Ask Colin: Planning


Colin Miller

My son is having a small wedding in October, far from us where he and his fiancé live. Only a few of our friends are being invited to the wedding, and many would not make the trip due to the distance anyway. We would like to have a party at our home for the couple when they visit us in May and invite our friends. Is this appropriate? Do I call it and Engagement Party? Shower? Something different?

Send out an invitation for a reception in honor of the new couple.  Keep it a fun party and perhaps serve a wedding cake for dessert.