Almost everyone who hears the news will want to congratulate you on the news of your engagement and we can all agree on the fact that a party is a much better scenario to do that than a simple phone call. It also makes for a great situation to introduce key people from each other’s life to each other. According to tradition, it is bride’s side that handles and host the first party and then if the urge arises, the groom’s parents can host a second official party. In some cases, both the sides combine together to co-host the event. Nowadays though, many couples discard the tradition and host the engagement party on their own. It is important to note that if you are doing the inviting, then it is up to you to handle the bill of the entire event.
The ideal time to have the engagement party is within a couple of months of the proposal as it strikes the perfect time between the just engaged chapter and the more serious wedding planning. You need to hand out the invitations at least a month before the wedding. Do great research on the location as it is one of the most critical aspects of ensuring the event is a success. If the hosts are from the city, then you should consider celebrating the event in the same city, but if the hosts are out of your city, you might still want to have it in your city. It is best that you sit down and have a clear discussion with the hosts and sort out issues like the logistics so that it is much easier for everyone invited. When it comes to decors, you can talk to a wedding florist Sydney and select suitable wedding flowers and such. If you want to have an elegant function, you can think of a good hotel or a country club but if you want it to be something more subtle, you can opt for something like a backyard or a garden.
When it comes to writing down the guest list, the tradition used to be that you do not invite anyone to the engagement unless you are planning on inviting them for the wedding. But as times changed, people noticed this tradition is quite hard to stick to. Nowadays engagement event usually include people who might or will not make the cut to the wedding. The invitations can be kept simple, and more often than not they are hand written and in some cases are even sent digitally.