8 Tips For Planning the Perfect Engagement Party



So your guy just popped the question (congrats!) and you’ve got that gorgeous new sparkler on your finger—now it’s time to celebrate the big news with your nearest and dearest. Your engagement party is just the first of many wedding-related get togethers that’ll happen before you walk down the aisle, and while it’s a great way to set the tone for your Big Day, you don’t want to exhaust yourself before the real planning even begins.

Whether you’re throwing the shindig yourselves, or one set of parents is doing the honors, these eight planning ideas, from Jess Levin of Carats & Cake,  will help to get the ball rolling.

From keeping the decor casual (you can’t go wrong with understated florals and romantic candlelight) to welcoming your guests with a festive cocktail, these guidelines will ensure that your party is both beautiful and personal without overshadowing the wedding to come.

Take a quick peek at all of the ideas here. We’d love to hear if you have any additional tips for planning an unforgettable party.

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