You’ll likely be busy basking in the warmth of an enthusiastic “Yes!” and reveling about your status as newly engaged, immediately following your proposal. However, it’s natural to want to celebrate and share the news with your loved ones. That’s where your post-proposal party comes in!
Planning the Perfect Post-Proposal Party
If you want to maximize the celebration of your proposal success, check out this guide on planning the perfect post-proposal party! Here’s everything you need to know…
Types of Post-Proposal Parties
Generally, post-proposal parties are small gatherings of close loved ones. However, if you have a big family or a large circle of close friends, then it’s fine to extend your guest list. That said, it’s crucial to choose the right type of post-proposal celebration. Here are a few different ones to consider.
Virtual or Zoom Proposal Party
: Virtual gatherings are increasing in popularity, especially amid the pandemic. The upside of a virtual proposal party is that you can keep your budget small, there’s no cleanup, and you can celebrate with your loved ones in real-time regardless of location.
: If your state or locality is practicing social distancing measures, this is one of the best ways to celebrate. With a smaller guest list of just your closest friends and family, you can host an intimate party at home or a small venue.
: If you can’t shrink your guest list, hosting a large post-engagement party with all your available friends and family is best done at a larger venue or outdoors.
Party Planning Tips
Throwing the perfect post-proposal party takes planning. However, between researching for diamonds, buying an engagement ring, planning an engagement, and handling nerves stemming from the life-change you’re about to make, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. Here are some tips to help:
1. Keep the Party a Surprise
Keeping to the tradition of a surprise proposal, be sure that your partner doesn’t find out about the engagement because they stumble across something related to the post-proposal party. Send out invitations, choose a venue, and budget for the party like an expert spy. Keep everything under wraps!
2. Schedule in Advance
Planning a post-proposal party on top of all the other essential duties surrounding engagements takes time. It’s certainly not something that should be done last minute. Poor planning reduces the chances of anyone attending your post-engagement party. If you want to ensure that your party is a success, you’ll need to plan all the details ahead of time.
Work with your friends and family to coordinate the perfect time and place to celebrate. Not everyone will be able to attend, but try to be flexible on timing to maximize the number of loved ones you get to celebrate with.
3. Ask for Help
Finally, you don’t have to plan a post-engagement party yourself. If it’s too much to handle, don’t be afraid to delegate the task to a trusted loved one. They’ll be able to work with you during the planning stage, so you can focus on the most important thing — popping the question!
Post-Proposal Party Supplies
Sticking to your post-proposal party budget is crucial. Though it’s tempting to pull out all the stops, that money will be better spent on your wedding day! If you’re not sure what to put on your post-proposal party shopping list, don’t worry! We’ve got you covered. Here’s an essential list of items and duties to include when planning your post-proposal party.
- Ring-shaped balloons
- Mr and Mrs signs
- Food — usually appetizers or finger foods are more than enough
- Someone on photography duty to capture all of the Insta-worthy ring pics
Planning a post-proposal party may not be easy, but, luckily, getting married to your best friend is. Just remember that the goal of a post-proposal party is to celebrate your proposal. Keep things simple and enjoy the time with your loved ones and future spouse!