My future Mother-in-Law has kindly slimmed down her invite list since my side is so large and as a result she wants to throw an Engagement Party at home in Virginia for all her extended family and friends that aren't invited to the wedding in Tampa (Nov 2011). We are already having an Engagement Party thrown for us in Tampa in Feb by one of my family friends. The question here is that I don't know what kind of party this is. Is it okay to have 2 engagement parties? Or is this a shower? They say not to invite people to a shower that aren't invited to your wedding. Maybe this is a reception....but we are not married yet....it will take place 5 months before the wedding.
Help! I don't know what to call this party!