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What to Bring to an Engagement Party

So you got invited to an engagement party. Fun! But what should you bring?

First things first: you are almost never required to bring a present to an engagement party. In fact, bringing something too extravagant could be considered poor taste. The couple will get plenty of gifts at the wedding, so you don't want to overdo it at the more informal gathering.

But, if you're like me, you probably want to share your excitement for the couple by offering them a thoughtful gift. Here are some things to keep in mind:

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Giftinsider1 Giftinsider1 4 years
My name is Stephanie, a gift expert from the Gift Insider. This post is perfect for engagement gifting advice- keep it simple, sweet, and sincere! Check out our top 5 engagement gift ideas that the bride and groom-to-be will absolutely LOVE.    http://thegiftinsider.com/blogs/2012/07/05/top-5-engagement-gift-ideas-do-you-need-to-give-one/   The Gift Insider has tons of gift ideas for just about any occasion- TheGiftInsider.com   Happy gifting!
runningesq runningesq 8 years
Bottle of wine - useful and cheap !
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
skigurl, seriously, and I work and are friends with alot of people, whose weddings I have attended.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
CG, seriously? i know a Greek couple who had about 6 engagement parties....excessive, yes, but i think most couples have one...just a family BBQ sometimes or a dinner at a supper club etc.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 8 years
There are engagement parties? I have been on this earth 35 years and never heard of even one person having one.
popgoestheworld popgoestheworld 8 years
Whatever happened to throwing a party and not expecting loads of presents in return? I don't bring gifts to engagement parties. There are showers and weddings for that. I definitely bring a card though.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 8 years
a friend and i brought these nice cupcakes and flowers to my friends engagement party..
kia kia 8 years
I think the best cue is to think of your relationship to the couple. If you are a casual friend then a wedding planner may not be cool if there are closer friends like a BFF or sister who are familiar with wedding planning. I got unsolicited wedding planners and was like WTH?
greenapples1987 greenapples1987 8 years
never been to an engagement party..these are some really good tips, i would have no idea really what to bring..the next time i get an invite i'm taking a nice bottle of wine.
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