We think there is nothing better than throwing an engagement party for your friends and family to let them know you’ve found your soulmate. Now that you have said “Yes”, it is time to celebrate this milestone.
Engagement parties leave you with a lot of room to be creative, not to mention you have to cover all the basics. But, it has to be more than just a simple bash with a band on the side and a buffet.
We all want to make such an event a memorable one, don’t we? We want to personalise and introduce our fiancé to our friends and family in style.
So, what can you do to make your engagement party more personalised, and worth remembering?
Here, we have discussed some of the creative ideas for your engagement party. Let’s find out.
Creative Ideas for Your Engagement Party
Buying dresses and accessories, sending out invites, and hiring the best party planner require a lot of time and effort. If you want to show your friends and family some good time, you need to put in some extra effort.
But how can you make this party your own? How can you create a vibe that will let your loved ones know about your story and make your engagement party more memorable?
Try these creative ideas to make an impact:
1. Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring
Among all the accessories, jewelry catches the most attention. And you’ll be over the moon if you happen to wear a diamond wedding set. That said, most people can’t afford to wear it.
But if you explore the world of lab-grown diamonds, you might come across affordable options. The good thing about lab-grown diamonds is that there is a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and colours as compared to traditional diamonds.
You can discuss with your future spouse to have your engagement rings customized with those tiny, sparkling gemstones. Or maybe, you can order a diamond tennis bracelet to go with the dress.
2. Start from the Invites
What is the first thing to do when you want to throw a party? You must send out invites and get your friends excited about the upcoming event.
Don’t skim on this part. You shouldn’t stop celebrating your engagement the way you want. So start from the invites so your friends should start anticipating the event as soon as they open the envelope.
Be creative, tell your story, and create a cute hashtag that can go on the back of the invite. Also, use seal stamps; they make the invites look grand.
3. Pick the Perfect Venue
Now that invites have been sorted, it is time to choose the dreamiest venue. It goes without saying that the venue should meet most of your requirements if not all of them.
For maximum entertainment, enjoyment, and comfort, your home will do if it’s big enough. Your loved ones can come and sit together, dance, and enjoy each other’s company.
You can always have it decorated according to a theme. It will create a charming vibe, and you can have the best time with the people you love.
Or, if you’d like to invite everyone you know and have an outdoor event, that’s also very much possible. Hosting the party at an architectural landmark can make your engagement memorable.
Create an iconic theme that maybe is a representation of something you and your fiancé share. It can be music, a movie, or a piece of art.
It is entirely up to you. Try and think out of the box. You will indeed find something to make it memorable.
4. Create A Montage
How about you tell the world how you and your fiancé met? Screen your love story by creating a montage of some of your best, most precious moments together.
You can even turn it into a whole movie-themed theatre engagement party. Get a projector and screen your montage for your friends and family to see. You can glimpse your time together and what brought you to this beautiful day. It will make your night.
5. Dessert Bar
A dessert bar can never go wrong for someone with a sweet tooth. Ask your caterers to create a stunning dessert corner, including:
- Any other sweet edible you can think of
If you have the budget, you can serve a selection of chocolates and truffles worldwide. You can order as many chocolate fountains as you can for fondue so your guests can have a wonderful time and fulfil their sugar rush.
Of course, no party is ever complete without a combination of some of the finest cocktails. Be creative and create a cocktail of your own by channelling your inner bartender. You can even give it a name depicting a moment you had with your soulmate.
You can also create a designated cocktail area as a photo-op. You can let your guests get their selfies and start using your hashtag. Before you even know it, your engagement party would be viral on Instagram.
7. Don’t Forget The Outfit
The outfit is obviously of utmost concern for you and your partner. You can always colour coordinate and make a statement to all your guests. Choose bright hues if you’re having a daytime party.
Or you can go for striking colors for a nighttime affair. Also, you can customize a theme where all your bridesmaids and groomsmen wear something distinguishable.
We won’t recommend wearing the same outfits. Reserve that for the big day. You can add little customizations to their outfits like men can all wear signature lapel pins, and bridesmaids can wear corsages.
1. Party Favors
Don’t forget, before your friends leave, give them the cutest party favors so they can remember your engagement party for years to come.
Depending on your affordability, brides can think about:
- Real or artificial jewelry items, such as bands, rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets, etc.
- Branded cosmetics
- A showpiece that will remind them about you
- A more personalized item – like a framed photo featuring you and your loved ones.
For men, you can go for cufflinks, ties, sweets, and other small favors that are readily available.
Also, get customized boxes or bags for party favors. You can design it yourself and add your name, hashtag, and other relevant information to make the favor box look more personalized.
Your engagement party is yours to host. You can always come up with creative ideas that make it look and feel more you. Decide what is in your budget and what isn’t, whether you want an intimate affair or a dreamier event.
Before you finalize ideas, create a mood board. It will help you determine what you’re looking for and where all your ideas come from. How can you create an entire theme around all your ideas?
Ultimately, your and your partner choose how you would like to celebrate. There are plenty of ways to make your party a success. You just have to ponder various ideas and make as much effort as possible.