Tips for Planning an Engagement Party
It’s 2020, and many people are planning their wedding festivities in line with the new decade. Of course, every great wedding starts with a fantastic engagement party. These celebrations are an excellent opportunity for lovers and their families and friends to celebrate the news that they’ve decided to tie the knot. As one of the most reputable event planning companies in Philadelphia, Catering by Mario’s would like to offer some expert tips for planning your engagement party.
Work Out Who Will Host the Engagement Party.
While the more traditional route is for the bride’s family to host the party, really anyone could be the organizer for this event. If you’re a traditionalist, then it’s a good idea to offer the bride’s parent’s first refusal. Remember, a fabulous engagement party doesn’t have to be huge; you can keep it intimate with a close-knit group of friends to keep costs and stressful planning to a minimum.
Set a Date.
The sooner after the actual engagement you plan your party, the better. With that being said, we don’t recommend scheduling a grandiose affair within the first month of engagement. Instead, give yourselves some time to relax in your newly engaged status before you execute your engagement party plan. Waiting also allows you to plan your guest list, location, and style of the occasion, allowing you to organize your engagement party efficiently.
Pick a Venue.
The best part about engagement parties is that they can be as extravagant or casual as you would like them to be. While you could have a simple party in your backyard or get a table at a restaurant, you can also go big by hosting it in a catering hall. Catering by Mario’s has a selection of exclusive venues, including the Emerald Ballroom, at your disposal for this event. Perhaps you may want to host a cocktail party in your future marital abode. The possibilities are endless.
Choose a Caterer.
With more than 20 years of corporate catering and event planning experience, our team can help you every step of the way from menus and planning, to design and execution of your engagement party. We’ll offer as much or as little input into planning your event as you deem necessary, using our knowledge and experience to deliver world-class catering, planning, and service.