Your love has lasted the cruelty of changing time and now the time has approached to make it official. There is no better way than putting a ring on your partner’s finger and declaring the whole world that you have found the love of your life. So have you ever wondered where you start planning your engagement party? What steps will you need to follow to get everything planned and organized in time? Here are some steps that will help you do so.
- Identify the hosts
The first and important step is finding out who will be hosting your engagement party. If we talk about tradition then normally the bride’s parents are the host. But it isn’t always the case. Time is changing and so are traditions. The Groom’s family, siblings or even you and your partner can host your own engagement party. It is totally acceptable for anyone to become the host. Even more than one person or party can jointly host the party. If you want, you can have no engagement party at all. But that is not what this article is about.
- Set up your budget
The next most important step is setting up the budget. Because let us face it, it all goes down to how much money you have in your pocket and how much you are willing to spend on your engagement party. Doesn’t matter if you are having a big fancy event or a small intimate event, budget is important in both the cases. It helps you to have all sorts of things at the minimum costs. This is the benefit of setting up a budget.
- Select the date
Pick a date, day, month and year for your wedding. What kind of a person are you? Do you like the long summer days or are you more of a winter loving person? You will probably pick a day or season that you like but you also need to keep in mind a bunch of other things while selecting a date. Make sure all your guests are free and are able to make it to your event. Try to check the weather. Is it favorable for the event etc?
- Pick a venue
Engagement parties can be arranged in halls or outside. Just like weddings, couples also do destination engagement parties. You can also have a beach party. Whether your party is big or small, you need to look up for a venue well in advance. All the nice venues are pre-booked at least 6 months in advance. So you better start searching early in order to get the best venue that fits all your guests and at a reasonable price. Venues that are chosen last minute are always very expensive.
- Make your guest list
You have the partner, the date and the venue. Now you will need to make the list of people who will be attending your event. There is no hard and fast rule when it comes to inviting people on your engagement party. But try to keep one thing in mind that the people that are invited on your engagement should also be invited to your wedding. Try to make the list early so that if you remember someone is missing on the list, you can add them later. Do not miss out the important people.
- Pick your dress
The last and most important step is picking your dress. Make sure to choose a dress that looks well on you, that compliments your body shape and highlights the beautiful feature of your body. Apart for that, work on yourself as well. Get plenty of rest and drink 8 glasses of water daily. When you are healthy from the inside, you will look best on your engagement party.