Did he pop the question out of the blue with a fabulously romantic gesture and a great story to go with it? How about you share your love story and this milestone with family and friends by throwing a lovely engagement party. Here are 10 tips for planning an engagement party to get you started!
1. Select the Perfect Engagement Party Theme
Often planning an engagement party (actually, any party for that matter) is made easier when you have a theme to rely on or be inspired by. If you choose to look at history, eras and time periods, then you are able to use that as a foundation to build your own unique engagement party theme. Great Gatsby/Roaring Twenties to the Colourful Sixties in pastels and patterns make for interesting themes that allows you to impress by adding your own engagement party theme twist.
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2. Be Culturally Inspired
One of the easiest things to be inspired by is culture and heritage. If you have cultural influences that you would like to highlight and build on, then that’s fabulous by incorporating the various rituals and appeal, whether it’s with the designs to the traditions associated.
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3. Choosing Time Setting
If you have a time that you love (brunch, afternoons, or evenings), then choose your favourite time setting and making it work for you accordingly. You could opt for 10am Breakfast, 11am-12:30pm Brunch/Morning Tea, 1pm Lunch, 2pm-5pm Afternoon Tea, 5pm-7pm Dusk, 7pm-8:30pm Dinner, and 8:30pm onwards for indulgences.
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4. To Adventures and Beyond
An ideal setting for a close or limited group of friends and family, you can invite them to a backyard/adventure weekend to partake in fun activities. This is perfect if you both love the outdoors and Australia is the perfect setting for it, with so many fun activities in store; caving/climbing, diving/snorkelling, cycling, golf, fishing, hiking, aquariums and more.
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5. Working Around Your Location
Much like using time to make the engagement party work for you, you can do the same with the engagement party venue. This is ideal if you have sentimental places that you want to highlight, maybe the park you met or your favourite restaurant. You can add in some personalised signs/posts to direct your engagement party invitees to where you want them to go!
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6. Australian Vineyards
A popular destination for weekends, why not throw a vineyard engagement party. With the country famed for its wines, this type of party will truly go down as one of the best engagement parties your guest may attend due to its choice location!
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7. Gala Twist
One way to glam things up would be to turn your engagement party into a black-tie red carpet affair. Give your invitees a chance to dress up in all their finery for a truly memorable time!
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8. Incorporate your Loves and Hobbies
One way of letting your party invitees connect with you would be to make the theme of your engagement party reflect on things you love. Be it with the venue, the style, and the decorations you choose. Let it hint at something that is personal.
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9. Incorporate a Former Date into the Party
Another way of letting your invitees connect with you and your fiancé would be to host the engagement party at venue that you two have been to or shared a special moment at.
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10. Make It Romantic
It’s an engagement party, after all! Make sure to add a touch of romance with decorations and various other means & elements such as poetry displays, candles & lighting, and other items that resonate on romance.
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