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:

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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 guests.

Answering those questions will help give you goals to reach, and will also set a tone for the length of your engagement. In short, when you have a common goal in mind for your wedding, you will not be wavering back and forth throughout your engagement about the finer details.

 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.

There are a few things you need to consider for this party. First, where do you want to hold the party? If you have picked out a specific theme for your wedding, then you may want to carry out that theme in your engagement party because it will give guests a feel for what is coming up.

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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.

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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.

In the end, it is a great feeling to be engaged and you should enjoy it, but it can be a stressful time if you let it be. Planning your wedding and engagement party from the beginning, along with anything else you need to do, will save you a ton of stress and allow you to sit back and enjoy the ride.


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