Traditionally, the engagement party is a time when the families of the engaged couple meet. If you have been entrusted with the responsibility of planning the engagement party for a couple and their families, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. As a well-stocked Atlanta event rental store, we have everything you need to make this occasion fun, memorable and meaningful for everyone. Below are a few suggestions to aid you in planning an engagement party.
Set a Date Early
Send out invitations early. If all the guests are local, a lead time of about one month to six weeks should suffice. If a number of guests are coming from a significant distance away, send out invitations at least two months prior to the date. Don’t forget to include RSVP cards with a reply-by date along with the invitations so you can get a clear head count as early as possible.
The engagement party is not the wedding reception. It is usually a low-key affair with the focus on the engaged couple and their respective families getting together for perhaps the first time. Encourage guests to dress in nice but casual clothes, something they will be comfortable in throughout the party. If the bride has selected a color motif for the wedding, you can ask guests to wear an item of clothing in that shade.
If the engagement party is being held in a restaurant, make sure the menu is varied enough so there is something for all your guests to enjoy. Do inquire from the engaged couple ahead of time if any of their family members have dietary restrictions.
It’s difficult to carry on a decent conversation if you have to shout above the music to be heard. Keep you party’s music in the background, and choose the kind of music that will allow your guests to mingle and converse easily. At some point in the celebration, you can ask family members to share something about the bride- or groom-to-be that few people know about. It could be a funny childhood incident, a unique character trait or a life-altering decision that he or she made that affected them profoundly.
Let us assist you in hosting a successful engagement party with our excellent Atlanta wedding rental equipment and merchandise. We’ll be glad to answer any questions you might have about party equipment rentals in Atlanta. No matter what type of event you’re planning, you will find our inventory of tent, chair and table rentals in Atlanta to be comprehensive and of very high quality. You can call us for assistance in party rentals in Birmingham as well.