While we rarely follow tradition, and most of us struggle to do something never done before, tradition is always a good place to begin. Traditionally, a couple announces their engagement and a celebration follows. The average engagement is between one and two years, but this is your unique adventure. These tips and ideas will take you on a journey from getting engaged to the engagement celebration.
Trends for Getting Engaged
The day you get engaged will have some special meaning for you and your relationship. There are a few meaningful dates that seem to be popular for getting engaged. Valentine’s day is the day of love, and apparently a popular date for getting engaged. Whether it is the patriotic spirit or the romantic element of bursting fireworks in the backdrop, the Fourth of July is also at the top of the list. Trends tell us that that couples are taking advantage of the New Year celebration to create a romantic moment and pop the big question. Christmas day seems to be the most popular day for getting engaged. Regardless of the day you say yes, there is a celebration to plan.
Planning the Engagement Party
An engagement party is usually smaller and less elaborate than the grand wedding event. The venue can be anywhere on the spectrum from an elegant garden to formal ballroom. Most engagement parties are formal affairs that involve service of a fine cuisine and alcoholic beverages. Some couples choose to only serve appetizers, beverages and an engagement cake. An all-inclusive event venue can create an affordable and unforgettable celebration by bundling the venue, furnishings, décor, banquet staff and bartender services into one package.
Much like wedding invitations, if you are considering a theme, your invitations will usually match the idea and portray your theme. A backyard barbecue will forego the foil and lace for something playful. The scale of the party and the atmosphere will make many decisions about your invitations. Email invitations are completely acceptable; however, formal print invitations remain popular and follow tradition. While you will not invite every wedding guest to the engagement party, all the guests that attend your engagement party will expect an invitation to the wedding. Do not forget to add the dress code to the invitations.
Crystal Ballroom Ocala
After the engagement, the first step to planning is to find a fairy tale wedding venue. Crystal Ballroom Ocala is an all-inclusive wedding and event venue with a dedicated design team to create a unique engagement party and fairy tale wedding of your dreams. Consult with the designers to plan your dream event, from the colors and fabrics to the flowers and centerpieces. Plan your celebration with in-house designers, planners, food managers and day of event coordinators to make your magical moment everything it should be.