Where to Start: Planning an Engagement Party
Are you proposing and wanting to plan a party without your significant other’s knowledge??
Ask for help. You already have a very big job. Planning the proposal and party can be a lot to do alone! So reach out to the family and friends that you trust the most to keep it on the DL and has your and your soon-to-be fiancé's interests at heart. From there, determine how small/large, formal/informal you would like it to be. Then find a space that will work for the size and vibe of the event. You will most likely be in charge of the guest list, so if you are worried about missing anyone, be sure to ask someone who knows your significant other very well for help with the guest list.
Are you wanting to plan a party for a friend?
Just be upfront, talk with the couple and determine exactly what would make them happy in the moment. Some couples might want something small with only family while others might want a huge celebration. Make sure you keep their best interests in mind. Ask for a guest list, determine what size space you will need, then get to planning! Be sure to keep their unique personalities/relationship in mind when planning the theme, and style, picking décor, and planning activities. If they are into more casual settings, you don’t have to pick out elegant, over-the-top décor. If they enjoy games, plan some fun games for the party! Have fun, get creative and ask for help!!
Formal vs. Casual Engagement Party
Formal: Located at a venue, country club, or private area at a nice restaurant. Using nice decor, having somewhat of an agenda, sending formal invitations, etc.
Casual: Located at a house or park. Think: pool party, cookout, game night, etc. Often, you can simply send texts or create a facebook invite to ask people to attend.
Getting Started Get started on that guest list quickly! It takes the most amount of time, and you will want plenty of time to give people
Make sure you know who the point of contact is. Let everyone know who they need to reach out to in the case of needing assistance (especially if this is a surprise). If you are planning a party on the same day as the proposal, be sure to find a location that is close enough to the site where the proposal is happening!
Questions to help you get started:
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