Planning a Meaningful and Personal(ized) Engagement Party
Engagements are meant to be celebrated! Plan a meaningful engagement party celebration using personalized gifts, decor, and stationery from Shutterfly!
So you said “Yes!” now it’s time to celebrate! Pre-wedding events are often left out of the total wedding budget. But when done right, you can pull it off without the stress of too many added expenses! Plus, all the added fun of celebrating your engagement with everyone you love! Typically, the happy couple aren’t the ones planning an engagement party for themselves, but perhaps you have preferences on how you’d like to celebrate!
Inviting your friends and family to celebrate your engagement and personalizing an amazing experience is practically effortless with Shutterfly. They’ve got you covered on everything from invitations to decor, and even fun affordable favors to celebrate this amazing moment! In this post, we’ll share our top tips for planning a meaningful engagement party as well as suggestions for our favorite Shutterfly products to make your event even more personal!
Engagement Party Invitations, Favors, Decor, Gifts and more from Shutterfly!
Engagement Party Invitations
Set the tone for your engagement party with one of the beautiful Shutterfly engagement party invitation designs.
They have so many options from simple to ornate and can actually help you pick a theme and color scheme for the event. Each of the designs is easy to customize with your personal details, names, date, etc.
With Shutterfly, you can affordably create customized paper products that are sure to wow your guests!
Engagement Party Favors
Now that you’ve got the ring, share the gifting love with your friends and family.
Giving your engagement party guests a personalized favor to take home will make them feel extra special. Plus, with fewer guests than your full reception list, you’ll save some money by doing favors now instead of the day of the wedding!
Choose from a variety of cute (and actually useful) items that you can completely customize to represent you and yours!
Engagement Party Decorations and Signage
Decorate the engagement party space with amazing photo goods from Shutterfly. From framed photos of the happy couple to custom canvas art and printed banners, there are so many decoration options to choose from.
Don’t forget to put your “she said yes” banner front and center! You could also order yard signs or other personalized decor items to honor the newly engaged couple.
Engagement Party Games + Entertainment
A Photo Booth allows guests to capture special moments in time and share them with friends and family. We highly recommend a customized selfie frame to make a DIY photo booth for your guests! They will have tons of fun taking photos with it, and you’ll get to share in those memories for years to come.
After the party, you can put all of your guests’ selfies in a custom printed Shutterfly photobook!
Engagement Party Gifts and Keepsakes
Personalize a pair of wine glasses for the soonlyweds with their last name and wedding date, if it’s been set!
Personalize an iPhone case with all the important dates in your relationship so you can show off how long you’ve been together to your guests!
Have one of the couple’s engagement photos turned into canvas art with Shutterfly’s canvas printing service.
Have a Shutterfly photo book printed with the happy couple’s engagement photos! The guests can sign it with a personal message to the newly engaged couple at the party.
How to plan a meaningful engagement party
Below are some tips for planning an engagement party that any soonlywed couple will love!
Consult the Happy Couple
You want to throw the type of party the soon-to-be-weds will actually appreciate and enjoy, so don’t skip this crucial step. Ask them their preferences on style, location, theme, gifts, etc so you can craft a celebration that feels authentic to them.
Nail the Details
First off, you have to get your guest list together! Gather a list of VIPs you want to celebrate your engagement with. This typically includes both sets of families and your closest friends and other loved ones. Next, decide on if you’ll have a theme or not so you can begin planning the decorations and other details.
Send Personalized Invites
Shop for Engagement Party Invitations from Shutterfly! They have a wide assortment of designs to choose from to match any party style, color, or theme. Include an engagement photo of the happy couple to further personalize the invitation.
Decide on a date and location. Try to plan for a date that is 8 weeks out. This is enough time to plan everything, but also leave room for last minute changes and additions. You can put this event at a location that you already have booked for the wedding, with the help of your wedding planner or venue. This will save you time and money on renting out space.
Keep Food Light
When it comes to food, snacks are best! Have finger foods like cheese and crackers, or plan a beautiful charcuterie board featuring fun appetizers like your favorite dips and veggies, and maybe even some finger sandwiches! Don’t go too over the top– a cocktail party-style event is perfect for an engagement party!
Make it personal
Add personal touches to the engagement party by personalizing different aspects of the party itself! From the invitations to the decorations, to the party favors and gifts, there are so many ways to customize a party thanks to Shutterfly!
Personalize Your Engagement Party with Shutterfly’s Decor, Stationery, Gifts, and more!
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