Engagement party Outfit for bride

What To Wear To An Engagement Party A Guide For The Bride


Wedding celebrations kick off with the engagement party and so does the pressure of what to wear, but panic not! Help is at hand with Grazia's easy-peasy outfit guide, whether you're having informal drinks in a bar, celebrating at home or toasting the coming nuptials with a fancy black tie affair, read on for a guaranteed stress-free and super stylish engagement bash...

For an engagement party in a bar:

Take advantage of the informal setting and think date-night-dressy. As the bride looking sexy but not OTT is key, this super sassy Carven dress (above) hugs in all the right places, but its high neckline keeps you out of tarty territory. However it is your night so only sky-scrapper heels will do! As a guest understated glamour is the way to go and this chic DKNY jumpsuit (above) is a fab, modern alternative to a dress.

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For engagement drinks at your/his parent’s house:

For an engagement party/drinks held at your parent’s/in-law’s home avoid looking overtly sexy, instead channel old school glamour if you’re the bride: this elegant Lucas Nascimento strapless dress (above) is perfect. Team with regal jewellery and head-turning shoes. Similar rules apply for guests; go for a simply cut dress in a longer hem length like this fab Tibi number (above), and add interest to your look with standout shoes and classic but sparkly jewellery.

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Tibi dress £730 at My-Wardrobe.com
Astley Clark gold and pave diamond earrings £595 at Liberty
Charlotte Olympia 'Serena' shoes £595 at Matches
Coast 'Parker' clutch £50

For a black tie engagement party at a hotel:

Black tie occasions call for full-length frocks, but be sure to avoid wedding dress look-a-likes by sticking to black or a dark colour palette. As the bride you can afford to be daring and this sequin covered number by Whistles (above) strikes the right cord. Great for guests this ‘Boulder’ dress in slatey blue by Suzannah (above) is a softer alternate to black, and is easy to accessorise with a colorful bag and shoes.

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This is from my coordinator (long)

by nycpdx

And is very old-school and formal, but I guess a very compete job description:
Before the wedding day:
-Helps Bride select her wedding day attire
-Helps select the attire for the Bridal Party
-Assists in addressing invitations and announcements
-Attends all pre-wedding parties
-Plans and hosts a shower or party for the Bride and/or couple, and attends all other pre-wedding celebrations
-Attends the rehearsal and rehearsal party/dinner
-Assists the bride with going away clothing and luggage
-Coordinates the bridesmaids and their tasks, including fittings

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.

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