Mayfair engagement party couple portrait in Dartmouth house courtyard.

Plan your Engagement Party like a pro – all the info you need to know!

Ever wondered why couples have an engagement party? Hosting one is such an awesome opportunity to celebrate a couple’s recent engagement and to help future wedding guests mingle and get to know each other! What are the key factors to consider when deciding to host an engagement party?

To begin with, you should have it within a few months after your engagement before going into wedding planning. Don’t know where to start? Buckle up and get ready our tips to plan an epic engagement bash!

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Gone are the days when the bride’s parents had to foot the bill for the engagement party. Nowadays, couples are taking matters into their own hands and throwing their own party.
Remember these key points: Don’t forget to keep these essential points in mind: craft an unforgettable event by setting the tone, meticulously curating your guest list, and handpicking the perfect spot to bring it all to life.

I know you must be wondering when to host it, give yourself a few months to enjoy the blissful engagement glow before diving into wedding planning. First and foremost choose a venue that’s the right fit for you: it all comes down to your personality and the type of party you want to throw.

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The first step to throwing an epic party is choosing the perfect venue that matches your vibe and party goals. It’s all about finding a space that reflects your unique personality and sets the tone for an unforgettable event! 

Looking for a more laid-back vibe for your big day? Consider hosting your celebration at a chic restaurant, your cozy abode (if the guest list permits), or a luxurious hotel, private club, or country club.

When it comes to food and drink, your party style is a perfect direction. Indulge in the ultimate dining experience with customized menus for your most chic soirée. How about treating yourself to some yummy canapes and scrumptious cocktails?

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Keep the drinks flowing for you and your guests Make sure to have some bubbly on hand for those special toasts, darling. It’s the perfect accessory to any celebration.

Elevate your party style with stunning flower centrepieces, elegant tapered candles, and exquisite tableware from your favourite rental company. Make a statement with your decor and keep your guests in awe all night long.
Capture the magic of your proposal: Incorporate stunning photos into your place setting or decor for a touch of romance and glamour.

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Your guests’ dress code is determined by the tone and style of the party. If it’s a formal event with a “theme,” dress accordingly and inform your guests of your preferred dress code.

Ensure your guests receive their invitation well in advance, allowing plenty of time to curate their ensembles. Streamline your RSVP process with a chic online option for those on-the-go. No time to waste? No problem!

If it’s a daytime or laid-back family and friends events call for comfortable and relaxed outfits that still exude style, effortlessly chic!

8 What should the future bride and groom think about when choosing their outfits?

Cocktail attire is the perfect choice for any occasion without a specific dress code. It’s versatile enough to take you from daytime festivities to evening soirées with ease. As per the couple’s selected dress code.

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For an evening bash get ready to turn heads with the ultimate fashion statement. Ladies, it’s time to slip into a chic and elegant gown that will leave everyone in awe, while the gentlemen will exude timeless elegance in a classic separate suit.

The best way to choose a photographer is based on your preferences. Do you prefer fine art or documentary photography? They specialise in capturing the essence of the party with effortless and candid shots, shooting the joyous moments and snap away as guests arrive to celebrate you.

Capture the glamour: be sure they snap the popping bottles, toasts, and cake cutting for the ultimate fashion-forward event coverage!

Just remember to have fun and don’t feel obligated to have one or to make it as elaborate as the wedding. It’s only the beginning of your wedding planning adventure.

Need help to be plan your engagement party? Simply book a call with us, we’d love to plan yours!

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