Engagement parties are a wonderful way to celebrate a wonderful event together with those you love most. Too often, weddings give most of the attention to the brides, and in some ways rightfully so. An engagement party, on the other hand, allows the future couple to celebrate this momentous occasion equally with all of their friends and family.
Engagement parties are also fun because of your planning possibilities. You can decide if you want to pick a theme, or rather just pick your venue first and then continue your planning from there. Either way, you won’t be nearly as stressed out as you will be for your wedding, as long as you have an idea of the direction you want to go in.
Invitations are a great way to set the tone for your party. You can make your invitations fun and flirty, or go with something more timeless and classic. Either way, the key is to find an invitation that really reflects your personality and the kind of atmosphere that you want to communicate and foreshadow.
A simple invitation can be perfect if you don’t want to really have a theme or want to have a party that isn’t too lavish. If you’re looking for an alternative that offers a little more whimsical fun, you can consider invitation that’s on trend with this seasons rose gold. Of course, you can get as formal as you like, choosing an invitation that uses beautiful golds and script writing.
These are only a few of many options you can consider, and all of them work for a multitude of themes. Make sure you know who is hosting the party in order to pick out the right option. And for those couples who love to let loose and have fun, you can even find invitations suitable for a fabulous fiesta engagement party.
First things first: you can choose whatever color scheme you like. If you already know what your wedding colors are going to be, you can always subtly work those into your party. However, if you still aren’t sure about your weddings colors, you can experiments with some options here or stick with classic colors like silvers and golds.
Your decor can also feature some display items. For example, you can create a beautiful piece of art that lists your relationship milestones, while pointing toward your wedding date or year if you don’t know the exact day yet. Another option to consider is working the food in as part of the decor. How about having your dessert be delicious cupcakes that have been arranged to look like an engagement ring? They add romance, whimsy, and also will be a yummy treat.
Using lanterns and heart balloons, you can create beautiful and romantic lighting for the party. Flowers also act as great decor, and you can even buy some wooden letters that form your initials and paint then with you or your partner’s favorite color.
Do What You Like
If you are throwing the party to celebrate your engagement, the most important thing is to do what you like. For some couples, a barbecue engagement party with an “I Do BBQ” theme can be lots of fun. Others prefer a more formal affair in a nice restaurant or a hall. Either way, the nature of the party should suit your preferences to make it as comfortable and enjoyable as possible.
The purpose of an engagement party is to celebrate the next step in your commitment to each other. No matter what theme you use, and regardless of whether you go formal or casual, you want to be sure to do something that you love and that is meaningful to you. It’s a precursor to your wedding, so you should have fun and enjoy this time as well as each other. Whether you are going to celebrate with bubbles and beer or something else, you’ll be able to create a party that you’ll really enjoy.