Get The Wedding Festivities Started: Planning A Fun And Memorable Engagement Party

You’ve got a ring, so now it’s time to start planning your engagement party.  DON’T wait until the last minute. DO delegate the work with friends, bridesmaids, and family members ahead of time.  Your goal should be to have a fun, well-planned, stress-free engagement party 2–4 months after he pops the question!

Choose an Atmosphere

How do you envision your special event? Are your guests expected to dress up, wear jeans, or something in between?  It’s YOUR party, so make it as formal or informal as you like. The key is making sure your family and friends are given the chance to get to know each other! Once you decide, choosing a venue isn’t that daunting of a task after all!  A classy restaurant or a hotel lounge can make great locations for your fine-tuned gathering.  Backyards, living rooms, and local establishments with party rooms are perfect for a more casual setting.

Who To Invite

You DON’T have to invite the whole world to your engagement party!  If you want a big event, make it your reception.  Make sure this occasion is a success by giving your 2 families a chance to meet one another, along with your close friends and wedding party.  Some will choose to bring gifts, so make sure you are registered for a few things beforehand!  Don’t invite anyone that’s not invited to the wedding.

What to Serve

You’ll need some type of food at your event, whether it’s a few appetizers and h’orderves to keep the conversation flowing, or a full sit-down, multi-course menu.  If you’re on a budget or going all out, choosing the right dishes is key to creating the perfect environment for your occasion.  View some of our favorite recipes below!

Parmigiano Stuffed Mushrooms             Tomato Bruschetta

   

South-Carolina BBQ Sliders                         Classic Fruit and Cheese Platter

   

What To Drink

Need cocktail ideas? Look no further!  View our cocktails board on Pinterest for hundreds of  fun and unique drink recipes.   WedPics favorites include the Strawberry Sparkler, Blood-Orange Margaritas, and Blueberry Lavender Mojitos!

Get more engagement party ideas below!

WedPics Cocktail Favorites 

Engagement Party Recipes

Tips For Your Engagement Party

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