Love is in the air. The wedding request was made and the lovebirds are treading on clouds. But it is necessary to make the invitation official with the family and that is when the engagement party enters. This moment marks the beginning of the common history of the future couple. Find out more about the simple engagement party:
There are several ways to make an engagement, but if you are looking for something simple and intimate this post will give you the sure tips on how to organize and plan a simple engagement party and full of emotions. Check out:
Who to invite to simple engagement party
A simple engagement party inevitably ends up being more intimate. That is why it is not necessary to invite all the people you would invite to the wedding. Most grooms prefer to have a lunch or dinner only for their close relatives, such as grandparents, parents and siblings.
Future godparents must also be present. So, if you have not already defined that, the time has come. The couple may also choose to invite close friends, but it is not a rule.
Invitations can be printed, virtual or by mouth. The more elaborate engagement parties ask for a physical invitation, and for simpler parties the ideal is to make virtual invitations to be distributed by email, social network or application. Another possibility is to use the good old phone and make the same mouth call.
However, remember to make the invitation at least one month in advance.
When to make the simple engagement party
The best bet is to have the engagement party between a year and a half to a year before the date of the wedding. It is therefore important that the bride and groom have already decided the date of the wedding to be communicated on the day of the engagement.
Where to make the simple engagement party
Since the intention is to do something simple, you do not have to worry about renting a salon or hiring a buffet. Usually the engagement party is held at the parents' house of a bride and groom, but it can also happen at a restaurant or at the party hall of the condominium.
The request at the simple engagement party
The engagement party has the purpose of making marriage official and commitment to marriage. Therefore, the official request is one of the most awaited moments of the event, especially nowadays when the groom no longer needs to ask the bride's hand.
The request may be accompanied by a brief speech, but if the couple is shy or does not feel very comfortable speaking in public they can only make a toast on behalf of the union. But do not let this moment go blank.
What to serve at the simple engagement party
What will be served at the engagement party depends a lot on the personal taste of the bride and groom. Many prefer to opt for a barbecue for the engagement party, but nothing prevents a more elaborate lunch or dinner with starter, main course and dessert.
If brides prefer something more relaxed and less formal, a brunch or cocktail is the best bet. In the end, do not forget to serve the cake because party without cake, you see, right?
Decoration for simple engagement party
The decor should be as simple as the party. No exaggeration, remember that you need to save money for the wedding that will happen soon.
Balloons are a cheap and very decorative option. Another option are bottles used as a lone vessel, you can still decorate the place with candles and lamps. A clothesline looks great too.
Do you have this?
Engagement party does not have a gift list, so do not create expectations of being gifted. But it is good that the guests bring something to the couple that can be used in the future house, for example. But that is not a rule.
What clothes should I wear?
Grooms do not have to worry about dress. The most indicated is a chic sport. Take advantage of this time also to test a hairstyle that you want to use on the day of the wedding or even to check the hair stylist's work.
What you can have, but it's not that necessary
The engagement party can count on a DJ to cheer the guests, souvenirs to thank the presence of everyone and photographer to record every moment. However, all these items are expendable if the budget is short or you simply find it unnecessary.
The engagement party, besides simple, can be cheap. That's because a lot of the things you can do yourself. On YouTube you can find hundreds of DIY-style videos - Do It Yourself or do it yourself - with step-by-step to make invitations, keepsakes and decorations.
See 60 Simple Engagement Party Decoration Ideas
Check out now a selection of photos of simple engagement parties with trends for 2018. Get inspired with these ideas and put your own:
Picture 1 - This simple decoration of engagement counted on the curtain of the room, the cloth washcloths and the crate of fair on the table.
Picture 2 - Look what a cool and economical souvenir idea for the simple engagement party; the guests even take the picture and take it home.
Picture 3 - How everything began: this slate tells everything; a simple, easy and inexpensive idea to do.
Picture 4 - Tablecloth made with bride and groom photo for simple engagement party.
Picture 5 - A simple bar for the guests to serve decorated with strips of metallic tape and heart of paper.
Picture 6 - Simple engagement party: wooden staircase decorated with the word love and vases of flowers; these letters are very cheap and can be found in stores that sell MDF.
Image 7 - Simple engagement party: beers served in the stroller.
Picture 8 - Decoration idea for simple engagement party: photo clothes on the table.
Image 9 - Decoration with recycled materials for the simple engagement party.
Picture 10 - At this engagement party, the photo, heart and lamp poles form the decoration.
Picture 11 - Sweetie! Everyone likes it, they are easy to do and you spend a little bit.
Picture 12 - Place marked and with all prominence for the future bride in the simple engagement party.
Picture 13 - Decoration of engagement white and red; table for the cake counted on candies, mini champagne and balloons to decorate.
Picture 14 - Balloons are the best allies of the economic decorations; in this simple engagement party, the option was for one in ring format, while the others bring written messages with same pen.
Image 15 - For the cake, a white table in Provencal style; on the wall, a curtain of paper hearts.
Picture 16 - Simple engagement party: your favorite song can be written in the balloons; Does not it look beautiful and romantic?
Image 17 - Led sign with bride and groom initials decorate the balcony along with some flowers and drink bottles.
Picture 18 - To unwind the simple engagement party, ask for hasgtag suggestions for the wedding.
Picture 19 - Simple engagement party: the engagement ring exposed on the macarons.
Picture 20 - Simple engagement party: decorated donuts with engagement rings.
Picture 21 - White and gold is the color chosen for this simple engagement party.
Picture 22 - A simple engagement decoration with the barbecue theme.
Image 23 - Have you thought about serving popcorn at your engagement? But not at all.
Picture 24 - "She said yes" ... that's all that matters now.
Picture 25 - Decoration of simple engagement party with pictures and candles.
Image 26 - If the engagement party goes outdoors, bet on a single table to accommodate all the guests; the moment of the toast becomes more interesting as well.
Image 27 - Golden heart draws all attention to itself.
Picture 28 - And what do you think of betting on a sweet or drink that marked the couple's story to serve on the day of the engagement?
Picture 29 - And the cake leaves no doubt: they are engaged!
Image 30 - Somewhat unusual, the colors yellow, blue and white form the decoration of this simple engagement party.
Picture 31 - And again they, the balloons! Showing that it is possible to make a simple and beautiful engagement party spending little.
Image 32 - Did you meet on the beach or did the sea have to do with your story? Then bet on a decoration with that theme.
Image 33 - Even the straws went into the decoration; enjoy the idea to make it yourself.
Image 34 - Clean and simple engagement party decoration.
Picture 35 - At this engagement party, the spatula cake was chosen to celebrate the marriage of the couple.
Image 36 - Old acquaintances of parties, cupcakes could not be left out of the simple engagement party.
Picture 37 - To relax, distribute engagement rings to the guests.
Picture 38 - Simple engagement party decorated with pallet panel ; rustic and beautiful.
Picture 39 - The outdoor parties require even less decoration, since nature itself is in charge of beautifying the party.
Image 40 - A heart of pink balloons.
Image 41 - Simple Engagement Cake was decorated with a pair of romantic birds and a charming succulent arrangement.
Picture 42 - Most modern and relaxed grooms can choose to accommodate people sitting on the floor in a very intimate atmosphere.
Picture 43 - Simple engagement party: popcorn served in personalized packaging.
Picture 44 - In a corner of the party, a table decorated with the good moments lived by the couple and the invitation for the marriage ceremony that will happen soon.
Image 45 - An unused sink propped on easels has turned into the bar of the simple engagement party.
Picture 46 - Decorate the glasses with glitter to impress your guests at the simple engagement party.
Image 47 - Paper flowers form the panel behind the cake table; the photos complete the decor.
Image 48 - Much love spread by the simple engagement party.
Picture 49 - Rustic bar full of appetizers for guests to pinch before the main meal.
Image 50 - Making an LED sign like this is simpler than you think; it's worth researching for a step by step.
Picture 51 - Make your own engagement rings on paper to decorate your simple engagement party.
Picture 52 - An all white decor to make the engagement party simple clean and delicate.
Image 53 - Traveling is your forte? Put this passion into the party decoration; Look what a beautiful suggestion.
Image 54 - To die of love for this outdoor engagement party; pure simplicity, but very welcoming and intimate.
Picture 55 - Amid the black and white, vivid colors to brighten the simple engagement decoration.
Picture 56 - Between the rustic and the modern: the jute towel gives the country tone, while the black color shows the modernity of the party.
Image 57 - About the cookies, the names of the engaged.
Image 58 - Three different cakes, but all of them very simple in presentation.
Image 59 - Since the party is informal, make available the means for the guests to serve alone; the suggestion here is the basket with bowls and the bucket of drinks.
Image 60 - Much color and joy to celebrate this special day at the simple engagement party.