Although not a typically English tradition, throwing a lavish engagement party can be an incredible way to announce your marriage. If you love the idea of an elaborate theme, but do not want to sacrifice a traditional English wedding, the perfect solution may be to out your personality into an engagement party. Similarly, if the lavish wedding is for you, the engagement party is the perfect way to begin that theme. Here is how you can achieve the ultimate multicultural engagement party, and truly show off your personality.
When it comes to choosing a venue to host your engagement party, there is no need to be elaborate; this is best saved for the wedding day itself. One of the best options is to hire out your favourite local restaurant or bar for the evening, and perhaps add a few personal touches with some creative decorations. Your choice of venue will entirely depend on your taste, but if you do want something a bit exciting or exotic check out these venues offered across the south of England from This Is Funky.
Any good party involves a great selection of food, and this is a great opportunity to set off a multicultural theme. For something a little different why not opt for a buffet style feast featuring foods from around the world. As it is your night, you should not be doing any worrying about whether people are receiving the right food, and a buffet is a great way to eliminate this. If this suits you, have a look at the website of Pan Global Catering who specialise in providing buffets of exotic foods from around the world.
Alternatively, if you know somebody who is willing to provide their own catering you can still create a multi-cultural feast by buying specialist ingredients online. This way you can choose exactly what cuisines you want, and even personal details such as how they are seasoned. One of the best places for Indian supplies is this website of Shop Spicy, where you can buy many exotic items you will not find in typical British supermarkets.
As the bride, it can be very difficult to decide what kind of wedding dress to opt for, especially if you wish to incorporate a mixture of cultures into the event. The engagement party however is the perfect opportunity to really reflect the feel of the event into your outfit. This exquisite range of Indian wedding outfits from Sonas Couture is perfect if you really want to make a lasting impression.
For the entertainment for your party, there is no need to invest too much time or money, and the best ideas absolutely should be saved for the wedding itself, but to create a celebratory atmosphere some music will always be appreciated. The simple yet effective formula of a sit down meal and then a disco is great for engagement parties of any size. Either make a playlist or hire a DJ to play songs from around the world to keep with your theme, and for some added excitement, buy one of these karaoke machines from EM Karaoke.
Taste of what’s to Come
To finish things off, the main thing you need to remember when planning an engagement party is that there are no real rules, and however you choose to celebrate, as long as you pick something to suit your personality it will go well. The evening should be solely about you as a couple, and it is great to combine both of your interests or values to create a memorable theme which tells your story so far.