Many couples question whether they want to throw an engagement party or not, and it has a number of pros and cons to go with it. First of all, couples are able to announce and celebrate their amazing news to close family and friends. Also, it is a fantastic way for the two families to get to know each other before the real wedding planning begins.
However, it also adds some pressure when it comes to the guest list, as the couple needs to finalize their list much earlier because they shouldn’t invite someone to the engagement party and not the wedding. Also, financially it can come some added pressure, so those who are planning a wedding on a budget may want to steer clear of this event.
Couples who decide to throw one of these fun bashes need to keep a few things in mind. When it comes to hosting, anyone can do so – if it’s a friend of the family of the bride or groom, there is no set rule. There is also no set rule when it comes to what type of event it is, it can be a formal affair, a cocktail party with hors d’oeuvres or a family barbeque.