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Engagement Party

My wedding is not until April, 2011, but the FI and I are thinking about having our engagemnt party in the middle of September,  is this too soon?

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    trix1223trix1223 member
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    edited December 2011
    Is someone throwing the party for you?  Because you shouldn't be hosting the party for yourself.

    You don't have to have an eparty at all.  I actually don't know a single person IRL who had an engagement party, and that include the two of my three kids who are married.
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    tsp698tsp698 member
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    edited December 2011
    I have to agree with PP, you should not be throwing your own Engagement Party.

    While we are having one (I am the first person I know to have one in my family and circle of friends), it is only because a good friend of ours insisted on throwing one for us.

    If you really want to do something, than host a get together at your house and invite your families and friends, just don't call it an engagement party, nor should you ask and/or expect gifts.
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    edited December 2011
    We are not hosting it, his parents are, but they are allowing us to set the date for a date that works best for the two of us.  (Most of our married friends have had an engagement party of some sort, even if it was just something simple at a friends place.)  His parents have given us free reign on dates, minus a few here or there due to prioir commitments for them, so as I was asking, is a time in September too early, when we are having an end of April wedding.   
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    tsp698tsp698 member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't think September is too early, Engagement parties are generally thrown early in the engagement as their purpose is to celebrate the couple getting engaged. In all honesty I don't think you'd want to go much later than that as then you would be getting too close to the wedding and any showers you may be having.
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    KatyRoseMKatyRoseM member
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    edited December 2011
    I don't know that it could be too early, it happens when you get engaged.  So have fun.
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    edited December 2011
    I don't think there's any rules as to when you should have it. The only rule should be that you're actually engaged :o)
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    kls114kls114 member
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    edited December 2011
    We got engaged in Feb. 09 & had our e-party in July 09! Which was 2 years prior to the wedding! It was fine!
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    edited December 2011
    We got engaged June 8, 2010, and the wedding is April 30, 2011.
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    Meaghann17Meaghann17 member
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    edited December 2011
    Our parents are throwing ours just about a year before the wedding and we will have been engaged for about 5 months by then.
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