Why wait until the big day to celebrate? If you are planning your engagement party or someone is throwing it for you, make it easy, stylish, and most importantly fun with these eezy peezy engagement party planning tips:
1. Have a Little Patience
Don’t try to throw the engagement party together too fast. It pays to give the couple a few minutes to enjoy their new found status and plan the celebration approx 2-4 weeks after.
2. Plan the Guest List
Before you send out invites, make sure you find out how many people you should invite, as well as who the couple plans to invite to the wedding. You don’t want to invite someone to the engagement party who isn’t invited to the wedding and vice versa. You may upset a few relatives or acquaintances who will wonder what they did at the party to get uninvited. If you’re trying to keep numbers down, the best strategy is to not invite them to the engagement party.
3. Create a Register
Make sure the newly engaged couple registers. An engagement registry doesn’t have to be fully complete, but more and more people choose to bring engagement gifts. A registry will help the guests out with ideas and also avoid the couple receiving seven bread makers.
4. Formal or Informal?
Formal, informal, suits and ties, shorts and flip flops, it really doesn’t matter what style of celebration it is. The main thing here is to know what the bride and groom find most comfortable, as well as their families. Keep in mind that one of the main objectives of an engagement party is to bring the two families together, so make sure it suits everyone’s style.
5. Announce it In Style
It’s a pivotal event – so you’ll want to create some classy invitations and quick! Look no further than Wedding Paper Divas. Their engagement party invitations are not only top of the line and very affordable, but they can also be completely personalized.
Choose from hundreds of invite designs, customize them to your taste, place your order, then have them either sent directly to the guests or to you first for addressing and stamping. Plus, if your order is more than $59, you will get free shipping – just use the code FSHIP13.
6. Remember to Have Fun!
Above all else, make your engagement party fun. Celebrate with the couple, toast to their future, and enjoy the planning process.
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