Engagement parties can be as simple or as expensive as you like. It all depends on what works within your budget, how many people you’re celebrating with and where you want to host your party. Engagement party ideas are endless.
Typical things to consider include venue costs, meals and catering, decorations and entertainment. To avoid blowing the budget, it’s worth making your guest list more exclusive (saves on engagement party invitations!) or keeping the celebration local.
Like most big events, there are often hidden costs to plan for. These might include corkage, stamps for invitations, outfit alterations, overtime hours, meals for the photographer and other suppliers, post-party dry cleaning and more.
Searching for engagement party venues on your local council or government website is a smart move. You can often find venues that they hire out to the general public, some of which are more cost-effective spaces to have your engagement party, or even your wedding.
Online platforms such as WedShed bring together unique venues across Australia and New Zealand – some you may never have thought of and some that are cheaper alternatives to traditional venues.
Destination engagement on the cards? Then make sure you head to our travel page for some useful saving and planning tips.