5 Things I Loved About Our Engagement Party

Thursday, September 17, 2015



Ten months after we got engaged we finally had an engagement party a few weeks ago. We're slow movers, what can I say?

Our party was in Lincoln and it was just as fun as I'd hoped it would be. Definitely worth the ten month wait.

Here's five things specifically I loved about it.

1. Our invites.
I've been told invites set the tone for a party. So make sure you get some cute ones!


I am in love with these foil stamped Kate Spade invites from Paperless Post. The picture doesn't quite do them justice because the quality is absolutely wonderful! I can't also can't praise Paperless Post enough for their awesome service. They were so easy to work with and their turn around time after ordering was incredible.

2. The cookies.


Preferably cute little bride + groom initial cookies. I am obsessed with sugar cookies and always have been. They are my weakness. People think I'm joking when I say I want a cookie wedding cake... But I'm not.

3. The crew. (Please excuse the grainy iphone pics, I'm the only blogger in the bunch.)



A few of my friends are pregnant. See if you can guess which ones... We kept the invite list pretty small and just invited some close friends that we knew would be in the area. I was so so happy with the turn out. It's hard seeing your best friends only a couple of times a year. So thanks friends for coming, it was so nice of you!

4. The fiance who likes to have a good time.


Chris and Tay at The Bar The Bar... you can tell by our eyes we're in our college element... This is the very same bar where Chris surprised me on my 21st bday when I thought he was still in Spain. "Do you have to go back tomorrow?" I kept asking that night...

5. And the after party. Always have an after party.


All in all, it got me even more excited for 7.23.16.... That date is creeping. Everyone keeps telling me "it will be here before you know it!" But I know it, and it's not here. So, I'm not sure I really believe that expression.

25 comments:

  1. It really will be here before you know it! My fiance and I got in engaged in July of 2014 and we are getting married in 2 months and the past 14 months have flown by!!

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  2. My parents went to a wedding once where they served cookies instead of cake because the bride didn't like cake. They still talk about it, and the wedding was like ten years ago!

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  3. This sounds like such a cute engagement party. You're getting married a week after I am and boy does the time just fly....there's only 10 months until July 2016!!! Omg a cookie wedding cake, genius!

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  4. Believe the expression. This is how it works when you have a 2 year engagement like me. It's so far away I have all this time....and you say that for months, then all of a sudden your doing the oh shit it's in 2 months and I've done NOTHING. Suddenly 2 months goes by in like a week, when a year ago it felt like 2 months was f..o..r..e..v..e..r. and your just a puddle of confusion and burlap (country wedding).

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    1. the forever is meant to be read in a slow deep manly voice btw.

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  5. To help fuel the cookie wedding cake - In PA there is always ALWAYS a cookie table for desserts. There's sometimes a cake for the bride and groom, but mostly it's just a huge table piled with all kinds of delicious cookies. We took that trend up to our wedding in MI, so I feel like you can borrow it too.

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  6. Big milestones always tend to creep up on you and come especially fast! For my wedding I am having a dessert bar full of cakes, cookies and ice cream 3 of my favourite things:)

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  7. That sugar cookie looks so pretty and delicious, I want one now! Also, you should go with your instincts and get the sugar cookie cake. It will be amazing.

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  8. first- what is that nail polish?!?!?!? I NEED TO KNOW NOW.
    looks like an awesome, laid back, fun time. just the way i like it.

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    1. I also need to know about the polish!

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  9. YAY for finally celebrating and celebrating at the perfect place with fun people.

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  10. Those cookies look awesome. And yes, always, always, always the after party.

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  11. I'm getting married a week before you - I feel the same way! I know we have a long time but on the other hand, we kind of don't... gotta stay on top of everything! Also LOVE your invites. So classy and fun.

    Taylor
    acupoftay.com

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  12. Beautiful cookies! I'm with you, I love cookies too. Would totally have cookies instead of a cake. Maybe as a supplement to the cake?

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  13. It looks like you guys had a blast!!

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  14. Those cookies really do look amazing I want to eat them!

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