By Lynn Shellenberger from St. Paul, MN
Of course! My in-laws had a party at their home (4 hrs away) for their friends and family and my mom had one for us - both parents were invited to each others party too! It was a great way to meet each other's extended families and friends before the wedding reception! And, it was a meet and greet - no gifts!
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When is it improper to not attend an engagement party?
All of the etiquette tips I have read say to invite all of the guests to the wedding that are invited to the engagement party.