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Hubby and I were invited to an engagement party (tomorrow) and we were wondering if we should bring a gift?

We're going to go to the bridal shower and the wedding, so we'll definitely going to get them a gift for that, but how about an engagement party? :unsure:

If so, what kind off gift should we bring? They are one of those couple who seem to have already everything and they aren't our closest friends (My husband works with the guy).

Thanks in advance!


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Strippers and booze.

I'd just say contribute if you can with the food or drinks. If it's one of those parties where they expect you to bring like $500 bottles of wine or something (I've seen those here), not worth it. But most people are reasonable.

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Gifts aren't a formal requirement for engagement parties. I would just send an email or call and ask if they'd like you to bring a dish of food to help. Other than that, gifts are for the bridal shower and wedding day. Do bring a card congratulating them on their engagement. :star:

From a bridal website:

Q: Should guests bring gifts to an engagement party?

A: Most guests should not bring a gift to an engagement party, however many do. Engagement gifts are generally supposed to be limited to only the closest friends and family of the bride and groom. However, the bride and groom should never expect a gift from any of their guests.

http://www.bwedd.com/CEBride/CEBNewsletter_63.asp

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I'd bring a card & booze. Make sure it's booze you like, and insist that they open the bottle then and there. :star:


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I would take a card for sure, and possibly offer to bring something (like food or drink).


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Strippers and booze.

I'd bring a card & booze. Make sure it's booze you like, and insist that they open the bottle then and there. :star:

:lol: thanks for your suggestions! I bought a bottle of wine (yes it's he kind I like!) and a card!

thank you everyone! :thumbs:


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