People will want to congratulate you, and, well, a party’s a lot more fun than a phone call. It’s also a great time to introduce key people from your lives who are going to be seeing a lot of each other (and possibly working together) over the next nine months or so. “It’s really the first time before the wedding when you have different groups of friends and generations really getting to know each other in a much more intimate way,” says celebrity wedding planner Jung Lee of Fete NY.
Traditionally, the bride’s parents host the first official celebration. Then, the groom’s parents can throw their own party, or maybe both sets of parents will come together to cohost an event. But these days, more and more couples are throwing the engagement party themselves (just keep in mind that if you’re doing the inviting, it’s…
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