My FI and I got engaged late last year, a few days later his sister got engaged too (They had not been together very long). They quickly announced they would be getting married this summer and made it very clear that they did not want us to do any wedding festivities of our own until after their wedding. She even got very upset at her bridal shower when another family member future bride and I discussed our upcoming weddings quietly to each other.
We've been very patient and helped celebrate with her and her FI. Since our wedding isn't until late in 2016, we would really like to have an engagement party celebrate our engagement with our friends. I don't have much family and no one in my family is able to throw a party for us. My FI's parents suggested we do an engagement party at their home but didn't mention planning/throwing it. I don't mind planning, I am very much a planner and, admittedly, a bit of a control freak (not in a mean way, just a very organized way), so I love party planning. But then I read on here that throwing a party for yourself can be seen as tacky? We aren't asking for or excepting gifts.
We just really want a chance for our friends and family to get together and meet each other and mingle. Also since his sisters wedding will be over its finally our chance to celebrate a little bit.
Is it weird for us to do our own engagement party?