Let the fun begin
Congratulations, your partner popped the question; now it is time for you both to pop the champagne and celebrate. With the news out on social media, congratulations are certainly flooding in your voice mails. But let’s be honest, milestone life events such as an engagement calls for momentous celebration to cherish forever with your loved ones.
Now that you have a ring on your finger, there is work to be done. However easy it sounds, throwing a spectacular engagement party can be extremely stressful.
You will need a scenic venue, create a guest list, send out invitations, set an aesthetic theme, choose the menu, all while sticking to a budget.
But never fear, Events by knight are here! (oh, that rhymes). We will think out of the box for you, arrange, and organize the party of your dreams. But before jumping to the fun part, you need to know the ins and outs of planning the perfect engagement party.
What happens at an engagement party?
An engagement party is a spontaneous family gathering after you say “Yes” and the perfect way to kick start the wedding festivities with a bang. It is also the ideal time for the future in-laws to get to know each other more intimately and to show off your ring, of course!
Who throws the party?
There’s no hard and fast rule when it comes to who will throw the party. In the old days, the bride’s parents hosted the first official engagement celebration, followed by a second party from the groom’s side (yes, two engagement parties are what you heard).
But that was then, and everything is changed now, so really anyone can host the party. Whether your parents decide on a formal event just for family, or a couple of friends take on the task, you do not need to stress because the two of you can throw another celebration, something more fun and casual for your friends. Whoever decides to take the reins needs to be aware of hosting duties’ financial implications, sending invites, making the toast, and footing the bill.
When do you announce an engagement party?
It is natural for newly engaged couples to dive in and say, “Lets get the party started,” with sky-high excitement. Generally, engagement parties are held within a few months of the proposal, a sweet spot after you have enjoyed the bliss of your new relationship and planned a fantastic celebration. You will want to give your guests proper notice, so sending out invitations six weeks, or four, if digital, is what we recommend.
Do you need to send formal invitations for your celebration party?
Not “formal” but “official” engagement invites are essential. Depending on your event type, your invitations can be as formal or informal as you would like. Elegant paper invites fancy a classic seated dinner, while e-vites with endless options of playful themes are ideal to go casual.
All in all, planning this signature pre-wedding event takes up a lot of energy, which is not something you would want at such a beautiful time of your life. Considering acquiring help to deal with the stressful process by contacting Events by Knight
While you relax and bask in that soon-to-be-wed glow, we take it upon us to create a stress-free yet memorable experience for you. Our professional creatives will organise a beautiful, bespoke party with an inviting atmosphere for your family and friends.
How can we help?
Whether you want a charming vintage venue, or an outdoor garden party with floristry and décor, Events by Knight will transform your dreams into reality.
Details matter! They certainly do, so we pay close attention to each element of your day and add extra finishing touches to reflect your style.
When it comes to venue transformations, our team of professional event planners will amaze you. We excel at painting blank canvas venues with sparkling paints of elegance and finesse. With tons of ideas, the latest trends, and expert suggestions, theming your engagement party with us will be easier than ever.
We understand you are looking for ways to make your celebration unique; gladly, we have you covered. From live musicians to professional DJs, we work with the most talented performers to entertain your guests.