Engagement parties were once specifically for announcing the couple’s big news. That’s no longer the case, though the future bride and groom may appropriately keep that tradition. Today, an accepted proposal is often widely known to family and close friends at cyberspeed, but the updated engagement party remains a joyful celebration of the couple and their newly-declared intention to marry.
Sending electronic invitations for an engagement party is now within the bounds of good manners, and all our invites are free for you to email from our site. You can also download the image or PDF of your finished project, free of charge. Print hard copies on your home printer, or take the file to a local print shop, or you can select “Professional Prints” in the “Finish” menu for an invitation with impact and distinction.
Traditionally, the bride’s parents are given the first opportunity to host an engagement party, followed by the groom’s parents, and then other family and friends. Modern life has impacted wedding etiquette along with other social expectations, and today’s engagement party may be hosted by the couple or their friends. It’s often less formal, even casual, leaving room for the main event to shine in contrast.
Whether you toast the newly-engaged couple over cocktails or around a backyard fire pit, sharing their excitement and expectations for a beautiful wedding and a happy marriage is an expression of love and support they will always cherish, and the Engagement Party Invitation is one of their first wedding keepsakes.