Next Step – Take a Ring Selfie – Tell BFF – Start a Pinterest Board.. hmm what I’m I forgetting.. Oh Right – TELL THE FAMILY!!!!
So you want to plan an Engagement Party.. Awesome. This is where I come in. Consider hosting it in My Kitchen..
- How many guests do you wish to invite?
- What type of event do you wish to plan?
These two things are very important because you have to keep in mind that in some cases, your Engagement Party will probably be the first time family members from both sides are meeting each other.
I recommend doing a Buffet of some sort because this will enable mingling.. Guests don’t have to remain seated in same spot to be served courses, giving them the opportunity to move about and sit next to different guests.
For that reason, I recommend doing Open Seating. The last thing you want to do is to sit the family on separate tables, they will NOT move. Also, keep seats available for both of you at two tables, this way you have the chance to sit with both families OR not sit with them at all and sit with friends.
Gifts are not expected at Engagement Parties, so if someone shows up with a Blender because they won’t be attending your Wedding, just put it aside and send them a thank you note later.. There is not gift opening at this Event.
A take home souvenir is a good idea.. My favorite suggestion is something food related. Keep it simple, you will soon be in debt for your Wedding.
Finally, make it fun. Share Photos of the two of you. Find ways to show off both your personalities…
YOU’RE GETTING MARRIED!!! Woo Hoo!