Once you get engaged, you’ll want to share the excitement. Maybe you’re the type of person who wants everyone you’ve ever met to be as excited as you, or maybe you’re more reserved, just soaking in the glow of your new title (fiancée does have a nice ring to it!). Either way, the excitement you’re feeling should be shared, and quickly. The wedding professionals at Rose Hill Weddings have a few ideas about how to celebrate your way, right away. Whether you gather the whole crew, spend some time with just close family, or simply get away with your partner for a bit, be sure to enjoy every moment of joy and rapture.
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
While a big soiree might not be for you, a gathering of close, intimate friends and family could be a better way to go. A surprise party immediately following the proposal itself is a wonderful way to bring everyone into one place to share in your excitement. For something a little more formal, invite parents, siblings and your closest of friends to a special engagement dinner where you can share your proposal story with those you love most. This is also a great way to bring important individuals in your lives together so they can start getting to know each other before the wedding. For a more casual approach, have your tribe over for a fun game night, giving everyone a chance to hang out with each other and you.
Just the Two of You
If you’d rather keep your big news to yourselves and snuggle up in the glow of “forever” that now lingers all around you, consider taking a weekend trip away just to focus on one another. If a full vacation isn’t in the cards, a special visit to the spot where you first met or had your first date can be just as romantic and sentimental. Bring her favorite flowers along to heighten the sense of celebration, or have the restaurant or hotel set them out before your arrival. Making the most of this incredible step you’ve just taken is a great way to mark the moment and give it even more weight.
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 Rose Hill Weddings. We are so excited to help you celebrate in your best way and plan your perfect wedding.