Engagement Party Ideas
You and your love are at the final step before getting married—the engagement. Are you ready to celebrate your good news with family and friends? Set up your engagement party and make it as meaningful and enchanting as possible with these engagement party ideas.
An engagement party provides an intimate gathering for couple's families and friends. It also gives an opportunity for the guests from both the sides to mingle and get to know each other better. Sometimes it can seem intimidating to have a party thrown for you but it is great practice for being the center of attention at your wedding and other events over the coming months and it's a nice way to let others share your joy.
It's all about the Day
When choosing the day for your engagement party, make sure that it is a time where everyone or at least most of your guests will be able to come. As much as possible, do not schedule during working weekdays unless they are all agreeable to it. It is much better to celebrate during weekends or along with a special holiday where everyone is free from work and can enjoy the affair without hassles and the rush.
The Place Cards for Family and Guests
Browse through the place cards that you will be handing out at your wedding and be sure that immediate family and those who've traveled furthest have the best seats. Did you know that you can buy place card holders that will suit your engagement party theme or even your wedding motif? Surprise your friends with these cute place cards holders and be unique.
- Beach theme, silver sailboat or seashell place card holders for the beach engagement party
- Mini cowboy hats for the horse lovers
- Asian brocade snap purse with lucky bamboo place card holders for an Asian-themed event
There are so many options available to match your theme and style.
Find the Place
Location is very important especially for gatherings as this. Have an engagement party in a hotel, a beach, a special garden resort, or drape up the family home in a very special way. Make sure that the place is spacious enough to accommodate all of your guests. Put place cards in each table to make sure that the seats allotted are sufficient to cater those whom you have invited so that your engagement party would be airy and enjoyable.
Give Off that Romantic Feeling
Make the place even more special by adding beautiful decorations. Glam up the place with a theme of your choice. Order up blooms and add a good music to enhance the atmosphere. For the best love-filled effect, an engagement party at nighttime with soft glow form candles scattered over each table is the way to go.
It's a Magical Night
Make your engagement party as wonderful as a fairy tale.
Prepare the best food and offer some wine too. Have the family's blessing on your declaration of love, and experience a closer step to a more intimate relationship with your partner's family in your engagement party.
And to say thanks to them for coming and sharing the night with you, give them engagement party favors such as save the date magnets, personalized chopsticks, themed playing cards, or mini martini glasses.