Are you dreaming up ways of celebrating your engagement? Gather your friends and family together for an engagement party. The affair can be modest, or completely over the top. It’s up to you! Whether you go big, or keep it intimate, there are a few steps you must follow. Even if you don’t have your engagement ring yet, it’s not too soon to start thinking about your celebration.
Who Will Host?
It is tradition for a bride’s parents to host the engagement party, but we all know that traditions are not set in stone. If you want to host your own party, that is completely acceptable. Or perhaps your partner’s parents want to host. This will the first piece to nail down.
Decide on a retro-themed venue, draw up a guest list, and then set a date. Usually, restaurants or houses are good choices for places to have engagement parties. Think about how many people can comfortably fit in these spaces. Chances are that not everyone will be able to make it, but you want to be on the safe side and assume that everyone will be there. Find a cute, 40s style invitation that shows the theme of your engagement party.
Line Up Your Resources
Gather friends, relatives, a party planner, or your partner as you line up the details of your event. You’ll need food, drinks, music, and decor.
Get Prepped For Your Event
You’ll want to look your best for the party, so take some time beforehand to pick out a dress, get your nails and hair done, and line up your accessories. Most of the attention will be on your beautiful retro engagement ring! Vintage diamond rings go well with both era-inspired dresses or modern fashions.
Engagement parties are optional, and there is no set of rules that you have to stick to. If you are in love with the retro era, have a party that expresses your personality. Have fun thinking about your ideal celebration!