Now that you’re engaged, congratulations! It’s time to celebrate. And what better way to do that than with a party? But throwing the right kind of party at just the right place is no easy feat. Everyone wants their engagement party to be perfect and fun, which can put a lot of pressure on the host (probably you). So, don’t worry! We’ll walk you through everything from how to invite people to finding the perfect Function Venues in Brisbane. With our tips here, we promise your engagement party will be memorable for all the right reasons.
Set a budget for your engagement party.
Before you start your search, take a minute to consider what your budget is and what you can afford. You might be tempted to book an overpriced venue with a killer view and specialty cocktail menu because it’s just so pretty and perfect. But remember that this is just one part of the engagement party planning process—you’ll have plenty more to spend on before the big day arrives! So don’t go overboard on the venues or commit yourself too far in advance (you might change your mind!). When deciding how much money to spend on an engagement party at Function Venues Brisbane, keep these things in mind:
Don’t forget about catering and drinks! Before booking a venue, make sure you’ve budgeted enough for food & drink too. If alcohol isn’t part of your plan for the party, then consider having food catered by someone like SE Catering, who will bring everything from appetizers to dessert into their beautifully decorated trailer that’s parked right outside your event space, so guests are able to enjoy drinks without needing anything else besides their glasses (and maybe some napkins).
Pick a suitable location for your Engagement Party.
Picking a venue for your Engagement Party is the first step. It’s important to consider how many guests you plan on inviting, as well as how far they will be driving and whether or not the weather is good at that time of year. If you’re planning on having an outdoor party, make sure there’s a backup plan in case of inclement weather!
Think about the theme of your Engagement Party.
As a first-time planner, you may be tempted to think that the theme of your Engagement Party is “engagement party.” But in fact, this will only lead to lots of stress and confusion when it comes time to plan. Instead, we recommend thinking about the following questions:
- Do you want it formal?
- Is there any reason why it should be casual? (For example, maybe the couple is having a big party on New Year’s Day and wants this one just for friends.)
- Are there seasons or times of day that are more appropriate than others? (For example, if you live in Canada and love winter sports but hate summer heat.)
- What hobbies or interests does the couple have? Could these inform what kind of food or drinks are served at their engagement party?
- What colors might work well as an overall theme for decorations such as tablecloths or napkins?
Choosing a venue with accommodation options.
If you’re hosting an engagement party, there are a few things to consider. You need to make sure that the venue has enough space and accommodation options for everyone.
- Accommodation for the bridal party. This can be tricky if you don’t already have a venue in mind when booking your engagement party, but it’s worth investigating early on anyway just to make sure that everything will work out. If there aren’t enough hotel rooms around your chosen venue or they all cost too much, then you may have to look at other options like Airbnb or even staying with family members who live nearby.
- Accommodation for guests. It goes without saying that this is important too! Guests will want somewhere suitable and affordable where they can spend their evening after dinner too; so not only do you need good wedding accommodation near your chosen venue but also somewhere cheap/reasonable within walking distance of it – as well as possibly more than one option depending on how many people are coming from out of town etcetera……
- Accommodation for parents of bride & groom (if applicable). This one will depend largely on whether both sets of parents live close enough together that they could stay together in one place like we did ourselves (my husband has no siblings, so his mum lives alone) versus having separate groups staying close by each other but not necessarily together which may mean looking into hotels again since most Airbnbs won’t take more than six people max due our countries laws here about overcrowding.
Think about accessibility and parking.
It’s important to choose a Function Venues Brisbane that is accessible and easy to get to. This way, all of your guests will be able to make it on time. Consider traffic and parking considerations, especially if your party is scheduled at peak hours in the evening. Public transport availability may also be a factor in your choice of venue; consider how far away from public transit stops each location is located. Keep all of this in mind as you plan your engagement party.