True Society’s Engagement Party Ideas for an Unforgettable Celebration

Congratulations, lovebirds! The excitement of your recent engagement in what the Brides Magazine called “the year of the proposal” is still fresh in the air, and now it’s time to celebrate this joyous milestone with an epic engagement party. 

With SO many brides getting engaged this year, many will be planning an engagement party AND looking for a wedding dress soon – that’s where we come in! 

At True Society, we know how important it is to make lasting memories. That’s why our engagement party ideas are here to help you plan an unforgettable celebration. From themes and outfits to decorations – we’ve got you covered. Let’s dive in and create an engagement party that’ll be talked about for years to come. 

What is an Engagement Party? 

An engagement party is a celebration that takes place after a couple gets engaged. It’s like a pre-wedding party where friends and family can get together to celebrate the couple’s upcoming marriage. The party is usually more casual and laid-back compared to the actual wedding. However, if you want to celebrate with a lavish, over-the-top celebration of love, we’re totally here for it! 

It’s best to throw an engagement party soon after getting engaged, while the news is still fresh. This allows you to share your excitement with your loved ones and kick off the wedding season. 

What Are the Steps for Planning an Engagement Party? 

Do you need help with party planning? We’ve got you! Here are eight steps to help you plan the most memorable engagement party: 

1. Decide who’s hosting: Anyone can take on the role of the host. It could be the engaged couple’s parents, the newly engaged couple themselves, close friends or other relatives. 

2. Pick a date and venue: Time to find the perfect spot to party! It could be a friend’s backyard, a trendy rooftop or a cozy local restaurant. Don’t forget to choose a date that works for your guests to ensure maximum attendance. 

3. Determine the party theme: Adding a theme to the engagement party can make it more fun and memorable. Consider you and your fiancées’ interests, hobbies or a shared passion when choosing a theme. It could be a specific color scheme, a favorite destination or a particular era. Let your creativity shine! 

4. Send out invitations: Send out invites with enough time to give your guests notice and attendance. Opt for funky designs, witty wording and maybe even throw in some confetti to get your guests excited. Don’t forget to include all the necessary details, such as the date, time, venue, RSVP information and any specific instructions. 

5. Choose food and drinks: Decide whether you want a gourmet feast, finger foods or a DIY food station where your guests can create their own culinary masterpieces. Consider any dietary restrictions of the guests and ensure there are options for everyone to enjoy. Don’t forget the drinks! Stock up on refreshing cocktails, bubbles and/or non-alcoholic options to keep the good times flowing. 

6. Plan games and activities: Keep the energy high with entertaining games and activities that will have everyone laughing and bonding. From hilarious photo booths to epic dance-offs or even a friendly competition, make sure there’s never a dull moment. 

7. Select decorations: Transform your venue into party paradise with vibrant decorations that reflect your chosen theme. Think dazzling lights, playful props and eye-catching centerpieces. Let your creativity shine and create an atmosphere so that everyone feels the love in the air. 

8. Prepare a speech: Preparing a short, heartfelt speech is a wonderful way to express your love and gratitude to your loved ones at the engagement party. Also, if you want to share your proposal story or give any wedding details – now’s your time to shine! 

Engagement party themes can vary depending on your preferences and style. Here are some popular engagement party themes for inspiration: 

  • Garden Party: Embrace the beauty of nature with a garden-themed engagement party. Decorate the venue with flowers, fairy lights and lush greenery. Set up outdoor seating areas and serve refreshing cocktails and light bites. 
  • Backyard BBQ: Host a casual and laid-back engagement party in your backyard. Fire up the grill, serve delicious BBQ dishes and create a relaxed atmosphere with picnic-style seating and outdoor games. 
  • Pizza Party: Who doesn’t love pizza? Make it the star of your engagement party by setting up a pizza station with various toppings and flavors. You could hire a caterer with a portable pizza oven to create fresh and delicious pizzas for your guests or even better, make it in your own pizza oven. 
  • Game Night: Bring out the competitive spirit with a game night-themed engagement party. Set up different game stations, such as board games, card games or even video games.  
  • Brunch: Celebrate your engagement with a delightful brunch party. Serve a variety of breakfast and lunch dishes, along with mimosas and other brunch cocktails. 
  • Rooftop Formal: If you’re looking for a more formal affair, consider hosting your engagement party on a rooftop with a stunning view. Dress up in your finest attire and dive into sophisticated decorations, live music and a gourmet menu. 

Feel free to mix and match themes or add your own twist to create a celebration that reflects your style and personality. The most important thing is to have fun and celebrate your love with your family and friends. 

What Do you Wear to an Engagement Party? 

Essense of Australia Style D3957 

Martina Liana Style 1646 

As the future bride-to-be, you want to be the star of your engagement party. Give your guests a bridal preview in an all white look. Whether it’s in a matching two-piece like Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown or a glamorous halter-dress like Perth entrepreneur and influencer Em Davies, the choice is yours!   

If the engagement party has a specific theme, consider incorporating it into your outfit and the guest’s dress code. The key is to feel comfortable and confident in what you’re wearing. Choose a look that reflect your personal style and make you feel and look your best.  

Remember, you can make your engagement party as big or small as you want it to be! The most important part is to have a blast with your loved ones and get ready to ring the wedding bells.  

Get ready to celebrate the engagement party of your dreams! Book your appointment today and explore all the amazing dresses we have for you at True Society. Availability varies per store.  

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