He asked and you said…YES!! The word will get around quickly, especially with the way our social network is these days; Don’t let that stop you from shouting out the news by making a formal announcement at an engagement party.
With the number of loved ones who are excited to celebrate with you, there is no limit to how many engagement parties you can have, however, as a rule of thumb the kick off should start with the the tradition of the brides parents being the first to celebrate the announcement.
How formal or informal can be left up to you, it can be anything from a casual backyard bbq to an evening cocktail party. Timing for the party should happen fairly soon after the engagement and remember that the guest invited to the shower should also be invited to the wedding as well. Usually this party can be more intimate with a group of both the bride and grooms family and their closest friends.
At the engagement party be sure there is have enough time to mingle with your guests, as they are there to wish you well and celebrate. The toasts of the night will start with the host of the evening, followed by the groom and you'll also have a chance to toast and thank the nights hosts.
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Mimosas + Brunch + Laughter with great company is a fun and simple way to shower the bride to be! Planning a bridal shower can be as traditional or casual as you want it to be.
Pick a theme for the day and get creative! Plan your shower around a fun activity such as a cooking lesson or make it a mad hatter tea party or even having just a simple luncheon with the brides favorite colors!
Then set the date – typically showers are held at least one to three months prior to the wedding date. Be sure not to place it too close to the wedding as to avoid an overwhelmed bride and host! Once the date is set, plan to send out the invitations at least 4 to 6 weeks in advance.
Prepping for the day– Make sure you have enough time for your guests to mingle with the bride to be as well as enjoy the food and drinks! Also, don’t forget about any shower activities you might have planned as well as the gift opening. Most of all don’t forget to enjoy the day with the bride!
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