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Wedding Engagement party and your wedding budget
So the first step has been taken, and now you may be preparing and planning for your new house, new furnitures, wedding plans...... but you still need to have some fun..... the wedding engagement party!

The wedding engagement party should not take you by surprise even though is the next thing on the list. Traditionally, the wedding engagement party takes place on the day the announcement is made in the press or somewhere near to the date. It is during this engagement party that the announcement is made to whomever is present.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to know that the engagement party should be held as soon as possible. Because you want the engagement party to be a surprise when the announcement is made, if it is made known to most of your friends long before the engagement party, it will definitely lose its appeal.

The wedding engagement party can be an informal affair. The couple can do almost what and how they want it to be. But again, the entire wedding budget is to be considered clearly even though your parents may be paying for the engagement party. The wedding couple may also consider paying the engagement party as a kind gesture to ease off some burden from their parents.

The wedding engagement party can be held at home at the bride's house. Because it should be the bride's father to break the wonderful news of the event.

The invitation list of the wedding engagement party can either be long or short as it depends on how glamorous you want it to be. It can be a family gathering that consist of both sets of parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents or even aunts. Be sure to consider the after effects if you do not invite your close friends, as they may be offended by your gesture, especially aunts. Be tactful, it may be your party but you will be branded as inconsiderate if details are not taken care of.

You may even invite the whole list of your friends down to your childhood, it all depends on whether you want it to be an intimate event or another glamorous “networking” party. If your decision is the latter, you may consider hiring a caterer for the engagement party or even host it at a hotel or restaurant. That will save your dear mother cleaning up the mess after the party is over. If you have the wedding budget to do it.... do it, it saves you lots of time, and set you with more time to enjoy the party.

Engagement party venue? For the wedding engagement party to be held in the hotel or restaurant is really straightforward. As this is not the first case they are handling an engagement party.

They will be able to advise you on the arrangement of the tables, choosing the menu, the right wine for the occasion or even prepare a speech for you. The food that you choose need not be expensive, but bear in mind that each guest is satisfied and not go home hungry. Wine will definitely be a plus in any occasion, but if it is not considered or controlled, it may blow your budget. If you prefer to throw your engagement party at home, your guests may bring with them a bottle of wine as a gift and that may save you some cost.

Sitting arrangements? Well, normally the couple will be at the center, and the groom's parents on his side and her parents on hers, respectively.


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