Such, a exciting time in Bride.2.Be's life (The moment she has dreamed of, all her
Life). So, now that it's here, she's got to make it special!
Immediately following the engagement, you want to start planning a ......."Engagement" Party! I know you need some FAB tips to get all the elements planned!
#1) Establishing a date for the event- if you don't have a "Location" the rule is..... you don't officially have a "date" secured for your event! Don't announce to your guests the when, where, what... until you have officially "locked" in your venue!
Think of a date ( be flexible on your dates)! You don't want to have your heart set on a particular date. Later, only to find out that "date" is unavailable! Start early a lot of places "book" 6-12 months in advance.
#2 Location! Location! Location! - you have so many choices. Be creative, and unique. You don't have to be traditional! The options are endless, don't limit yourself to where you host your engagement party!
Here's a few ideas:
Rooftop of a Hotel, here in Atlanta, Georgia there is a boutique hotel called The "The Glenn Hotel" that has a venue called "Sky lounge" located on the roof of the hotel. Heated & A/C available, full bar, cute contemporary seating/couches, and more ( The view of the city "Breathtaking)!
Museums, Aquarium, Movie Theater (yes, I said "movie theater") I know of movie theater that offer private rooms to host parties! Private room at a restaurant my favorite is "Two Urban Licks" the room
is amazing ( the room sun roof that opens up into the sky, Awesome)!
#3) Guests - plan your guests list with "love" and invite close family, and loved ones. You want to think about the most important people (Parents, Godparents, Grandparents). Focus on the most important first when making out your guest list. Remember this is the "engagement party" NOT THE WEDDING! You don't have to invite a HUGE crowd of guests. It's ok to have a small intimate group of people for the event.
Bonus Tip: Relax, have fun and make your engagement party your own. This is a special time for you and your fiancée. Furthermore, this event is a opportunity to formally announce the engagement; among your close family and loved ones.
If you can think of more tips on planning a Engagement Party, please leave a comment below.
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Have a Sweet day,