the increasing cost of weddings,
the engagement party is no longer a
necessity. However, it is still quite common and can be lots of fun.
It is a great time for those close to the couple to offer
congratulations and best wishes for the future.
Hosted by either set of parents or close
friends of the couple, there are few rules to this celebration.
It can be as complex as a huge ballroom
complete with entertainment and decorations or as simple as a
barbecue in the backyard. While there is much flexibility in the
style, the most typical parties are those hosted at a personís
Generally, everyone that is invited to the
engagement party must also be invited to the wedding. However, if
you plan on having an intimate wedding, the engagement party can
be larger to include many more people into the festivities.
Engagement parties are a time to enjoy this
exciting time in the coupleís life and rejoice with the couple in
their decision to get married. It is a great way to kick off the