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.