09 September 2011
Posted in WEDDING IDEAS
What we always write about is wedding celebration. But what about engagement? A wedding proposal as well is a great occasion for organizing an engagement party, which may be a wonderful way to announce to everyone your important news!
Of course the first to be informed about your engagement should be the couple parents and the closest family. But if you’re already wearing the wonderful, sparkling solitaire and someone asks you about it there is no need to hide the true. Just say what happened! Of course you can resign from wearing your ring until the news is official, but who would part with such a lovely piece of jewel? However, as soon as you get engaged share the news with your parents. If you are having children from previous relationships, they should be told first, possibly talk to them separately, so you can deal with individual reactions.
Than, according to tradition a small dinner should be organized by groom’s parents, when couple’s parents will have possibility to meet and talk, but lately the set up is almost always organized by bride and groom. This meeting can be a great opportunity to hold an engagement party.
When to organize it? Well, not to close to wedding date nor to long after the actual engagement. The perfect date is one or two months after the proposal. But if you’re planning on a long time engagement, you can wait easily few months more to celebrate this wonderful moment.
Contrary to the wedding invitation the one for engagement party doesn’t need to be formal one, but if you feel like, you can of course create your own invitations which will add a festive touch to the event. However no one will be upset if you just sent a simple email, or make a phone call to invite your friends. Remember, that invitation calls have to be done 3 – 4 weeks before planned party.