You're Engaged! What About An Engagement Party?
If you haven't thought of planning an
engagement party, then you may want to add it to your to-do list. By
doing so, you can introduce the wedding party and guests to each
other, which will make your wedding that much more intimate and fun
when it occurs.
What You Need To Do First:
Before you plan anything, you need to
sit down with your fiancé (it's nice to say, right?) and plan out
the bigger details, such as when your wedding will be, where it will
be, who will definitely be in the wedding party, how much you want to
spend on the wedding, and what kind of party you want to give your
What About An Engagement Party?
Another immediate consideration that
you and your fiancé should take into account is an engagement party.
Even though it is not essential to hold party based around your
engagement, it is a nice gesture to celebrate with your friends and
family before the wedding occurs, and as said it will make your
wedding that much more intimate.
You will also have to consider the cost of this party and factor that into the cost of your total wedding. If you look at your wedding and "engagement party" as a whole cost, then it will be much easier to see where your allotted money is going to go, and you will be able to stay within an acceptable budget.
What Do You Need To Book Right Now For Your Engagement Party?
As soon as you know the venue that you
want to hold your party, book it for your date of choice. Many times,
your first choice will be other people's first choice as well, and
this could cost you a venue that you want. Even if the chances of it
being booked are slim, you should still make the booking now because
you need to ensure you have a place to point your guests to without
worrying about whether it will all work out. Also this is a good time to start thinking about your dress. If you are wanting to keep to a budget and still have the dress of your dreams then view our sample designer wedding dresses here.
Having pictures at your both your
wedding and your party of engagement will allow you to really tie in
the events together, and they will both be valuable as you look back
on this time. You may be able to work out a deal with a photographer
if you use them at both events, so this should be something you
should look into immediately. Good photographers are often booked
months in advance, and putting off this task could cost you the
photographer you really want.
Photo credit: Elizabeth Tobe Photography