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Feb 21, 2018

6 Ways to Host the Ultimate Engagement Party

One of the most exciting things to do before your big day is to host an engagement party! Show your friends a good time and let them shower you with congratulations. We’re sharing 6 of our favorite tips to make sure you’re the hostess (or host) with the mostess and your engagement party tops the rest!


Photo by Pill Photography, featured in this Greenhouse Proposal

1. Send out a fun invite! 

What’s the best way to get people excited? A proper (and exciting!) invitation to your celebration. Don’t skimp – Your engagement truly is something to celebrate!


Photo by Heather Selzer, featured in this Pastel Riverfront Engagement Party

2. Wear White

White isn’t only reserved for your big day! Don’t be afraid to let everyone know you’re the bride-to-be in a classic white ensemble.

7 Steps to Throwing the Perfect Engagement Party
Dresses from Love and Lace, Photo by Diana Marie Photography


Photo by Lucy Munoz Photography, featured in this Picnic Engagement

3. Cocktails!

What kind of party doesn’t have tasty cocktails?! Let your inner bartender shine with some cute cocktails garnished with fruit or flowers. Creating a designated cocktail area also makes for a great photo-op so everyone can start using your wedding #hashtag.

7 Steps to Throwing the Perfect Engagement Party
Design by GATHER Events, Photo by Brian Tropiano

7 Steps to Throwing the Perfect Engagement Party
Event by La Cosa Bella Events, Photo by Katy Cook Photography


Photo by Heather Selzer, featured in this Pastel Riverfront Engagement Party

4. Try out a different theme

There are so many amazing color schemes and ways to execute your wedding, and your engagement party is the perfect time to go for something you wouldn’t do on your wedding but still want to try!

7 Steps to Throwing the Perfect Engagement Party
Flowers by Hidden Garden Flowers, Wedding by Sterling Social, Photo by Krista Mason Photography

7 Steps to Throwing the Perfect Engagement Party
Design by CCL Weddings and Events, Photo by Gianluca Advasio

5. Don’t forget about dessert!

Everyone has a sweet tooth! Satisfy some cravings with any little treats- from cupcakes to candies, your guests will be sure to love them!

7 Steps to Throwing the Perfect Engagement Party
Flowers by Brie’s Honeybees and Flowers, Photo by Sara Weir


Photo by Marni Rothschild, featured in this Vibrant Engagement Party

6. Or Favors!

Don’t let your guests leave empty handed. Instead, hand them a favor with the date of your wedding right on there – it doubles as something sweet and a save-the-date they won’t forget!

7 Steps to Throwing the Perfect Engagement Party
Favors by Modern Art Catering, Photo by Brian Leahy Photo

What wedding planning topics would you like to know more about? 

  • Tara

    Loving the fun invites

  • Nikki

    Obsessing over the invites!!!

  • Jamie

    Great ideas for a fun and happy engagement party!

  • Britt

    Definitely wear white!

  • Karen

    Love that white lace crop top!!!

  • Ashley I.

    amazing idea to have the bar be a backdrop as well! love!

  • erin {a lowcountry wedding}

    love that bar set up!

  • Jessica

    The cocktail bar looks so so so amazing!!

  • Jojo

    These are perfect 🙂

  • Kara

    Love love love these ideas!!

  • Hope

    Everything about this is so gorgeous & fun!!

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