Planning the Best Engagement Parties –Steps To Help You Through It
If you have already been asked out and your ring finger is shining with a pretty sparkler on it, it is time you kick off your engagement preps to later plan for the wedding.
The best part about engagement parties is that everyone close to the couple is so excited for the event that anyone barely pays attention to how involved they might be throughout.
Jokes apart; here are nine mystic steps you should take on to be able to pull off an engagement party that you and everyone around you cherish forever.
1. Finalize the Host
Typically, it is the bride’s parents who host the engagement party. However, there is no hard-and-fast rule for that. Today’s pre-nuptial and nuptial events are more of a collaborative approach of both the bride and groom’s families.
Talk it out with your partner. If both of you agree to make it a collaborative approach, you can divide the costs accordingly and have equal say in choosing everything for the event like the décor, food, etc.
If you guys decide to go how it typically is, sit with your family and discuss the budget. Begin planning with the help of your parents, siblings, and anyone else whose say you think is important or is contributing financially.
2. Choose the Event Date
If you have budget constraints, it is better to wait for the off-peak season when vendors offer lower prices for everything. During peak season, prices are sky-high because of high demand.
Regardless of whether you have budget constra8inits or not, make it a point to discuss with your partner and both your families before finalizing the date of your engagement party.
3. Prepare a Guest List
Once the hosting part and event date is decided, move on to preparing the guest list. Regardless of who hosts the party, you have to allow a certain number of guests from the groom’s side too. Therefore, it is better if both of you sit together and jot down a tentative list of people you want to invite. Calculate the total number of guests with a buffer of about 5-10 guests so that you don’t fall short of chairs or food and end up in embarrassing situations.
4. Decide on the Menu
There are several factors that you should consider when deciding on your engagement party’s menu. These include the budget, your preferences and the needs of your guests, time and season of the event, the theme, etc.
As much as you can, try to choose a menu that is all-inclusive; meaning everyone regardless of their eating habits or dietary preferences should have something to eat if not much.
Oh, and don’t forget to design your dresses and engagement invites side by side!
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