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Engagement Party Ideas for a Shoe String Budget

We all know that weddings are expensive, what with the bachelor party, wedding shower, rehearsal dinner, and the actual wedding. That's why we've compiled a list of eight budget-friendly engagement party ideas.

Throw an engagement party in the backyard.

We love the concept of throwing an engagement party in the backyard because it's inexpensive and intimate. Plus, given the coronavirus pandemic, it's a safe way to celebrate with friends—as long as you and your guests follow basic protocol (wear masks, stay six feet apart and wash your hands frequently).

The possibilities for a garden engagement party are limitless. A low-key BBQ with lawn activities or a fancy cocktail party with glittering lights are two options. Consider your love story and how you might be able to incorporate it into the theme. Host a backyard letterman jacket if you met in college. Alternatively, if you want unique engagement party food ideas, simply provide your favorite snacks and beverages. To save money, ask other visitors to provide refreshments. Consider cherished family recipes, local treats, or handmade keepsakes if you're looking for engagement party favors.

Throw an online engagement party.

While some engagement party choices can be limited due to the pandemic, we propose thinking outside the box. Organize a virtual engagement party for e