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Creating Unforgettable Memories - Planning the Perfect Engagement Celebration

Congratulations!! It’s time to celebrate your engagement, a joyous occasion that marks the beginning of a beautiful journey towards marriage. Planning the perfect engagement party can be both exciting and daunting. Whether you’re envisioning an intimate gathering or a grand affair, here are some tips and ideas to ensure your celebration is memorable and enjoyable for everyone involved.


Before diving into all the details you’ve dreamed of, establish a budget. Determine how much you’re willing to spend and prioritize your expenses. This will help you make decisions about the venue, guest list, food, and decorations without financial stress.

Celebration Date

Select a date that allows enough time for planning and gives your guests ample notice. Consider the availability of close family and friends, and try to avoid conflicting events.

Guest List

Decide on the size of your celebration. An intimate gathering with close family and friends can be just as meaningful as a larger celebration. Remember, engagement parties are often more relaxed and informal compared to the wedding, so it’s okay if you decide to keep it on the smaller side.


Your venue sets the tone for the celebration. There are endless options ranging from a cozy backyard soiree or a chic, local restaurant to an unique venue that showcases your personality.  Ensure the venue aligns with your vision and can accommodate your guest comfortably.


Themes can add a fun and cohesive element to your celebration. Whether it’s a family oriented barbecue, an intimate cocktail affair, or an elegant dinner party, a theme helps guide your décor, invitations, and even attire. Make sure that it is reflective of your personal style as a couple and sets the tone for your upcoming nuptials.

Capture Special Moments

Hire a photographer or set up a photo booth to capture memories of your special day. Alternatively, you can encourage guests to take photos and share them on social media with a unique hashtag.

Menu and Decor 

Food plays a central role in any celebration. Depending on your venue and budget, options can range from catered meals or a restaurant menu to a potluck or a BBQ. Consider dietary restrictions and preferences to ensure there’s something for everyone. Decorations enhance the atmosphere and should reflect your theme. Bring your Pinterest board to life with touches like flowers, linens or DIY decorations that add a personal touch.


Entertainment can keep the party lively and engaging. Options include a live band, a DJ, or a curated Apple Music or Spotify playlist. Fun activities like photo booths, games, or a slideshow of the couple’s journey can also be a hit.


Once you have your guest list and venue, it’s time to send out invitations. Digital invites are convenient, but traditional paper invites can add an extra touch. Ensure the invitations match your theme and provide all necessary details, including RSVP information.

With planning and creativity, you can have an amazing event that sets the stage for your new journey together. Also, expect the unexpected -  whether it’s a sudden change in weather or a last-minute guest, be flexible and enjoy the moment. Remember, this is just the beginning of your wedding festivities, so enjoy every moment and cherish the memories made with your friends and family. Need help bringing your vision to life? Covesa Kelly Events can assist you with planning an engagement celebration you’ll never forget. 



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