The summer of 2022 is finally upon us. This time is synonymous with sunny skies, shining sun, cool breeze, and most importantly, weddings!
We can literally smell love in the summer air.
Also, your crush got down on one knee and popped the question. You’re all exciting, planning for the wedding day. But before wedding planning, you got to celebrate saying YES with an engagement party.
To help you plan a memorable one, here are some summer engagement party ideas that will impress your guests and ensure you make lasting memories with your soon-to-be spouse.
Engagements are different from weddings and are more casual than your BIG DAY. So, carefully planning the engagement party theme is a must to set the mood right.
You can choose from myriad theme options. Popular ones include backyard BBQ soirees, royal rendezvous, television show-inspired, tropical beach lunch or dinner, a sunset boat ride, brewery kickback, and a vineyard tour.
You can also host a posh tea party, relaxing garden brunch, something with a city-view rooftop arrangement, costume party, or a boho-inspired bash to celebrate that your partner popped the question.
Elopements are also gaining traction. So, rent a cabin, appreciate the outdoors, and celebrate your engagement.
The idea is to have an outdoor theme that will set your summer festivities right. With a fun-filled, themed engagement party, you’ll make it a joyful event.
Haven’t yet decided what to wear to your engagement party? From traditional to bohemian and modern, you have numerous styles to suit your taste. Choose an easy-breezy solution for your summer party outfit.
But make sure to dress for the season, occasion, and the engagement venue. Stick to the specific theme and don’t underdress or go overboard and goof up. Keep it cool and chic. Don’t forget to consider the time of the day.
Choose an outfit that makes you feel YOU and CONFIDENT.
Paulina, Addison, Arianna, Hana, and Blakely are some of our favorite party dresses that will be perfect for different engagement themes. You can check out more of our summer engagement party dresses here.
If you wish to keep it white and wonderful, here’s the Cocomelody Lily White Collection. Wearing white is quite a dicey choice to make. But it’ll only be like a test drive to the wedding white.
In addition, Cocomelody can customize your outfit to add those little touches of you to your dress. We offer customization services to meet your unique size, design, and color requirements.
Can’t find what the heart desires? No worries, we’ll make it for you!
Photo credit: Mark Spooner
Summers are ideal for weddings and wedding photos. So, hire a professional photography team that makes you feel comfortable and brings out the best in your pictures. Once you have the party theme, outfit, and vendors in place, time to rock your photographs.
Remember to be you, have fun, flaunt your dress, try different poses, and utilize the entire venue. If photoshoots aren’t your thing, practice prior to the event.
Make sure your outfit is crease-free, and you get professional Hair and Makeup done. Early morning or before sunset is a great time for Blue Hour and Golden Hour photo sessions. Twilights are no less for your engagement pictures, particularly when hosting a nighttime theme.
If you don’t feel like rushing things, make a day out of it and plan the shoot ahead of time. Please speak to your chosen photography team about how you can go about it and make it an effortless experience.
Warm colors, multiple outfit options, and excellent lighting – what’s not to love about summers? On top of it, you’re getting engaged to the love of your life. What could be better?
We hope our ideas help you plan a fantastic summer engagement party. If you need help with the dress choice, the Cocomelody team is right by your side.