Aim for the engagement party gift to be around one-quarter to one-third the cost of the wedding gift.
What is an appropriate engagement gift from parents?
Many parents choose to present the newly engaged couple with a sentimental gift that has a family connection. For example, a mother could give her daughter a piece of jewelry, such as a necklace or pair of earrings, that were presented to her by her own mother upon getting engaged or married.
Who pays for an engagement party?
Who should pay for an engagement party? Tradition has largely dictated that the bride’s parents host and pay for the engagement party.
What do you say at an engagement party speech?
What to say – the content of your speech
- introduce yourself. There may be guests who don’t know you and your relationship to the couple.
- welcome everybody. …
- give thanks to everybody for coming together to share and celebrate the occasion.