September 2014 Weddings

Newly Engaged

Hello everyone I am newly engaged and we are planning on a 2014 fall wedding. We have only been engaged for a few weeks, and I am wondering if anyone has had an engagement party yet? I am just unsure when the best time to do that is. I don't want to wait too long, but with two years until the wedding I have no idea when to plan for an engagement party.

Also, has anyone had any experience with girlfriends ASKING to be in your wedding? I have several friends who have actually asked or just assumed they were part of my wedding party. I'm not sure how to respond to that, especially from friends that I don't talk with often. Any advise would be greatly appreciated!!

Re: Newly Engaged

  • Welcome to the boards...

    I didn't have an engagement party...yet...we've been keeping our engagement pretty low-key until we have more of it paid for (so our families don't assume they have to help with that).

    Sorry, I don't have any advice on the wedding party issue, but I would suggest that you don't let anyone intimidate you into having them in your party...decide on how big of a party you want and chose those that you feel would be best suited for the role. 

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  • Welcome to the board! We had an engagement party about 2 weeks after we got engaged. It was very low key though just several close friends and some good wine. It depends on how formal of a party you want to have. If its going to be a sit down dinner sort of thing, you could probably wait a little bit longer to have the party. The bridal party thing is a toughy. Don't let people push you into anything because ultimately its your day. You could dodge those questions now with something like "Oh we aren't getting married for 2 years so im not thinking that far ahead". Good luck!
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  • Thank you both! I think we are going to keep it very informal and maybe wait a little while longer. That seems to be the best. We aren't planning anything quite yet. I think that is going to be the best way to dodge those questions like you said and just really stress the fact that it's still 2 years away. I just hope that no one holds a grudge I don't plan on having a very big wedding party. Thanks you both!
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