Ask the Bride -- Engagement Parties
Question: We would like to know if it is customary (required) that a present be given at an engagement party?
Answer: It is appropriate to take a gift to an engagement party, but it is not required. Some engaged couples already have their gift registry complete, so you could pick something from their registry if you know where it's located (if you don't, you can call and ask the host of the party). If they are not registered, you can choose a gift on your own, or a gift certificate, or merely a card. You're not obligated at this point to bring a gift, but many people like to.
© Copyright 1996-2001, Michelle Nordblom Hottya. Created: July 7, 1996. Last Updated: April 12, 2001.