Other than your actual proposal, your engagement party might be the very first time you get to celebrate with friends and family! With so much going on, it can be hard to remember everything that needs to be done, even if you have help. Here’s your go-to checklist for things you might forget before your engagement party.

Your Outfit

First things first. You have to look fabulous at your own engagement party! It can be easy to forget about yourself with so many other things running through your head. And, although it can be tempting to grab the first adorable white dress you see, take a minute to consider:

  • Will you be outside or inside?
  • What will the temperature be like?
  • What’s the dress code?
  • Are you coordinating with your partner?

If you’re hosting the party in a home, you will obviously be the one to set the dress code. However, if the event is at a venue, you’ll need to talk with a facility manager about any dress requirements. Often places like clubhouses have strict rules in place that you’ll not only want to follow, but you’ll want to include on the invite.

There are also a few really cute alternatives to a white dress. Many brides-to-be are opting instead for a romper or jumpsuit to be a bit more comfortable, but just as stylish! If your party is before labor day, you could also go with a white top and white jeans.

When it comes to accessories, you can really dress your outfit up or down. If you want part of your outfit to match your partners’, then a staple necklace is a great way to go. It’s always safe to stick with the classic diamond look and finish your outfit with a pair of diamond stud earrings.

Now that you have your outfit perfectly planned, it’s time to consider the details that you might easily forget.


If there is not a parking lot at your venue, or it is limited in size, it’s important to figure out exactly where all your guests will need to go. For an at-home engagement party, talk with your HOA about using the pool parking lot as the designated zone. If you’re in a city and parking is basically impossible, encourage everyone (on the invitation) to take ubers or other transportation.

If you’re going to have alcohol at your party, it’s very important to make sure no one will be drinking and driving. Encourage people to leave their cars overnight, or set up something fun like a party bus to get locals home at the end of the night.

Food Allergies

This one is big! You definitely don’t want to be driving anyone to the hospital during your engagement party. Make sure you mark any common food allergies on all food that you have at the party. If you know that one of the attendees is extremely allergic to a particular food, it might be courteous to leave it out of the menu completely.

It’s also always nice to provide vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. Going to a party when you have strict diet restrictions can be hard with everyone around you eating and nothing on the table to grab. Something easy like a veggie and fruit tray with hummus or another dip is a simple way to diversify your food choices.

WiFi Password

Let’s face it. People are going to be on their phones during the party. Especially if they’re taking pictures or trying to communicate with a guest that hasn’t yet arrived. If you’re at a venue where reception is spotty, it’s good to make sure you can communicate not only with your guests, but any potential vendors you might have. Display the WiFi password on an easel or chalkboard so that everyone can easily have it, without asking you every few minutes.


If you’ve already picked out your wedding hashtag, make sure you display it, as well! Being able to go back and look at all the pictures documenting your engagement and wedding is really special.

Your engagement party should be able to new journey journey you’re about to embark on with your partner. Take some stress away from the planning by following these easy steps and your party with be perfectly executed!

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