If you have been engaged then it is the time for throwing an engagement party. Throwing and arranging for an engagement party is a huge task. You need to plan it well in advance to make it perfect and memorable.
Here are 8 easy steps to have a perfect engagement party.
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Decide the host
Traditionally, the engagement party is hosted by the bride’s family. However recently the rules have changed and the engagement party can be thrown by either the bride or the groom or both of them together.
It can be you, your fiance, your family, your siblings, or her siblings, BFFs, etc. It can be anyone who can plan the party.
Picking up a date
The date of the engagement party plays a very important role. This is because you need to make sure that your guests are available on that day because you don’t want your close ones to miss your special moment.
Make the guest list
As after your pre-wedding ceremony is done and you finally create your guest list don’t forget to invite those members who were already invited to the pre-wedding ceremony.
For this, you and your partner should make a proper and preliminary list of guests. If you are hosting the engagement party yourself, then you should know whom to have in your guest list.
In case if someone else is throwing the party for you on your behalf then you must check the list before they pass the list for invitations. To make your engagement party great you must invite those who are close to you and will be available for your wedding.
Select the venue
An engagement party can be held on a big scale with around 200 to 300 people or a small scale with 50 to 100.
The party may be formal or informal, it totally depends on your choice. But, there are a lot of choices when it comes to deciding a venue. In case of a casual theme, you can organize the party at any of your family member’s backyard or at your parent’s house.
You can even host your event at a beach or any park. In the case of a formal theme, look out for quite private places like a dining room or a restaurant. These can be the best place to host the engagement party.
The more your invitation is catchy the more people are interested to join you at your party. If you don’t have enough time to design an invitation card then the paper invitations are a good option to go with. It saves a lot of time.
Is your invitation is more casual, then you should opt for an e-invite. The one good thing about e-vite is that there are a lot of design options. If you have a budget then your invitation should be more subtle and formal.
Decide the menu
No matter whether your party is formal, casual, the most important thing is to serve good food and drinks to your guests at the party. Most of the guests come with the intention of eating food. Arrange the menu in such a way that your guests are happy and satisfied.
There is no need for having a large course sit down dinner, but there must definitely be some kind of starters on which the guest will eat a lot and sip on. Add some different kinds of cuisine for eg. Chinese, continental, Thai, etc.
Setting the scene
Just like other engagement party details, the theme and the decoration of the party can be whatever you would like. Candlelight is one of the best options to go for a few small floral arrangements that will light up the night.
If you have selected the place which has already been decorated like the party hall or restaurant etc. you can add your own touch up to the decoration.
Decide the outfit
Buying the best engagement ring for women is a task and so is getting the best outfit. You must choose the outfit that is appropriate for the party setting.
A summer or sundress is a good option for the outdoor engagement party. A cocktail dress is more suitable for a formal evening, a light grey or a navy blue suit is best for the groom.
Wearing a tuxedo to the garden party is not a good option. It is not necessary to wear all white if you don’t feel like it. Your partner’s dress should match with yours to complement your outfit as well as it should fit the theme of the celebration.