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Are you supposed to give a gift or money at an engagement party?

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Asked by Anonymous at 7:57 PM on Aug. 27, 2010 in Just for Fun

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  • We always gave a gift.

    Answer by elizabr at 7:59 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Any gift is completely optional.

    An engagement party is only the first in a long series of celebratory gift-giving opportunities. Others include: the bridal shower, bachelor and bachelorette parties, and the wedding itself.

    Gifts the couple can share, such as gift certificates or other activity-oriented items.
    Simple gifts such as flowers, a bottle of wine, or a box of chocolate.
    Funny engagement gifts that offer a smile to celebrate the couple’s relationship.
    Practical items for wedding planning such as calendars, bridal magazines, or planning guidebooks.
    Offers of wedding services, such as a baker offering to help with the cake or a seamstress offering free alterations.
    Welcoming gifts to celebrate the impending new member of the family.
    An engagement card or other congratulatory note.

    Answer by Glamourina at 8:00 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • bump

    Answer by susies3babies at 8:05 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • Either...or...

    Answer by AnasMommy7 at 8:09 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • While I wouldn't say its mandatory, I would not show up without a gift.

    Answer by gramsmom at 8:23 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

  • A small to medium gift of some kind. Not money, usually.

    Answer by Bmat at 8:39 PM on Aug. 27, 2010

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