Planning an engagement party isn’t always easy. Who to invite? Family, extended family, best friends, work friends? The list can slowly expand and before you know it, you have a mini version of your wedding guest list to contend with!
Here are The Proposers Top Tips:
Who to invite: Although an important celebration, you shouldn’t feel you have to invite distant relatives, long lost friends etc. Relatives and friends might expect an invite to your wedding, but won’t necessarily expect to be part of your engagement celebrations. Ultimately it’s down to you both as to who you want there. Our top tip: invite the people who actually phoned you up to say CONGRATULATIONS and ask HOW DID HE DO IT? (NOTE: FB messages don’t count!) They are the ones who are just as excited as you!
Where to have it: At home, at your parents house, in a bar, maybe a formal sit down dinner? The list is endless!!
The season and time of year is always a good judge and decider as to what type of party to have and where to celebrate it.
A summer engagement: If its summer then why not have a Strawberry and cream themed garden party (Complete with Pimms of course!)
A Winter Engagement: If you’re thinking of celebrating in winter; how about fireworks in your garden? Or mulled wine and mince pies around the Christmas tree? How about giving guests gorgeous hampers full of hot chocolate, blankets and candles, and then all heading outside for a romantic winter celebration?
A Social Engagement: For those of you wanting to venture out and about, a large sharing table in a restaurant with lots of tapas is a great way to get the two families mingling or with the wonderful array of rooftop bars now in London, what better way to celebrate than with a cocktail overlooking some of the amazing landmarks across the skyline.
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By Veronica Ballard