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Do people still have engagement parties?

My fiancé and I are debating whether or not we should have an engagement party or not. Were keeping it immediate family only to keep cost down as We would be paying for half. I would like to have one so our extended family's to meet and mingle but also don't want to lose out on money that could of been put towards the wedding. Are engagement parties a big deal or do people not have the so much anymore?

Re: Do people still have engagement parties?

  • People still do have them.  I am not a fan, because I feel that it's another gift to give on top of the shower and wedding gifts, plus as you mentioned I wanted to use the money towards the actual wedding.
  • To be honest, I haven't seen as many as I used to. I think price can play a role.
  • We had a backyard bbq for our engagement party... definitely cost some $$ but it was a nice way for our families to meet and mingle before the big day! We didn't do friends, just family and didn't go too crazy. It was a nice way to spend time with both of our families!
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