Ah! The Engagement Party!
It’s party time! But before you begin planning the big party for your wedding you should plan your engagement party. We at CountDown Events
know all about parties and whether you want to have a small intimate gather or an elaborate event there are a couple of things you have to consider:
1- Pick the date:
it's always about the date. We all have busy lives so you want to give yourself plenty of time. Typically engagement parties are held 3-6 months after the engagement date, depending on the size and the date of your wedding.
2- Guest List:
It is very important to work on your guest list as early as possible; the number of your guests will determine many things such as: venue location, budget… and do remember that if you invite them to your engagement party it is tradition to invite them to your wedding as well.
3- Location, location, location:
you’ll want to pick a place that can hold the number of guests you are inviting and available for the date you have chosen. Although this is not your wedding, try to choose a location that makes a statement about you as a couple.
4- Invites and pretty papers:
Choosing the right invite and stationery is a great way to set the theme of your party/wedding. Be creative, visit a stationery expert and see what you like. If you have decided on hiring a Wedding Planner
it is a great idea to take your planner along with you for a professional opinion. By this time a great wedding planner will have a good sense on your likes and dislikes on design and style. You’ll want to send the invitations out 4-6 weeks before your party.
If you would like some help in finding an expert visit our list of the Crème de la Crème
5- Other details:
Flowers, decorations, food & drinks, music & entertainment are all some of the other ingredients for a great party. Again don’t be afraid to ask your planner for help. To learn more on these details visit our previous posting on Ingredients for an Incredible Party by CountDown Events