After you propose (and she says yes!), one of the first things you’re going to want to do is share the good news! After a successful proposal, nothing will impress your fiance more than the fact that you have already planned a party to celebrate. Plus, after you get the weight of proposing off your chest, you’ll be ready to do some celebrating, too! Here are some of the basics to help you plan your party: 

Who?

In general, you should invite both of your immediate families and closest friends. Think about the people in your fiance’s life who she will definitely want to share this special moment with: her childhood best friend, her college friends, important co-workers, etc. Try your best to get them there because your fiance will appreciate it so much! Don’t invite too many people, though, because you want to make sure the proposal and the party stay a surprise. You also probably want to keep the party more intimate and limited to the people you and your fiance would want there the most.

What?

Your party doesn’t need to be anything fancy. The real excitement of the party will be the engagement, so don’t fret about planning something extravagant beyond that. Think about having some drinks available…maybe popping some champagne! You could also have some light food available You could also have a place set up for guests to take pictures.

Other than that, most of the time will probably be spent giving hugs, showing off the ring, and telling the story of the engagement! Your friends and family will want to know exactly how the proposal went down and your fiance will be wanting to tell it! If you used a Ring Cam to capture your fiance’s reaction to your proposal, this would be a great time to show this footage already, even if it is still unedited! For more information about Ring Cam, visit www.ringcam.com.

When?

If possible, it’s really great to have your party immediately following your proposal! If you do it this way, your fiance will likely still be in shock and seeing her family and friends will only make it even better! You know she’s going to want to tell her family and her friends ASAP, so bringing them all together for her is perfect. Make sure your guests all arrive early so that they are already there when you and your fiance arrive!

If it does not work to have the party immediately following the proposal, your fiance will still be impressed when you tell her you’ve already done the work of planning a party that will be coming up soon! Remember to tell your guests far enough in advance (but not too far in advance…you don’t want anyone spilling the beans!) Depending on how far away your guests live (or how good they are at keeping secrets), a week or two in advance is probably a good bet.

Where?

If possible you can try to host the party at a venue close to where you proposed! If you don’t want to pay for a venue, it’s totally okay to have the party at her house, your house, or another guest’s house! After all, you just spent a good deal of money on a ring and you might not want to pay for a venue if you don’t have to. If you do decide to book a venue, make sure you book it far enough in advance. No matter where you host the party, it will be full of excitement and celebration!

Why?

Not all couples have a post-proposal party, but having one is a great opportunity to celebrate something incredibly exciting: your engagement! You are about to enter a new phase of life together…what better way to kick-start this than to celebrate with the people who matter most in your lives?

We hope that this blog post has given you some ideas to think about when planning your post-proposal party! Your fiance will always remember the day you two got engaged and the great time she had celebrating at the party you planned! Afterwards, you can finally breathe that sigh of relief! You did it!!


This post was written by Ring Cam blogger, Monika DeWitt