An engagement party is a fabulous way to show your support and joy for a newly engaged couple. There are numerous things you need to keep in mind when planning to throw an engagement party for your favorite couple. You surely want everything to run smoothly and to organize an event that the couple will never forget. We have some tips to help you to achieve that.
Work with the couple to create the guest list
To avoid surprises for anyone down the road, make sure you talk to the couple about the people they want to include in this celebration. Usually, everyone who is invited to the engagement party is also invited to the wedding. Plan accordingly. Also, use the list to let the guests know if they should bring a gift for the couple or not. Sometimes, this can be a source of confusion. Make it clear ahead of time.
Keep the decorations simple, but meaningful
Flowers are an excellent idea for a table centerpiece. It doesn’t need to be an elaborate thing, the simpler, the better.
Another beautiful touch is to set up a spot with framed pictures of the couple at different stages of their relationship.
Be ready to give a toast during the celebration
As the host, you should be prepared to welcome all the guests and thank them for being part of the couple’s celebration. Also, keep in mind that there will be other people who will want to toast the couple, like their parents or closest friends. Find them ahead of time so you can allocate time – and keep in mind – toasts should not take too long or steal the party.
Take lots of pictures, formal and candid
As the host, you may be busy doing other things during the party, but you must at least delegate this important task to another guest. Couples will always appreciate a good amount of pictures of this extraordinary day. Another great idea is to leave disposable cameras on the table for people to take their own pictures. Having a professional photographer on board for a few hours can also provide quality pictures for the couple to print later.
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