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    I agree with the comments about why host if you can't afford an engagement party!

    Like its not an essential to have an in fact its kinda a yay look at moi. (I don't mean this in a bad way as I too am looking at having one). I just think if you want the extra added attention of an engagement party then you should front up the costs and if your lovely friends and family want to donate something, then wonderful...I certainly am not implying on my invites.

    We are going home to NZ when baby is 3/4 mths and because I never had a baby shower and I know I have a lot of friends and family who want to meet the little one, we also got engaged last year so we can kinda tag it into one thing. My mother has been already asking whats happening. I'm thinking a weekend arvo get together BBQ - more a social gathering and we will supply meats/some salads and basic drinks/beers. If others want something more they can BYO.

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    My god people are demanding these days - I think i would have avoided the party altogether unless they were super close.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lincolns mummy View Post
    I recently went to an engagement party and on the invitation they said they would like gifts to be gift vouchers to Bunnings. This morning I received the invitation to the same peoples wedding and they have requested all gifts be gift vouchers to Myer. I found this odd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I am surprised people are up in arms about asking people to bring their own alcohol. I have been to lots of events over the years where people have had to pay for their alcohol, even in clubs etc Never seemed to be a big deal *shrug*
    I think its totally fine, it's normally the way its done you bring a bottle of something to help celebrate.

    I think its rude to expect on top of BYO alcohol, that you have to bring a dessert AND they expect a cash gift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I am surprised people are up in arms about asking people to bring their own alcohol. I have been to lots of events over the years where people have had to pay for their alcohol, even in clubs etc Never seemed to be a big deal *shrug*
    Nah the alcohol would bother me in the least. The dessert - I'm not a fan of that and as host I would never ask everyone to bring something, but I would still be ok with it. But then asking for money as well? You either cater your own engagement party and people give gifts, or you have others bring everything and say clearly on the invites no gifts in lieu of their contribution of food and alcohol.

    I'm like Benji, I cringe now. Like a family member of mine, that wanted money for her engagement party, to have her bridal shower and hens night paid for, money for her wedding. She had a baby shower for each of her 3 kids. Expected birth presents *after* the shower, Christenings. Just in a few short years there has just been constant parties which involve constant money. Sick of it!

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    BYO alcohol is fine. Asking guests to bring a dessert is bloody ridiculous. Asking for cash gifts at an engagement party is rude. I would go and just take card no money.

    DH has a mate that would invite us over for a BBQ and ask us to BYO meat WTH????

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    Quote Originally Posted by starla View Post
    BYO alcohol is fine. Asking guests to bring a dessert is bloody ridiculous. Asking for cash gifts at an engagement party is rude. I would go and just take card no money.

    DH has a mate that would invite us over for a BBQ and ask us to BYO meat WTH????
    lol one of dhs single mates invited us over for a BBQ once....

    We got there and he didnt provide anything. Other than the BBQ itself to cook on! Not even bread. We had to go out and buy everything lol
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    That's hilarious! Sounds like he was just after a free feed

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    I know right he is an interesting one!!

    The BBQ wasnt even clean we had to clean it first :what:

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    Lol you see why that ones single

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