How to Throw Your Dream Engagement Party on a Budget
Engagement parties officially kick off the wedding festivities! So why not honor the bride and groom-to-be with an engagement party that reflects their personalities and style? While party costs can add up quickly, don’t stress out quite yet – here are 5 affordable engagement party ideas that won’t drain your bank account:
- Host a Backyard Party
You don’t need a grand venue to have a chic and fun engagement party. Host the engagement party at a home and utilize the backyard! This will give you freedom with decorations and a relaxed vibe for the couple of honor and their guests.
- Make DIY Decorations
String pictures of the couple of honor using ribbon and clothespins as decoration throughout the party space. Not only is this a great way for the bride and groom to-be to reminisce, but it also brings a charm to the party as well. To brighten up the space, you can string homemade festive lights or lanterns!
- Have a Potluck
We all know that catering is a large cost, so why not have everyone bring a little something? Whether it’s their signature dish or a small appetizer, most people love showing off their go-to party plate. Having a potluck will allow your guests to try a little bit of everything!
- Create a Mimosa Bar
Keep booze costs at a minimum by creating a mimosa bar for daytime parties. Mimosa bars are pretty to look at and a major crowd pleaser, so it’s a win-win all around.
- Photo Booth Fun
Photo booths are always the life of the party and a fun way to for everyone to have a keepsake from the party. Get creative with the backdrop – it can be as simple as stringing a paper garland and balloons. Have some fun props ready from the party store and you’re done!
In the end, saving on your engagement party will allow you to splurge a little more on your big day – so call up your favorite wedding photographer or order those luxurious centerpieces you’ve been dreaming of!
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