Q. I am getting married in October and I am having a small destination wedding of about 100 people. Some of my parents’ friends are throwing us a large engagement party in September. Is it okay to invite people to this party who I am not inviting to the wedding?
I was thinking I would do this instead of sending out announcements. I would rather ask people to come to a party than to not involve them at all.
A. Usually, one only invites intimate friends and family to an engagement party, but in this case, since you are having a small destination wedding, it is fine to have a large engagement party to spread the news and involve others in your happiness. Best wishes!