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TAKE THESE STEPS TO ENSURE A STRESS FREE ENGAGEMENT PARTY

You've got the ring and the fiancè, now it's time to celebrate! Planning an engagement party can be a daunting process. Start your wedding journey in the best way possible and ensure a smooth and successful night by taking these essential engagement party steps!


STEP ONE...

Before we get into themes, outfits and speeches, it is essential to choose a date! Generally, engagement parties are within the first few months of getting engaged.

Ensure there is enough time for you to pop the bubbly together before going into full planning mode and enough notice for guests to save the date.


MONEY, HONEY...

Whether you want a big lavish affair, or a small intimate celebration, setting a budget early on is very important. Break your budget down into sections so that you can decide what your allocated budget is for each area.


GUEST LISTS...

Ideally, guests for your engagement party should be those that are also invited to the wedding. This is an opportunity for family and friends to get to know each other and mingle before the big day. Setting a guest list early on in the piece will also play a big part in your budget and venue choices moving forward. Invitations should be sent out at least 3 to 4 weeks before the event.


VENUE....

Like when planning your wedding, a venue for the engagement needs to be organised early on. Traditionally, the bride's parents host the engagement party, but nowadays this rule is pretty flexible.  The venue will set the scene for the rest of your wedding theme so choose carefully.


MENU...

If the party is being held at a restaurant or similar style of venue, consider choosing a few specific meals from the menu. If you or a family member are hosting, consider looking at having the event professionally catered as to reduce stress on the day. Nobody's got time for that!


OUTFITS...

When looking at an outfit to wear for the occasion, make sure you are comfortable and in keeping with the chosen theme. A white dress or jumpsuit is an easy option for any bride to be, save the big dramatic dress for the real wedding.


ENTERTAINMENT...

If you are planning to have live entertainment on the night, book them in advance. This is also a great way to test them out pre-wedding.


PARTY TIME...

Remember that this party is about you and your fiancé, don’t let yourself become overwhelmed by the planning and relax! This night is all about celebrating!

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