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Proposal After Party: Do or Don’t

Planning your proposal? Have you considered surprising your fiance with an after-party with all your friends and family?

Today we’ll be talking about what exactly a proposal after-party is, and offer some tips to making one happen.


(Photo Courtesy of  Evan Hunt Photo)

It’s inevitable that the moment after you get engaged, you will want to share it with the world. Right after the proposal happens, you’re both going to want to share the news with your parents. So before the facebook posts go up, why not celebrate your engagement with an after-party of your closest friends and family? This way you can “announce” your brand new engagement to your loved ones, and share the exciting moment with them.

This is the perfect way to keep your proposal intimate, while still having the immediacy of sharing it with others. An after-party can be held anywhere, a bar,  boat, restaurant, house, etc. –  you will want to plan out ahead of time so that your family and friends are waiting at a second location to greet you once you’re engaged.

Traditionally, post-proposal you would have an engagement party thrown by your parents to celebrate a few weeks later.. But in this day and age tradition seems to be thrown out the window. A surprise proposal after-party functions as the engagement party and then you don’t have to wait weeks to celebrate! If you’re really concerned about trying to plan a proposal and a surprise party, her parents, sister, and/or best friend are probably more than willing to lend a helping hand with the party planning.

Make sure you invite your close friends and family, whoever you decide you want to be there to celebrate with you, ahead of time (at least a few weeks). Keep in mind that your loved ones are probably going to be thrilled to celebrate with you, but will need to fit it into their schedules, so the more notice the better.

Remember this is a huge moment in your lives, and deserves a party!

Need some extra help with your proposal? Visions custom planning can plan the whole after party for you!

About Jenée Strickland

Visions Event Studio specializes in luxury events, including proposals and couture weddings. Jenée Strickland, owner, and lead visionnaire, has been an integral part of hundreds of weddings and proposals. Her job is a privilege; her work is a passion.

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