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Note: This article uses the term couples in a general way, but it also applies to same-sex couples. We support LGBTQIA+ diversity and believe that love is not limited by gender. Everyone has the right to marry and honor their relationship with their partner, no matter what their gender is. We want to live in a world that values love in all its expressions and recognizes the diversity of our society. 


Celebrating Engagement Party, Hen/Bachelor Party, Wedding Party


There are critical stages of life. And each one brings us closer to our goals and objective of living a good life. Wedding being part of it, plays an essential role. As a result, many people cherish this moment because it represents a lifelong commitment to a relationship.

Not to mention, it’s a celebration of love and family. Besides the wedding, there are engagement and hen/bachelor parties, which play a significant role. Here we will look at each one of them and how to celebrate them.


Engagement Party


An engagement party is a celebration that takes place after a couple gets engaged. It's a time for the couple to share their news and excitement with family and friends, and to begin planning for their future wedding.

Typically, the engagement party is hosted by either the couple themselves or their families, and it can take many different forms. Some engagement parties are formal affairs, with guests dressed in their finest attire and a sit-down dinner served. Others are more casual, with a backyard barbecue or a cocktail party atmosphere.

Regardless of the style of the party, the focus should be on celebrating the couple and their new engagement. It's a chance for the couple to thank their loved ones for their support, and for guests to offer congratulations. Many couples also use this opportunity to announce details about their wedding plans, such as the date and location.


Customs of an Engagement Party

The customs of an engagement party can vary depending on cultural traditions and personal preferences. However, some common customs are often observed at engagement parties:


Introducing the Couple
The engagement party is often that both families and friends of the couple meet each other. As such it is common for the couple to make formal introductions.


Toasts and Speeches
Oftentimes the hosts of the party or close friends and family members offer toasts and speeches to the couple. They congratulate them on their engagement and share stories about their relationship.


Gift Giving

Guests may bring gifts to the engagement party, although it is not required. Common gifts include items for the couple's new home or contributions towards their upcoming wedding.


Food and Drinks
Depending on the style of the party, food and drinks may be served. It can range from a formal sit-down dinner to a casual buffet-style meal or even just light refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.


Engagement Party Games
Some engagement parties may include games and activities to celebrate the couple. For example, guests may be asked to write down marriage advice for the couple or participate in a trivia game about the couple.


Dancing and Music
Dancing and music are common at engagement parties. The couple may choose to have their first dance as an engaged couple, and guests are often encouraged to dance and celebrate with the couple.

Hen/Bachelor Party


A hen/bachelor or bachelorette party is a pre-wedding celebration typically hosted by the bride or groom’s friends and family. The party usually involves drinking, dancing, and other activities. It is usually held the night before or the day before the wedding. The purpose of the party is to celebrate the soon-to-be-married couple. Also, it gives them a chance to say goodbye to single life.


Customs of a Hen/Bachelor Party

Customs of a Bachelor Party Bachelor parties are a tradition around the world, and they vary from region to region. Generally, they are held the night before the wedding. And it involves a gathering of the bride's/groom's closest friends and family in a restaurant, bar, or private home.


Bride's/Groom's Choice
It is typically the bride's/groom's choice to determine where the party will be held and what activities will be included.


Gifts
It is customary for the bride/groom to receive gifts from their friends and family at the hen/bachelor party. Depending on the type of party, gifts may include gag gifts, alcohol, cigars, or other items that the bride/groom may enjoy.


Dinner/Finger-food/Drinking
Hen/Bachelor parties often involve drinking, usually alcohol or other beverages together with a nice dinner or finger-food.


Games

Hen/Bachelor parties often include various games, such as card games, board games, or video games.


Unconventional activities
Hen/Bachelor party activities may also include more unconventional activities, such as paintball, go-karting, hot air balloon rides, or even skydiving.


Final Toast
At the end of the night, it is customary for the bride/groom to make a final toast, thanking her/his friends and family for attending the party and celebrating her/his upcoming marriage.

Wedding Party


A wedding party is a group of people who are chosen by the bride and groom to participate in their wedding ceremony and celebration. The wedding party can include family members, friends, or other important people in the couple's lives. The size and composition of the wedding party can vary depending on the preferences of the couple.


Customs of a Wedding Party


Exchange of Vows

The bride and groom exchange their vows and publicly declare their commitment to one another.


Exchange of Rings

The bride and groom exchange rings to symbolize their union and commitment to one another.


First Dance

The bride and groom share their first dance as a married couple.


Bouquet Toss

The bride directs her bouquet to single women in the event and whoever catches it is said to be the next to marry.


Cake Cutting

The bride and groom cut the wedding cake together, with the groom traditionally feeding the first slice to the bride.


Garter Toss

The groom removes the bride’s garter and tosses it to single men in the event. Whoever catches it is said to be the next to marry.


Toasts

Friends and family give toasts to the couple to wish them well in their marriage.


Farewell

At the end of the night, the bride and groom make their final farewell to their guests as they depart.



Gift-giving Custom


Gift-giving customs can vary depending on the cultural traditions and personal preferences of the people involved in the celebration. However, here are some general guidelines for gift-giving customs for engagement parties, hen/bachelor parties, and wedding parties:

Engagement Party

While gifts are not always expected at engagement parties, it is common for guests to bring a small gift or card to congratulate the couple on their engagement. Some popular gift ideas include a bottle of champagne, a small household item, or a gift certificate to a local restaurant or spa.


Hen/Bachelor Party

It is not customary to bring a gift to a hen or bachelor party, as the focus is usually on celebrating the bride or groom-to-be. However, guests may choose to bring a small token of appreciation for the party's host or hostess, such as a bottle of wine or a small gift.


Wedding Party

It is customary to bring a gift to a wedding party, as the gift is a way to congratulate the couple and show appreciation for being invited to their special day. Some popular wedding gifts include household items, such as kitchen appliances or bedding, or a monetary gift to help the couple with their wedding expenses or honeymoon.


Final thought

When choosing a gift for any of these celebrations, it is important to consider the preferences and needs of the couple or guest of honour. Personalised or sentimental gifts are often well-received, as they show that you put thought and effort into choosing the gift. It is also important to consider the couple's registry (gifts wish list). This can provide ideas for items that they need or want for their new life together. Therefore, if you need help finding a unique gift, remember to contact Amorkado. It’s the home of unique gifts for every occasion.

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