Question by  rrroninnn (13)

What is the proper engagement party etiquette?

My fiance and I are having an engagement party soon.


Answer by  xman60 (11)

Typically, a friend or group of friends will throw you an engagement party. However, since you are throwing one for yourselves, be sure to schedule it at a time that is convenient for your friends. On the invitation, make sure to indicate what type of food will be served (light/heavy hors' douvers).


Answer by  Ultimate (399)

The usual agenda for an engagement party of import is a semi formal event, guests should arrive on time, the host should provide drinks and h'orderves,the guests may bring wine however the host should have some to accompany the h'orderves, Written invitations are not required.


Answer by  acelanders67 (381)

Engagement parties are a unique blend of formalities and informalities; pending on how laid back the couple is towards how festivities are held. It should be encouraged that both future husband and wife are to be bonded for life, so present this information accordingly.


Answer by  cece46 (222)

If you are planning an engagement party, announce it to your friends and family via classy invitations. Do not expect gifts (those are for the wedding), although some may bring some presents. Make sure to have snacks and beverages for your guests.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

Invite both sets of parents and siblings of the couple, as well as those you want to have in the wedding party. Have finger foods available.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

You invite all of your family and friends with a mailed invitation. Usually just appetizer type foods and drinks are served and usually there is a cake.


Answer by  saharkh2010 (5)

Most of engagement parties are restricted to relatives and closed friends of both families, but you can invite anyone you want, it could be any type of party, but it is most often a party has dinner.


Answer by  junebug0720 (270)

The people invited to the engagement party must be invited to the wedding. Gifts are not necessary at the party but if you get some, open them in private. The bride's father makes the first toast. Parents of the bride host the party


Answer by  vvvvvvvv (140)

If you are a traditional person, you may want to just keep it to family and make sure you have enough food and drinks for everyone. There really is no "right" or "wrong" way to celebrate your future lives together. You must do what you think you'll be most comfortable with, and have fun!

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