Each Wednesday, we tackle wedding etiquette. At times, it’s a reader question or one from a colleague, friend or family member and other times we’ll cover a popular issue. (Note: Questions may be edited for clarity and brevity.)


Question: Do my fiancé and I have to have an engagement party?

Answer: The short answer is no. The longer answer is, it’s optional to have an engagement party. Typically if you plan to have a long engagement you may opt for the party. It can be formal or informal and held wherever you’d like, even your favorite watering hole. It’s entirely up to you!



Do you have a solution to share or a wedding etiquette question? Respond in the comments or email Melanie@MyNewOrleans.com.