He finally asked and you just said yes! Now what? This is a fantastic time to celebrate the new step you and your partner are taking. Whether you’re the kind of person who loves to go big, or you’d prefer to keep things quiet and simple, your excitement and joy should be celebrated. The wedding professionals at Griffin’s Weddings have a few suggestions about the best ways to celebrate your new engagement. Love a huge party? We’ve got you covered. Want to keep things quiet and intimate? We have a few special suggestions. Take a look and plan the best way to share your big news.
Big ‘n Splashy
If you love a good party, especially when it’s for you, you’ll want to think about having a full-blown engagement party with all the bells and whistles. For those who love to keep it classy, a fancy black tie affair might be in order. From a full buffet and classic roses on every table to champagne toasts and a string quartet, make the most of this exciting time. A more casual twist on the swanky soiree is a cocktail party. Indulge in fun mixed drinks, trendy succulents and other green foliage, and creative appetizers as you tell and retell your proposal story to all of your friends and family. To keep costs down, a backyard barbeque, complete with coolers full of beer, sunflowers and daisies on the picnic tables, and strings of lights among the trees will allow you to have anyone and everyone swing by to hear the news and offer congratulations.
Small & Quaint
If a smaller gathering is more your style, the new groom might think about organizing a surprise party to immediately follow the proposal itself. Invite parents, siblings and only the closest of friends to allow those special individuals to meet and get to know each other. In lieu of an immediate surprise party, a quiet dinner together or casual game night can also be great ways to bring everyone together to share your news and get acquainted before the wedding planning begins.
Just the Two of You
To keep the warm glow of engagement between you just a little longer, consider a celebratory weekend getaway. Take a trip to a meaningful location (like the spot where you first met or had your first date) or make a new memory in an unfamiliar spot with your partner. Either way, you’ll carve out time to indulge in one another before the world crashes in with wedding plans, budgets and decisions. Even if a full weekend away can’t happen, a special dinner out before all the planning starts is a great way to revel in your new roles as each other’s intended for a little while longer. Include her favorite flowers at the dinner table or in the bed and breakfast to make the moment even more special.
No matter how you choose to celebrate your marriage proposal, it’s absolutely important to share your excitement and happiness. Whether it’s just with each other, a few close friends and family or everyone you know, be sure to give your engagement it’s due with a proper celebration. For more ideas about celebrating your engagement, or when you’re ready to start planning the big day, talk to the experts at Griffin’s Weddings. We are so excited to help you celebrate in your best way and plan your perfect wedding.