Just got engaged to your boyfriend/ girlfriend? That certainly calls for celebration. Here are some pointers to host the first party of the life you will be having together and to celebrate the occasion with your loved ones.
Similar to a wedding planning process you need to plan out a budget for your engagement party too. Your budget plan need to have considered the venue, number of guests, professional photographers Sydney if necessary and food items for the party.
According to the traditional way it is the bride’s parents who host the engagement party. But this isn’t always a must. The hosts can be the groom’s side of the family. Or it can be a close friend or a relative who will host the party for you.
The hosts usually can plan the party at their home but if you wish to hold the party on a different location you can decide a place that is convenient for all your guests. Some suggestions if you do not wish to host the party at home are the backyard, a rooftop or a close-by club.
Set a date
No need to host the party right after the engagement. Take some time to decide on the date. The most suitable time for an engagement party is the weekend where you and most of your guests will be free. If you are planning to have the party in a separate location, you need to consider the dates where your venue will be available. After confirming the date send the invitation to your guests.
The menu doesn’t need to be a fancy meal as you might have in a wedding. Get affordable meals and be innovative with them. Ethnic food is always an option if you want to add a personal touch to the menu. You can of course prepare the menu at home.
This will be less pricey but will take a bit of time.
Assign some of your relatives or friends, tasks that needed to be looked into during the party. One need to be in charge of the food table, another on coordinating the event. Even if you do not wish to hire a photographer to the engagement party ask one of your friends to take few snaps so you can add these to your wedding video or the album as a part of the pre wedding shoot.
Although an engagement party will not be as big as a wedding celebration it still needs proper organization. Start the planning process early and on the date of the party all you will need is to dress the part and enjoy your day.