SHARE THE BIG NEWS WITH ENGAGEMENT PARTY INVITATIONS
If you are newly engaged, then congratulations are in order! Before the big day, there are many chances to celebrate your upcoming union through various pre-wedding parties. The engagement party essentially kicks off these celebrations and is the first opportunity to gather your family and friends to celebrate your engagement. Picking out the perfect engagement party invitations sets the tone for your celebration and is a great way to get everyone excited about your upcoming nuptials. Minted’s engagement party invitations come in a variety of styles and themes that are designed to highlight the love you and your future spouse have for each other. With an assortment of design options, customization features, and added touches of class, you’re sure to find the perfect invitation at Minted. These engagement mailers can also serve as great pre-wedding keepsakes!
Minted’s designs are freshly sourced from independent artists around the world who enter our hosted design contests. This technique for collecting designs ensures Minted has a selection of fresh, diverse, and modern options from which to choose. When picking your engagement party invitations, you can match them to the same theme of your wedding or, if you prefer, have a different theme entirely. Whether you want to throw an affair that is classic, modern, rustic, vintage, or anything in between, Minted has the perfect engagement party cards to match your event. Minted also has great invitations tailored to specific types of engagement parties, from backyard BBQs to boozy brunches.
DESIGNING YOUR INVITATION
Minted has a wide selection of engagement party cards that either feature a photo/s or are a non-photo format. If you have already taken your engagement photos, you can pick one or more of your favorites to feature on the front of the card. If you haven’t had your engagement photoshoot yet, you can always feature a special photo of the two of you, or simply opt for a design without a photo. With the click of a mouse, select a new color scheme and your invitation will quickly update accordingly.
Minted’s designs also come in a variety of cuts, including straight edge, waved frame, rounded corners, classic frame, and curved frame. You can also choose from both landscape-orientation and portrait-orientation layouts. Easily customize the text elements on your mailer including font style, size, color, and location. If you want your invite to shine with eye-catching elements, consider a design from Minted’s wide selection of foil-pressed cards printed in gold, silver, or rose gold.
Minted’s envelopes also come in a variety of colors beyond just white. Wrap your invitations in silver, grey mist, antique rose, cloud blue, and even black invitations with white ink. Coordinate colors printed on your invite to pair perfectly with your envelope! Free recipient addressing in a matching theme ensures end-to-end styling perfection. If you need some help with wording your engagement invitations or with other design modifications, our dedicated Minted designers will be happy to help you execute your custom design needs. Just send us a message during the customization process and we will take it from there.
Use our website filters to narrow down your search options to engagement party invitation ideas that fit with your desired style and party theme. Below is a collection of some of our styles to consider.
Modern: For a modern style engagement party invitation, a design with a pop of color or contemporary font is a great way to express your style.
Simple & Classic: If you prefer a more traditional look, consider an elegant font and a design in white and black or muted colors. Designs in this collection usually feature one or two colors and limited imagery to keep the attention on the information presented on the card.
Rustic: Stick to natural colors, simple embellishments, and nature-inspired designs for a rustic look. Some of these invites feature imagery of trees, leaves, and flowers.
Bold & Typographical: To make a big statement and stand out, choose an all type-based invitation in bold fonts and large typeface.
Vintage: For a vintage feel, browse through designs that play up sophisticated script text, art deco foil embellishments, and dated colors like mint. Ornate card-cut borders also play to a vintage look.
Bohemian: If you are going for a more casual, effortless bohemian look, pick a design in soft colors with whimsical elements and patterns.
ENGAGEMENT PARTY THEME OPTIONS
Planning the party is just as fun as selecting and sending the invitations. Make sure you have an ironed-out party theme before you start your invitation search. Below are some ideas to get you started!
Brunch: Put together a big brunch spread with pancakes, bacon, eggs, orange juice, coffee, and any other of your brunch favorites. And of course, don’t forget the bubbly for mimosas! Set the stage for your brunch-themed celebration with a Minted invitation that plays up champagne imagery and typography.
Pool or Beach Party: If you’re planning a summer gettogether, why not enjoy the nice weather and take the party outside? You can decorate a pool area with balloons, string lights, and flowers. Serve your favorite foods and whip up a signature tropical cocktail to get in the celebratory spirit. Alternatively, you can throw a beach party with a big picnic spread or foods you might find at a luau. For invitations, consider some of our designs that feature foil-pressed pineapples, tropical ferns, hibiscus flowers, and little cocktail umbrellas.
Barbeque: For a more casual event, having a backyard barbeque is a great choice for your engagement party. You can grill burgers, hot dogs, and ribs and pair them with sides such as corn on the cob, fruit, and coleslaw. If you do not have a backyard to host in, you can always head to a nearby park instead. Pick from a variety of barbeque themed invitations that feature a Webber barbecue, oven mitts, metal spatulas, and red and white checker-print table clothes.
Wine and Cheese Tasting: For an elegant affair, host a wine and cheese tasting party with a spread of your favorites. You can keep it simple with cheese and crackers or take it up a notch and have a fondue bar or charcuterie spread. Don’t forget to include dress code recommendations in your invitations so guests don’t arrive under or overdressed. Some perfect invites for this theme showcase wine bottles, wine screws, and corks.
Stock Our Bar Cocktail Party: Come up with a featured cocktail for you and your fiance and serve it at a cocktail hour. Maybe it is a watermelon margarita or cucumber gin and tonic. Think about how the cocktail ingredients or name can reference or symbolize a fun memory about your relationship. Encourage guests to bring a bottle of wine or alcohol to help stock your bar for future get-togethers. This party theme can be playfully announced through our cards that feature beer bottles, martini glasses, and other bar paraphernalia.
For additional ideas, be sure to read through our full list of engagement party ideas.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS WHEN PLANNING YOUR PARTY
Who should host? There are no strict rules when it comes to who should host the engagement party. The couple themselves, family, or friends might be the hosts. It is also possible to have more than one engagement party, especially if the couple’s families come from different places or live somewhere far away.
Who should you invite? Your engagement party can range from an intimate affair to a large gathering depending on your preferences and budget. Since the engagement party usually happens during the early stages of wedding planning, deciding on the guest list can be a bit tricky. One important tip is to only invite family and close friends who will definitely be invited to the wedding as well.
When to have the engagement party? The engagement party usually happens within a few months of getting engaged. However, there is definitely no need to rush into planning the party right away. A good timeframe is between one and three months after getting engaged.
What gifts should you bring? While bringing a gift to an engagement party isn’t required, it is a nice gesture. If you do decide to bring a gift to the party, spend no more than 20% of the total amount you plan to spend on gifts for the couple. Some gift ideas include personalized wine glasses, bar accessories, cocktail napkins, or a framed photo gift of the couple.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION TO INCLUDE & SAMPLE WORDING
We have put together this summary of crucial information to include on your engagement party invitations. We have also included three actual samples of what can be printed on your cards.
Crucial information to include:
- Couple’s names
- Location and address
- How and when to RSVP
“Matt & Elli
We’re engaged | You’re invited
December 13 | 3 PM | Disco Deck
Rsvp by Sept 15 to (insert email address)”
“Join us in celebrating Annabell & Will’s Engagement
October 27th – 8 PM – Arthur Ashe Center – New Orleans
Regrets to Colette at (insert phone number)”
“Stephanie and Phillip are getting married
Please join us for an engagement party
Saturday March 26 | 7 o’clock in the evening
Café Cipriani | 9135 Hillside Highway | Austin, Texas
Hosted by Jane and Paul Henderson
Rsvp to (insert email address)”