Kind of a complicated situation here...
My parents are graciously hosting a pre-wedding event but we're not entirely sure what to call it.
I am from another state than which I currently live in and will be getting married in, and my entire family (parents included) and a good chunk of my friends live back in my home state and won't be able to attend the wedding. Some of my family members were wondering if we were going to do a wedding event there and my parents consulted with my SO and I and we together decided it was a good idea. My SO and I will be travelling to my home state to attend a friends wedding (that I am a bridesmaid in) in August 2019, so we would hold this event when we were there, and our wedding is in October 2019. Problem is we don't know what to call this event.
My SO and I got engaged in November 2018 just before Thanksgiving so might be a little late for an engagement party? I'm also not keen to the idea of a wedding shower since we'd have to stuff everything we get into a suitcase or pay for shipping to ship it back home. Not to mention the fact that we've been living together in our own space for a few years so we've accumulated a lot of stuff. That's the extent of my knowledge into pre-wedding events!
This would be a sort of second reception... A come as you are, visit with us and say hello, grab some food and play some games in my parents backyard type of event.
Ideas? Thoughts? Opinions?