We’re headed off to an engagement party for my college roomie and tennis partner tonight, so I thought it would be fitting to share the details of our own engagement party today!
It seems that engagement parties are becoming a thing of the past, but ours was an absolute blast!
Jim’s aunt and uncle hosted our engagement party at their house, with the help of both of our moms. It wasn’t a surprise, although I knew little more than the date and guest list. 🙂
The evening of the party, we arrived at 6 to find a group of our families and closest friends which included our bridal party.
Jim’s aunt and our mothers had a delicious spread of finger foods, our favorite drinks and desserts waiting, along with an adorable Tiffany box cake made by our friend’s mom.
Our families have known each other for a long, long time, so the engagement party wasn’t the traditional meeting of the families. It was, however, a time for us to celebrate just being engaged before the craziness of the actual wedding planning set in.
According to Emily Post (my official guide to wedding planning & etiquette!) an engagement party can be held by family members, friends, and even the couple themselves. Looking back, if a party hadn’t been hosted for us I would definitely consider hosting our own engagement celebration. I’ll always remember our engagement party as a special night that kicked off the path to our wedding. 🙂