Sometimes, in the run-up to a wedding, it can feel like everything in your life revolves around choosing the perfect venue/colour scheme/menu/seating plan for your big day. It might still be a while away, but wedding planning can be an all-consuming process.

An engagement party to remember

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But wait!

Take a moment to stop, breathe, and remind yourself of this one simple fact: you are engaged. Being engaged is a beautiful, special and short-lived part of your life, and one that should be celebrated and cherished. An engagement party with your friends and family is a great way to celebrate the love and commitment that has brought you and your partner together, and to remember that this time is not just about wedding planning!

If you are planning an engagement party, why not make it one to remember? Sometimes you have to take a lot into consideration when planning a wedding; for example, perhaps Grandma can’t walk very far, or your dream beach wedding just isn’t practical. A destination engagement party can be a great opportunity to realise your dreams while still having a wedding day that everyone can enjoy. Throw a beach party, have a barbecue in the forest or party in The Shard without worrying about how your entire extended family will make it up to London. When it comes to engagement parties, the world is your oyster!

If you are looking for some advice on throwing your party, there are some excellent online resources.

Capture the memories

Once you have chosen the perfect location for your engagement party, you will want a photographer who can help you to capture the memories. It is important to choose a photographer whose work you appreciate and who you can place your trust in. If you are planning on travelling for your celebration, be sure to confirm that the photographer is happy to do engagement destination photography. Some photographers specialise in capturing the joy and romance of an engagement party and are more than happy to travel to another country or even another continent to help you to get the perfect shots. Most photographers will have a blog or website where you can check their willingness to do this, such as engagement destination photography by Nick Rutter.

An engagement party should be fun and relaxing, so kick back and enjoy!