Now that you’ve officially said “yes”, it’s time to plan your engagement party before saying “I do”! Whether you’ll be having a small gathering or a larger party with more family and friends, here are some of our best rustic engagement party ideas to help you start planning.
Mason Jar Centerpieces
Mason jars are a simple way to add some instant rustic charm. They can also be repurposed for several decorations such as centerpieces and flower vases. Combine the two and you’ve got gorgeous centerpieces for your guests to take home at the end of the party!
Handmade decor is not only more personable, but it also fits your rustic party theme. Hand-paint a wooden welcome sign for your guests or seating cards for each table. You can also label your drinks, food or dessert bar for more simple signage at your party.
DIY Drink Bar
Whether your engagement party is large or small, a DIY drink bar is a great way to get everyone involved and have some fun. You also have plenty of drink options to choose from such as mimosas, prosecco, bloody marys, and more. Use handwritten labels and small jars for an extra touch of rustic glam.
Saving the extravagant cake for your wedding day and opting for some simple sweets works well when looking for rustic engagement party ideas. Smaller treats can be easier to eat as well such as cupcakes, macaroons, donuts, and pie. Craft your own desert tower or lay them out on individual trays for your guests.
Flowers freshen up any party while also adding pops of greenery. Choose some of your favorite flowers or match your wedding colors, then add in some foliage such as ferns, ivy, or eucalyptus. You can add them throughout your decor in as many places as you’d like. Flowers also look great draped across your tables or hanging in doorways.
Keep your lighting to a minimum for your party with simple string lights. They can be used for both indoor and outdoor parties, no matter what size the venue. String them across your seating area or even just outside. You can also fit them inside bottles, mason jars, or vases for rustic centerpieces and decor as well.
Do you have any other rustic engagement party ideas that you will be using? We would love to hear about them. Still, need to get photos taken before your party? Check out some of our favorite engagement photo locations in Michigan! You will also want to start the hunt for your perfect dress as soon as possible. Schedule an appointment with our specialists today.