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Lean In To the Month of Love with a Valentine’s Inspired Engagement Party

Recently engaged? February is the perfect month to throw an engagement party! Use classic pink and red decorations with trendy retro accents for the perfect event.


Adapt these wedding invitations to fit your needs for an engagement party, or create your own design on a website like Canva! Invitations are the first thing your guests will see, so make sure to incorporate your theme and portray the vibe of your party. Is this a formal sit-down dinner? Use a more elegant invitation. Is your engagement party a casual affair? Consider using more trendy invitation styles. The retro-inspired invitations on the left are available on Etsy and the classic invitations can be found on this Etsy shop.


Use red and pink with white accents for the decor. Signage and flowers are a great way to decorate without going over the top. Consider using a florist (it’s always a good idea to create a relationship with a potential wedding vendor) or purchase flowers wholesale and create arrangements yourself!

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Brides, this is a great opportunity to break out the white! If your party is more casual, jeans and a white top is a great choice. For a more formal event, go all out with a white jumpsuit or cocktail dress like the ones below from Lulus!


For dessert, retro inspired heart cakes are totally trending right now! Plus, it matches the Valentine’s theme and color scheme. Go for a classic all white icing, or add red and pink touches. Consider writing that reads “Engaged AF,” “Lucky in Love,” “Just Engaged,” or “Till Death.”

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Party Favors

Matchbooks are definitely trending right now. Give your guests a small, personalized matchbook with a clever pun like “you’re my perfect match.” Include your names or initials and wedding date!

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If you are planning a wedding in Roanoke Virginia, Richmond Virginia, Fredericksburg/Northern Virginia, The Shenandoah Valley, Coastal Virginia or in Charlottesville/ Lynchburg Va. we can help with your wedding planning and ideas.

The author: Natalie

Natalie is a Vinton, VA native currently pursuing a journalism degree at Virginia Tech. She loves planning, and has a specific interest in all things to do with weddings. In her free time she enjoys reading, journalism, and traveling. Her post-grad plans are to pursue a career in magazine writing and design.