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9 May

Tips for a low-key engagement party

Want to keep your wedding affairs understated? We have you covered with tips to ensure you have a fun and low-key party

An engagement ceremony marks the beginning of your wedding festivities. Regardless of how long you’ve been dating your partner, with a brand new sparkler now settled on your finger, an engagement will create an atmosphere to recreate the initial moments of romance in your relationship.

You can celebrate your relationship with a low-key engagement bash, attended by immediate family members and friends, keeping your guest list short and sweet. Take a leaf from Kavya D’Souza and Anish Nair’s bash where they celebrated their relationship of 12 years. D’Souza, Owner, StreakHueFall, shares, “We prize our privacy, so we wanted an intimate engagement affair. The limited guest list included our loved ones who gathered at a cosy and easily accessible venue in Mumbai. The ‘Save the Dates’ featured our pet dogs, Ziah and Myrah. Inspired by A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the décor featured fairy lights and gold elements accentuated with natural creepers and baby’s breath. To add to the magical setting, we enlisted musicians—a guitarist and a singer—to entertain our guests. We set up a photo booth, so our guests could take home instant photos from the party! All my girlfriends and cousin sisters chose to dress up in a similar colour palette—it made for the best bride squad ever!”

Taking inspiration from this couple’s engagement party, here are some suggestions that you can use to plan your bash.




Although traditionally, the bride’s parents are supposed to host the engagement, recent trends have seen the siblings, the groom’s family, and the couple’s closest friends doing so. Therefore, a detailed discussion is required between both families about who’s hosting it.


Guest list


The couple has to carefully curate a restricted guest list comprising the closest relatives and friends. Colleagues, acquaintances and friends of friends can be avoided in this celebration as you will be inviting them for your big day.


Venue and décor


An intimate engagement calls for a small venue, like booking the roof-top of a restaurant or the backyard of either the bride or groom’s house. The décor can involve drapes and ornamental plants with fairy lights adding to the festive mood.




The kind of entertainment you choose may depend on the venue of your celebration. If you’re organising your function on the roof-top of a dining room, then their in-house band or DJ is your best bet. For a party in a private space, appoint a friend or a sibling who is well-acquainted with the disc jockey consoles. Also, hiring musicians is also a workable option.

Have you decided upon the ideal engagement party for you and your partner yet?

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