Are Gifts Required for Engagement Party?

Updated on September 12, 2008
J.S. asks from McKinney, TX
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My husband and I have been invited to an engagement party and surprisingly, I have never been to one! I know for bridal showers or weddings you bring a gift and I intend to do so at that time, but are you required to bring one to an engagement party? If so, what type of gift would you give?

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L.M.

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It really depends on how much money you're going to spend on wedding/shower gift(s) for your friends. If you're wanting to be generous and you're planning on getting a wedding gift and another gift, then go ahead. Or, if you're just wanting to get one gift--give it at the wedding. You can give something small at the engagement party---at the very least, you should give a card. I understand, so many parties for a single occasion can get expensive. Don't feel you have to give presents at every event. Spend what you can afford only. have fun at your party!

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A.F.

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Usually at the time of an engagement party they are not registered yet. But, you could ask and bring something small. If they are not registered yet, a gift certificate is nice. You could give her a gift card to get her nails done for the wedding.

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E.C.

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Hi J.,
I have never been to an engagement party were gifts were presented, this is more a celebration of their announcement. I think a card is perfect, and at the very most maybe a nice bottle of wine if the party is at a home and you feel the need to bring something. Enjoy!

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