He popped the question and you said “Yes”. While most people will now start planning their wedding day, some people opt to have an engagement party or a commitment ceremony party before the wedding. While this is not an essential part of tradition, it is still a lot of fun to have a party to celebrate your engagement.

Set a budgetWhile it is a lot of fun to have an engagement party, you need to keep in mind that the big and most important party is your wedding day that is going to cost you a lot of money and therefore, it is important that you save as much money as possible for the wedding day itself. However it is very important that you set a solid budget, a set figure of money that you are able to spend on your wedding before you start shopping for things for your wedding and engagement. This way, you will know which things you can afford and which things you have to forego. You will not need to spend big money on engagement invitations as you can simply send beautiful invitations online that will not cost anything at all.You could design your own online engagement invitations in either image format or better yet in video format using either a video editing tool or simply PowerPoint that can then be saved in a video format. It would be a fun idea to include lots of photographs of yours and your fiancés journey together thus far in the format of a little fairytale story book to make it all the more interesting. To know more about engagement invitations, visit this site.

Location for your partyHaving your party at an official function hall is likely to cost you a lot of money that will take away from your wedding budget. Opt instead to have a small casual engagement party with only your closest friends and family at home. You could save money by making your own food and snacks. For your cake, you could either bake a delicious cake yourself if you know how to or ask a friend to bake a cake for you as your engagement gift. The key is to keep things simple and fun. You could make your own decorations too. All you will need to do is to go online and watch some videos and tutorials about making your own party decorations where you will learn some fun and easy designs that will look amazing. By doing this, you will also be able to get some ideas for your best rustic marriage invitations itself in terms of décor.