Well God blessed me and my boyfriend(cedric) to buy and close out on our house December 15,2011.....
FH and I have been together a little over 5 years and we have two beautiful boys (14 months and 2 months)! He first proposed a month before we found out I was pregnant with our first so we postponed the planning, then when we started back we found I was pregnant with #2! lol Now we are in full swing of planning our dream wedding! We are planning on having an engagement party in October since that's our anniversary, the month he proposed plus my 27th birthday. Most of our family and friends are looking forward to it since most of our bridal party will be meeting for the first time as well as our family.
One friend that I mentioned the party too seemed completely shocked and disgusted that we were even considering having an engagement party since we've been together for so long and technically have been engaged for over a year. She said it was tacky of us to expect people to show up and want to celebrate an engagement that is really old and we shouldn't have any of the traditional parties like engagement, bridal shower or big bacholerette party.
Of course I was shocked and hurt and then thought that maybe everyone else is thinking this too? We're paying for the engagement party ourselves, venue, food and drink and I was even going to make really cute favors to pass out. But now I'm worried that everyone is thinking that we're fishing for gifts??? We don't need anything! FH has a really successful career and I'm at the tail end of opening my online store while I finish school.
Anyone whose had a long engagement have you run into this same issue? And if you had an engagement party was it super casual? I wasn't expecting anyone to dress up or anything even though I would probably wear a cute dress. Am I'm doing to much?? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!