Did you know that approximately 10% of all engagements happen on Valentine’s Day? Whether you’re planning to ask your significant other to marry you this Friday or you know a couple taking the next step in their relationship, now is the time to start planning the engagement party. In today’s post, we’re going to cover a few of the most important things to keep in mind as you plan
As you’ll learn in more detail below, one of the most important steps is to book the right event venue. Alegria Gardens offers two convenient locations in the Houston area, and we would love to help you celebrate a recent engagement. Give us a call or contact our party venues online to learn more!
How to Plan an Engagement Party
Pick a Date
Most engagement parties take place a few months after the engagement and a few months before the wedding itself. This gives the couple time to plan for both, and it also gives the guests a chance to save the date. If you’re getting engaged this Valentine’s Day, consider reserving one of our Houston event venues in April or May. We recommend thinking about several dates to keep your options open.
Choose an Event Venue
Once you’ve picked a date, it’s time to choose an event venue! Houston has plenty of party venues, but Alegria Gardens is the only one that takes you and your guests to one of the world’s most romantic cities — Paris. We have two convenient locations that have more than enough room for everyone in attendance. We can also provide you with food, drinks, dessert, and anything else that you need to make your engagement party an unforgettable experience.
Create a Guest List
Engagement parties tend to be small, intimate events where close friends and family members come together to celebrate. Narrowing the number of potential guests might be difficult at first, but keep in mind that everyone at the engagement party should also be invited to the wedding. This can actually make it easier to plan the wedding’s guest list!
Consider a Registry
Engagement party gifts aren’t necessarily expected, but we’re willing to bet that your close friends and family members will want to give you something to celebrate this monumental step in your life. We recommend creating your wedding registry a few months early to give your guests gift ideas. Even if they don’t choose to get you something off of the registry to celebrate your engagement, they can start thinking about what they’ll get you for your wedding!
The nice thing about engagement parties is that they can be whatever you want them to be! If the families haven’t had a chance to spend much time together, then this is the perfect opportunity to get them acquainted through icebreaker games. You could also have guests say a few words of advice, share stories about the couple, or even give them a lighthearted roasting!
Reserve a Houston Party Venue Today!
We hope that today’s post will help you plan a fun and memorable engagement party.
We know that planning a party of any kind can be hard work, but Alegria Gardens can help you make the entire process easy from start to finish. Get in touch with one of our Houston event venues to learn more about reserving our space and investing in our party packages.
We look forward to celebrating with you!