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No matter how you choose to announce your recent Engagement, make sure you start off on the right foot by celebrating this life-changing news with the people that matter the most. Pixabay

Engagement parties originated as a way of giving the father of the bride-to-be the honor of announcing to his friends and family the engagement of his daughter. This announcement was meant to be a surprise to his guests. In modern times and thanks to the invention of social media, engagement parties have changed just a little. Even though an Engagement party is still traditionally hosted by the bride-to-be parents, it is used to celebrate the news of the couple’s recent engagement and is not to surprise the guests with the announcement as in the past. So with that being said, what do you need to know to throw an engagement party?

Who can host an engagement party?

Today, it is customary that the bride’s parents host the party. However, many modern couples are starting to host their own parties in order to celebrate with their friends the exciting news. So it does not matter if the engagement invites are sent by the couple or the parents of the bride. There is nothing set in stone.


What needs to be included in your engagement invites?

Just like any other party invitations, you will need to put the essential details. These essential details are things such as place, time, and how to RSVP in order to get an accurate guest count.


Even though an Engagement party is still traditionally hosted by the bride-to-be parents, it is used to celebrate the news of the couple’s recent engagement and is not to surprise the guests with the announcement as in the past.

What are the popular trends in engagement invitations?

  • Themes – Focusing the party around a particular theme has become increasingly popular, as well as it makes planning a party even more effortless. So many couples are choosing themes like a BBQ, nautical, or brunch to get the party on track.
  • Styles – There are a bunch of styles to choose from when you start looking around, such as double sided engagement invitations, photo, or typography themed invitations. In truth, all of these styles are popular, but it will come down to the couple, and what fits their tastes and type of party they are looking to host.

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So no matter how you choose to announce your recent engagement, make sure you start off on the right foot by celebrating this life-changing news with the people that matter the most. In the end, you have found the person you will spend the rest of your life with, so what could be more important than celebrating that!


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