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Author Topic: Invitation etiquette for local engagement party and destination wedding  (Read 9569 times)

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Lynn2000

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Re: Invitation etiquette for local engagement party and destination wedding
« Reply #30 on: November 09, 2015, 11:10:28 AM »
I helped my mom create the evite today. She settled on calling it an "Open House" and inviting guests to join them and meet their future daughter-in-law and her family. So not an engagement party and hopefully no one will assume they should bring gifts.

Great plan!
~Lynn2000

LtPowers

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Re: Invitation etiquette for local engagement party and destination wedding
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2015, 10:09:56 AM »
Agree with this - engagement parties here are gift-giving occasions, and are also thrown by the HC, or parents of the HC.

Now that it's been pointed out to me, it actually does seem a tad rude!

Ah, so when Australians talk about how they don't have bridal showers as a tradition, I can just say "Yes you do, but they're always mixed-gender; you call them engagement parties; and you forget that close family members shouldn't be soliciting gifts."   ;)


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