How to Throw an Engagement Party
We’ve all been to those weddings where no one knows one another and you kind of feel like you’re at your boyfriend’s holiday office party. And then there’s that other kind of wedding. The wedding that has that special something that transforms it into a bash of celebration. Groom’s side, Bride’s side – none of that matters. It’s everybody’s side! Everyone is there to get down, get groovy and commemorate the happy couple’s nuptials.
One way to add this magical je ne sais quoi is by throwning an engagement party. Not only does it allow people who love the couple to get to know one another, but it also gives people the chance to feeler closer to the event, thus adding that intangible unique element. But who throws the party and what tone should it set?
An engagement party can be thrown by a group of friends, family members, even colleagues at work. It’s appropriate to run your idea past the bride and groom just in case someone else is already claiming the honor, although some couples enjoy multiple parties – I know I do! By asking the bride and groom, you can also get an idea for invitees. Is this a work-friend-only party? A college reunion gathering? Or maybe just kissing cousins for those with huge families. There is no wrong way to throw an engagement party, but stay clear of inviting anyone the bride or groom might not want at their wedding.
And last but not least, embrace the couple! For the sophisticated couple, Mixbook’s Simple Gold Party Invitation allows you to host the soiree in a restaurant, an upscale lounge or even at your own home depending on the size of the guest list. Champagne, mouthwatering food and gourmet dipped fruits are just a few of the items you could feature.
For the casual couple, Mixbook’s Typography Tag or Floral Engagement party invitations set the tone for an event that’s sweet and down to earth. Cheese pairings, local wines and maybe even a rich charcuterie for meat lovers would be divine. If you know the couple well, a cute game could be incorporated to help the guests get to know one another. I went to a party once where everyone got a cap as they walked in with a photo on the front and the name of another guest. Guests had to walk around and find their partner before the end of the night. It was a blast!