You just got recently engaged and have announced to your friends and family that you are the bride to be! Planning an engagement party is the perfect way to get the wedding festivities off to a great start.
1. Choose your Engagement Party Date
Engagement parties are usually throw right after you get engaged. Some couples like to make an official announcement at the engagement party while close friends and family are gathered together. You can also make this date a themed date to your wedding date making it a special memory between the soon to be husband and wife.
2. Create a Guest list
Your guest list must include all the guests that you will be inviting to the wedding. Use this list to think about your wedding party and who you will be asking to be a part of the big day. You can also have your flower girl greet guests as part of her flower girl duties.
3. Plan the Engagement Party Menu
The engagement party menu can be as simple or as grand as you like. Serve things that are special to the two of you. If you love wine and cheese, make a cheese board and serve your favorite finger foods. If you love desert serve small samples of your favorite cakes, pies and cookies. If the two of you love brunch serve up some quiche, mimosa and fruit trays. If now of these fit your fancy then you can throw an I do BBQ.
If your wanting to take advantage of each celebration then you have the option to have a themed engagement party. Sprinkle your engagement pictures throughout the party to show your love story. The theme can be your wedding colors, food theme, game theme or nautical theme.
5. Decide what to wear
Choosing attire that best fits your wedding colors. You can plan to wear his and her matching outfits just as you did during your engagement photo session. If you are having a Summer engagement party wear a pretty sundress with a hat. Wearing a little white dress is always the perfect outfit. Wearing a complementing outfit will dress the occasion for the perfect engagement party