Maggie1683 said:I just got engaged last Month, but we aren't going to have the wedding until 2017. Would having an engagement party next month be too soon or should we wait until closer to the wedding date? Any advice thanks!!!
I just got engaged last Month, but we aren't going to have the wedding until 2017. Would having an engagement party next month be too soon or should we wait until closer to the wedding date? Any advice thanks!!!
This is not an issue until someone wants to host one for you.
And I would be very careful, because everyone invited to the engagement party MUST be invited to the wedding. If your wedding is on 2017 a lot could change regarding your guest list.
Engagement parties are pretty unnecessary. If no one offers to throw one, or you decide it's better not to risk inviting someone you might not be close to in 2 years, you're not really missing out.
The only conceivable purpose I've heard of for e-parties is as an opportunity for your families to meet and get to know each other, if they haven't already. If the families really want to do that, anyone can throw a party for that reason at any time. It doesn't have to have the wedding-related label of "engagement party" affixed to it.
i got engaged around the same time as you (4/29/15) and we are getting married 4/28/17. my parents offered to throw us an engagement party and we just had it this past weekend. they aren't paying for my wedding, so figured this was a way they would contribute since we would get gifts. i felt like it shouldnt be more than 6 months after engagement, but at least a year before wedding. with winter coming up, thought not was perfect. lol.