipient addressing and the opportunity to work with a professional graphic designer. We're loving the tiny nod to your bridal bling on this card, which allows you to choose from one of three colors and five different border shapes.

SHOP NOW: Lauren Chism for Minted, starting at $64 for 25

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Engagement Invitation Template

Simple engagement party invitation

Amy Tarah Designs

Allow a reference to one of Beyoncé's most popular hits to alert your nearest and dearest of the upcoming festivities with this fun choice.

SHOP NOW: Amy Tarah Designs, $15.43 for digital file

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"Engagement Hearts" Invitation

Cursive and hearts engagement party invitation

Polka Dot Paper UK

We say the simpler, the better when it comes to your engagement party stationery. Get the point across with pretty cursive and a few hearts nestled neatly above the important logistical details.

SHOP NOW: Polka Dot Paper UK, $19.80 for digital file

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"Bowling Pins" Engagement Party Invitation

Bowling engagement party invitation

Zazzle

You won't strike out with this option. Save the calligraphy for the wedding invites and keep your engagement party cards on the lighthearted side, especially for a casual get-together such as a night at the bowling alley.

SHOP NOW: Redwood & Vine for Zazzle, starting at $2.26 per card

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"Bubbly" Engagement Party Invitation

Pop the bubbly engagement party invitation

Minted

Champagne and celebrating tend to go hand in hand, hence why this engagement card makes for the perfect quirky party invitation.

SHOP NOW: Rebecca Bowen for Minted, starting at $64 for 25

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"Finally!" Engagement Party Invitation

Finally engaged engagement party invitation

Aceti Design Co.

Poke fun at a long-awaited engagement with stationery guaranteed to make your party attendees grin.

SHOP NOW: Aceti Design Co., price upon request

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"Winter Forest" Engagement Party Invitation

Brown paper engagement party invitation with tree

Zazzle

Consider your fall engagement party invitations taken care of, especially if you're hosting the celebration outdoors. We love the simplicity of this option.

SHOP NOW: Redwood & Vine for Zazzle, starting at $2.80 per card

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"Blue Floral" Engagement Party Invitation

Blue floral engagement party invitation

Paper Source

Somewhat reminiscent of chinoiserie ceramics, this pretty stationery makes a striking statement. Plus, it's eco-friendly and produced from 100 percent post-consumer waste.

SHOP NOW: Paper Source, starting at $44 for 20

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"Truffle" Engagement Party Invitation

Vintage black engagement party invitation

Minted

For couples seeking cards that maintain some realm of formality without going overboard, this is the one for you. Exuding a slightly vintage vibe, this sleek stationery paves the way for a sophisticated sit-down dinner.

SHOP NOW: Chocomocacino for Minted, starting at $64 for 25

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"Deep Sea" Engagement Party Invitation

Blue octopus engagement party invitation

Zazzle

Nautical wedding on the brain? Keep the theme consistent with sea-inspired stationery.

SHOP NOW: Navy Road Creative for Zazzle, starting at $2.90 per card

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"Two of a Kind" Engagement Party Invitation

Two of a kind bicycle engagement party invitation

Minted

Whether you both bond over bike rides or just fancy an invitation with a touch of whimsy, you'll be hard-pressed to find one cuter than this.

SHOP NOW: Trbdesign for Minted, starting at $64 for 25

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"Yes!" Foil-Pressed Engagement Party invitations

Mint and gold engagement party invitation

Minted

It's time to celebrate! In honor of the bride saying yes, fall in love with a foil-pressed, pastel note.

SHOP NOW: Shirley Lin Schneider for Minted, starting at $77 for 25

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"Diamond Ring" Engagement Party Invitation

Turquoise engagement party invitation with handpainted ring

Paperless Post

For another digital invite, look no further than this unique stationery option, which melds a minimal design with an alluring sparkly focal point.

SHOP NOW: Paperless Post, price upon request

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"Stock the Bar" Engagement Party Invitation

Stock the bar engagement party invitation

Paper Source

"Stock the bar" parties have been on the rise in lieu of standard bridal showers, so why not enact the trend for your engagement party instead? Every couple needs a well-supplied alcohol arsenal, after all.

SHOP NOW: Paper Source, starting at $44 for 20

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"Sip Sip Hooray" Foil-Pressed Engagement Party Invitations

Sip sip hooray pink engagement party invitation

Minted

An engagement certainly calls for a celebration. And chances are, you'll be popping some bubbly. Invite your guests with this fun option, all in a gorgeous blush palette.

SHOP NOW: Kelly Schmidt for Minted, starting at $77 for 25

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"I Do BBQ" Engagement Party Invitations

Barbecue engagement party invitation

Zazzle

Is a backyard barbecue with your closest friends and family more your engagement party speed? Say no more. This fun choice will do just the trick.

SHOP NOW: ZebraPress for Zazzle, starting at $2.15 per card

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"Engagement Party" Invitation Template

Black with floral engagement party invitation

Minty Paperie Shop

Modern couples, this one goes out to you. A dark background and moody florals make this editable template feel (almost) on par with wedding invitations.

SHOP NOW: Minty Paperie Shop, $9.00 for digital file

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"Botanica" Engagement Party Invitations

Rustic tan engagement party invitation

Minted

Invite friends and family with a rustic engagement party invitation that crosses off all the country-inspired motifs, from the stone-hued background to the dainty string light illustrations.

SHOP NOW: Bonjour Berry for Minted, starting at $65 for 24

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