by: Lauren

A Note from the Editor: Having an engagement party was one of the few things that I do NOT regret about my wedding planning experience. We had a long engagement (16 months from engagement to wedding), and a party was a fun way to celebrate our engagement early on so we could have more time to plan the wedding day! Our friends from Basic Invite are joining us today to talk more about how to celebrate your engagement, and we can’t wait for you hear what they have to say! 

If you ask us, engagement parties should be included into the list of pre-wedding celebrations that aren’t entirely necessary, but totally should be… mostly due to the fact that we love a good party, but also because celebrating that first moment as an engaged couple should totally be part of the process! It’s too exciting not to be, right?!

Bridal showers and bachelorette parties seem to get all of the glory so today we’re bringing you ideas for an epic engagement party and awesome invitations to go along in hopes that you will add one more day of festivity to the months of planning, partying, and ultimate saying I Do! Because really, why not?

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A Family Affair

Celebrating an engagement with your family can be a great idea! After all, your family is stuck with you and your soon-to-be spouse, so adding one more party in the mix shouldn’t be too big of a deal, right? If this is the route you take, make the engagement party less about you and more about celebrating family and love in general. Whether you’re family is big or small, you can gather like you would for the holidays or a birthday, but make things a little more special by trading the informal invitation phone call for personalized engagement party invitations.

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Couples Only

If you’re leaning towards an engagement celebration, but you aren’t sure how many times your single friends or acquaintances really want to celebrate your upcoming marriage, inviting your other couple friends for a fancy date night in the name of your engagement might be a better choice! Your couple friends have likely been in your shoes or want to be – so, plan a night out (or in) for a fancy dinner with a few of your closest couple friends. They will enjoy having a date night, too!


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Game Night

Game night is another alternative that everyone will enjoy! Create game night themed custom engagement invitations and send them out to the people in your life who are always down for a good time! Keeping game night low-key with pizza and popcorn is one idea, or you could go all out and have a murder mystery party to kick off your engagement in style!

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Without an engagement there is no marriage, so really an engagement is a milestone moment that should be celebrated just like a bride being showered or a family coming together the night before for a final rehearsal dinner.

Think about the people in your life who might be most excited for you and plan a night to celebrate! The themes and ideas are endless and creating an engagement party invite will give you the tools you need to custom design the rest of your wedding stationery. And Basic Invite is a source you should be turning to for all your invitation needs.

From chic and simple designs to rustic backyard BBQ themes, Basic Invite has personalized engagement cards that are completely customizable with over 180 colors, 100 font choices, and so much more! This is a huge moment for you and you deserve to celebrate in style so head over to Basic Invite and get to party planning!


This post is presented in partnership with Basic Invite.

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Founder & Editor at Every Last Detail
Lauren Grove is the editor and owner of Every Last Detail. A clueless bride-turned-wedding planner, Lauren uses her experiences and knowledge to educate and inspire brides all over the world.
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