You’ve said “yes” to the rings, but before you start planning the big day there’s another special event to enjoy—your engagement party. A time to celebrate the proposal and soak in love from family and friends, your engagement party will build anticipation for your wedding while you relish the company of those closest to you. Sharing your exciting news with one of our online engagement party invitations is an easy way to rally your people and showcase your sense of style.
Generally, a month or two after you get engaged, and at least six months to one year before your big day arrives. If there are any other holidays taking place when your engagement party is scheduled, it’s nice to give guests a little extra time to plan accordingly. Keep in mind that when using Paperless Post, your invitations are dropped into your guests inbox or pop up in their texts immediately—there’s no post office or transit delays to worry about, so that gives you more leeway.
You’ll want your immediate friends and family, as well as anyone that you plan on including in your wedding party. There’s no need to go above and beyond when inviting guests to your engagement party as it can be a more intimate and less formal affair compared to your actual wedding day.
An opening line that has welcoming vibes, the names of you and your partner, the location, date, time, and RSVP instructions are required for your engagement party invitation. If you’re hosting on behalf of the happy couple, you can write “[Host Names] invite you to celebrate the engagement of [Couple Name]” to make it clear to guests who to come to with questions. Other than that, you can have fun with it!
Our pre-worded invitations help you fill in the blanks, and if you want to change things up you can customize the wording as much as you like. If you’re stuck or need more inspiration, our tips on how to write an engagement party invitation delve deeper into your options for phrasing and terminology.
Once you’ve settled on a design template for your engagement party invitations, use our online tools and customizable options to get it looking just right. Add Blocks to organize your logistical details in a clear way, ensuring that your invitation stays sleek and easy to read.
Once you’ve input your day-of information, you can play around with different Page Styles. Choose from one of our pre-set designs to customize the look and feel of your invitation page with just a few clicks. You can also play around with envelope liners and backdrops to bring your engagement party vision to reality.
Upload a photograph to give your engagement party invitations a personal touch. You can even upload your own invitation design for a fully-customized feel. Want a little extra help in creating your online engagement party invitations? Our Personal Design Services team is ready to help with any questions you have throughout your invitation planning process.
It’s a good idea to send your engagement party invitations about four to six weeks ahead of the event. You have the option to send your invitations via email, text message, or shareable link —whatever suits you and your guests best. Our online engagement party invitations are super convenient, especially if you’re tied up with a busy schedule and party planning activities. There are no stamps to buy, envelopes to fill, or post office lines to wait in—you can send your online invitations immediately or even schedule a specific date and time to send them.
With Paperless Post you can effortlessly track RSVPs, manage your guest list, send reminders, and communicate privately with guests. Now that you’ve got your engagement party invitations sorted, you can start dreaming about planning your big day. Get a head start and gain inspiration for the fun ahead by browsing our online wedding invitations.