Engagement Parties & Destination Weddings
Posted 15 October 2009 - 04:10 PM
I honestly have no idea what to expect at the engagement party. My cousin insists that people will give us cash and presents but i see this as pretty unlikely considering how much the trip cost!
It doesn't matter to me either way, but i won't lie...gifts would be fun lol
Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:48 AM
Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:55 AM
Anyways, i am super excited that someone purchased my kitchenaid mixer!!! yahoo!
Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:57 AM
That being said, it's up to the couple. We had our engagement party in March '09 and everyone (all 70) came with a gift. Average amount was $100 per couple; we got a few figurines, photo albums/frames, and champagne. But mostly money which is what we needed to get our feet on the ground.
I know things are different in various states and countries, but here in NY (Long Island/NYC) you don't go to a party empty handed. Just my opinion!
Posted 21 October 2009 - 01:28 AM
Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:25 AM
Having said that, if I was going to an engagement party or an AHR for a young couple starting their life together I would bring a gift. I would include young couples getting married for the first time and couples that have been living together aswell. I just think the old fashion way that this is an opportunity to help them get their start in life.
Posted 21 October 2009 - 10:57 AM
Desipte it being a destination, this wedding is costing around 18K, better than 50K here in NY but still a lot for us.
My mom, sister (MOH), bridal party and Future MIL are thowing my shower and that's what we are registering for. =)
Posted 21 October 2009 - 09:50 PM
We're also planning our own engagement party because our families are far away. Does anyone have any good ideas for engagement parties?
Posted 22 October 2009 - 01:53 PM
The favors were luggage tags and the centerpieces were oval trays with sand, starfish and shells surrounding three off-white 5 inch pillar candles.
We got a DJ for the 4 hour party and it was GREAT!
Color scheme was brown, turquoise and cream.
I order the plates/napkins from Party Supplies, Birthday Party Supplies, Birthday Parties, Kids Parties, Wedding Supplies, Pinatas and it was a GREAT price.
And the favors from www.weddingfavordiscount.com for another great price.
And attached were our invitations =) done by a friend.
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