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Engagement Party - Necessary or Not?

Lynnie, on January 14, 2020 at 11:05 AM Posted in Parties and Events 1 85
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What's your stance on engagement parties? 馃拲 Do you think a quick party is totally necessary? Or did you skip an formal celebration?


What do you think? Are engagement parties a necessary event, or not??



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85 Comments

Latest activity by Martha, on July 21, 2020 at 10:09 AM
  • Amber
    Master February 2020
    Amber
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    Not necessary, we skipped this entirely. I've never actually heard of people having one around here.

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  • Meghan
    Master October 2019
    Meghan
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    Not necessary. We chose not to have an engagement party. We knew we would have other wedding related events and did not want to burn our friends/family out.

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  • Katherine
    Beginner December 2020
    Katherine
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    Totally not necessary, it鈥檚 something nice to have but not needed that鈥檚 why we鈥檙e just having a rehearsal dinner with all of our loved ones that are invited to the party
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  • Amanda
    Dedicated January 2021
    Amanda
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    Not necessary!

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  • BETH M.
    Savvy December 2021
    BETH M.
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    No, i really think it cheese if someone throw it for them lselves too.
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  • Stefanie
    Expert July 2020
    Stefanie
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    We didn't have one. Engagement parties are just another expense that isn't necessary.
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  • Merline
    Super February 2020
    Merline
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    Not necessary! We actually skipped it, although one was offered to us. We just thought the money could be used elsewhere.

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  • Kirstin
    Dedicated June 2021
    Kirstin
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    We skipped it. Family too spread out wasn鈥檛 worth it
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  • Anjelik
    Savvy September 2021
    Anjelik
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    Not necessary, it鈥檚 another thing to spend money on lol
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  • Meagan
    Dedicated July 2021
    Meagan
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    Not necessary as it is an extra expense, but we did have one lol. I'm glad we did, both families put it together and it was just a nice way for both families to start to meet.
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  • Kasyah
    Devoted July 2020
    Kasyah
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    Not necessary- seemed like a waste of money to us.
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  • Kaysey
    Super February 2020
    Kaysey
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    Not necessary. we skipped it all together.

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  • Amanda
    Savvy July 2021
    Amanda
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    Not Necessary - I think it appears as "please help me pay for the wedding and then come a year later and give me more gifts! - oh and the bridal shower!" It's too much...

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  • Stefanie
    Expert July 2020
    Stefanie
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    Same here.
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  • Ashley
    Devoted July 2021
    Ashley
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    Not necessary. The weekend after we got engaged we went out with friends, like we usually do, and they bought us drinks as a congratulations. But there was no planned party.

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  • Jamie
    Dedicated November 2020
    Jamie
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    Not necessary, it鈥檚 another added expense. The funds can be used toward other wedding related expenses.
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  • Samantha
    Savvy October 2020
    Samantha
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    Not necessary. We skipped it.

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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle
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    Not necessary
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  • Kristin
    Devoted June 2021
    Kristin
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    Nope. We skipped it and saved the money!
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  • Kelsey
    VIP September 2020
    Kelsey
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    Not necessary!

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