He popped the question…and she said “YES!”
The summer is one of the most popular times for engagements…whether he pops the question at the beach, on a picnic or at one of your favorite spots. The weather is nice, happiness is in the air and it’s the perfect time to start thinking about the new chapter coming ahead in your life.
After he pops the question, celebrate your commitment to each other with an engagement party celebration! Engagement parties should not be extremely formal, as you do not want them to compete with your wedding day or deplete your budget before the big day planning even starts. Engagement Parties are a great way to announce your engagement to those who have not yet been informed of the news! Outside of leaking the word out, engagement parties are a also a good time for the bride’s family and groom’s family to formally meet, (if they have not already), in a fun an celebratory setting. You can also invite your close friends and extended family members.
Choose a venue that both families agree on, whether it be a backyard, beach setting, picnic area, restaurant setting or garden party. Choose cocktails and finger foods that encourage mingling. When planning the event you can choose a theme like champagne/toasting the new couple, romantic themes, ring themes, humorous themes like “ball and chain”, beach themes and more. Send out invitations that coordinate with your engagement style or party theme. Make note that your engagement party invitations do NOT need to match your upcoming wedding invitations or formality. Take a look at some of our most popular engagement party invitations below…
Your engagement party can be a simple mingling of family and friends or you can go as far as having fun activities and games to get everyone involved. Have the bride/groom take quizzes about one another and share their compatibility answers with the group. Play the newlywed game with various couples including the bride-and-groom-to-be. Have the parents of either side propose a toast, introduce the bridal party, discuss wedding plans and show off that ring!
All in all, the main focus should be celebrating the happy couple and their fun road up ahead!