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Engagement & Engagement Party Questions

Congratulations – you are engaged! And one of your first actions as a newly engaged couple should be to celebrate. The best way to do that? An engagement party! If you have never planned an engagement party, though, you probably have questions about the best way to go about it. Don't worry; you are not the only one. On this page, we have compiled a list of the most common engagement and engagement party questions we have received from brides just like you and provided expert answers for each. We will let you know if you need to register for your engagement party, along with who should be invited. We also have advice for when you should throw your engagement party and who should host. We even have tips for your toughest engagement questions, such as, "Should I tell my ex that I'm engaged?" and "Is it a bad idea to post a photo of my engagement ring on Facebook?" And, of course, we have answers to the fun questions like, "Who should we tell first about our wedding engagement?" Have a question you do not see answered? Submit it to Carley and you just might see the answer show up on our site!

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Is it appropriate to register in time for our engagement party? I've been told that it's a social no-no to register this early.

It's perfectly acceptable to register as soon as you get engaged. This gives guests who'd like to purchase a gift for you for any prewedding parties -- including engagement parties, showers, or brunches -- some guidance when buying. The fact that you're registered doesn't mean that guests must buy a gift from your registry; it simply gives them options... read more

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