Engagement party Checklist

Engagement Party Checklist

An engagement party is a great way to celebrate your engagement, share your happy news, and encourage your families to get to know each other.

Before you get carried away with making wedding plans, stop and take a moment to think about making plans for your engagement party.

Typically, the engagement party is held a few months after you get engaged. Here is a checklist to help you plan for your engagement party.

8 – 10 Weeks before the Engagement Party

1. Decide who will be hosting the party. According to tradition, the bride’s family usually hosts the engagement party. However, the groom’s family may wish to be included in hosting the event, or they may want to throw an additional engagement party.5 Star's Blog that you have time to talk with each person. Be sure to invite both of your immediate families to each party, though, so that you can all spend a little time getting to know each other.

2. Set a date! Anytime within a few months after the proposal is fine.

3. Create a guest list. Talk with your future in-laws to make sure you are including their family members who you may not know. Anyone who is invited to the engagement party should also be invited to the wedding and reception.

4. Decide whether to register. You can register before the engagement party, or you can discreetly request no gifts on the invitation. If you do register now, try to stick with lower cost items. There are showers and the wedding still to come.Places to visit Toronto o bring gifts, wait until after the party to open them.

4 – 6 Weeks before the Engagement Party

1. Mail invitations. The tone of the engagement party should be similar to the tone of the wedding, so if the wedding will be casual, keep the engagement party casual, as well. An engagement party is generally a more relaxed atmosphere in which the two families can get to know each other.

2. Choose decorations. The decorations don’t need to be elaborate; you can save that for the wedding. A few small touches, like your engagement photo and a floral centerpiece, are just fine.

3. Select a menu. You could do anything from a casual pizza night to a sit down meal at a fine restaurant or cocktails and appetizers at home. Take note of any allergies or food specifications of your guests when you are planning the menu.

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform I'm Engaged! Now What?
Book (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform)

Checklist Update!

by ImJustAdaisy

Venue ~ CHECK!
Date ~ August 8, 2009.
Dress ~ Check!
Colors ~ Black and Ivory.
Flowers ~ Daisies and mini sunflowers.
Reception ~ Same as Ceremony, BBQ!
Engagement Photos ~ Scheduled, next weekend...will most likely use them for bach's parties, rehearsal, ceremony, and reception.
Engagement Dinner/Meeting of Proper vs Dysfunctional...after the announcements go out!
Chose wedding party, mine confirmed, he only asked his BM, so far! SLOW POKE!! Chose dresses for mine

Checklist Update....wrong place posted...sorry!

by ImJustAdaisy

Venue ~ CHECK!
Date ~ August 8, 2009.
Dress ~ Check!
Colors ~ Black and Ivory.
Flowers ~ Daisies and mini sunflowers.
Reception ~ Same as Ceremony, BBQ!
Engagement Photos ~ Scheduled, next weekend...will most likely use them for bach's parties, rehearsal, ceremony, and reception.
Engagement Dinner/Meeting of Proper vs Dysfunctional...after the announcements go out!
Chose wedding party, mine confirmed, he only asked his BM, so far! SLOW POKE!! Chose dresses for mine

Checklist for the Bride and Groom

by AtlFallBride

The whole thing will not fit here, send your email address and I will send you the document. Best wishes.
12 Months Before
____ Announce engagement in the newspaper (if desired)
____ Send out engagement announcements (if desired)
____ Plan an engagement party (if desired)
____ Discuss wedding arrangements with parents
____ Determine if parents will be assisting with the wedding costs
____ Meet with wedding planner to begin wedding preparations and decide on style
and theme of wedding
____ Finalize wedding date
____ Decide on ceremony and reception venues
____ Select bridal party and other attendants and ask them to participate in your
wedding
____ Prepare invitation list
10-11 Months...

I don't think it is too early to start looking

by DecBride08

This is a 10-12 month timeline I saw at wedding channel
Bride & Groom's
12 Month Wedding Countdown Checklist
10-12 Months Before
-Introduce both families and officially announce your engagement.
-Find out who pays for what and start a budget.
-Create a guest list and manage it with our easy-to-use tool.
-Compare calendars and select a tentative date.
-Choose your wedding party.
-Create a wedding website to share your engagement

Engagement parties  — Iowa State Daily
If it is a fancy venue, then it may be appropriate to have a black-tie event, but if it is a casual venue, it is not necessary to wear something so fancy as a ball-gown or a tuxedo.

Struik Lifestyle (Random House Struik) Easy Table Settings for Every Occasion
eBooks (Struik Lifestyle (Random House Struik))
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt The Modern Bride Survival Guide
Book (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Sfera Publishing Easy Weddings & Engagements
Book (Sfera Publishing)
  • Decor, Stationery, Bonbonierre(favors), Entertainment ideas
  • Comprehensive wedding checklist and budget planner
  • Catering Tips, Drinks Planner and Wedding Cocktail Recipes
  • Industry Secrets & Budget Saving Tips
Syngress Security Risk Management: Building an Information Security Risk Management Program from the Ground Up
eBooks (Syngress)
Related Posts