23 Engagement Party Invitations Your Guests Will Want to Hold Onto

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Updated Dec 16, 2022
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Woohoo, you're engaged! After flooding your social media channels with the good news, it's time to celebrate in person with an engagement party—and that means you'll need engagement party invitations to get the word out to your nearest and dearest. From simple and sophisticated to cute and funny, there's a card on this list that'll perfectly fit your event plans. Your friends and family will be ecstatic to receive one of these engagement party invites in the mail (or in their inbox). Plus, we're sharing tips for what to put on your personalized cards below. Let the RSVPs start rolling in!

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Our Favorite Engagement Party Invitation Designs

The people make the party, so invite your guests in style. No matter the vibe of your engagement celebration, there's a paper card, printable template or e-invite to suit your stationery needs. Not sure where to shop? We've got you covered with awesome options below.

1. Modern Script Engagement Party Invitations

Mauve watercolor engagement party invite

If you like a boho aesthetic, these earthy engagement party invites will definitely meet your vibe. A sweeping script spells out "celebrate" in black on a light mauve background. The back of the card is artistically decorated with splashes of greens, purples and a hint of gold foil. Pair them with matching envelope liners, or go all out and buy the complete stationery suite in this gorgeous design.

2. Navy and Gold Engagement Dinner Invitations

Navy and gold engagement dinner invitation

If you're looking for an elegant engagement party invitation, check out this design. The gold typography pops on the navy cardstock with a sophisticated balance of whimsical flourishes and serif font. Additional details about the event—like the dinner menu—can be printed on the back.

3. Photo Engagement Party Invitations

Engagement party invitation with photo

Show off your engagement photos with this invite. Pick your favorite snapshot for the front to be overlaid by the exclamation "engaged" and your party details. Then design the back yourself; you can keep it simple with a solid color or pattern, or add even more photos from your romantic shoot.

4. Painted Beach Engagement Party Invitations

Engagement party invitation with a painting of ocean

Hosting a seaside celebration? These beach-themed engagement party invites will be perfectly on theme. Present your event details in a sophisticated font against this beautiful background of ocean waves.

5. "Forever Has a Nice Ring to It" Engagement Invitations

Black and white engagement party card reads Forever Has A Nice Ring To It

If you're up for a little DIY, digital engagement party invitations can be an affordable option. This black and white invite reads "forever has a nice ring to it" with your event details underneath. Simply customize the template using the online tool Corjl then email it out to guests or print and ship them yourself.

6. Colorful Gradient Engagement Party Invitations

 Engaged in gradient script engagement party invitation

Go big and bold with these engagement party cards. The design features fun script in a colorful gradient to announce your new relationship status. Select the equally vibrant, coordinating envelope liner at check-out to complete the stationery.

7. Classic Ampersand Engagement Brunch Invitations

Brunch & Bubbly engagement party invitation

If you like champagne better with a splash of orange juice, a brunch-themed celebration is right up your alley. This simple invite says "brunch and bubbly" with your party details in the bottom right. It comes in six different colors with a contrasting color block on the back. Customize the text for any prewedding event, engagement parties included.

8. "Finally!" Engagement Party Invitations

Finally! on blue cardstock engagement party invitation

If the happy news was a long time coming, your eager family and friends will get a kick out of these funny engagement party invitations. They joke "finally!" with a pair of two rings and your event details underneath. You can buy the digital file to send as an e-invite or choose between matte, glossy and linen paper to hand out physical cards.

9. "We Said Yes" Engagement Announcement Postcards

Black and white We Said Yes engagement party invite postcard

You both just said "yes" to forever and there's no better way to celebrate than with an engagement party. Invite friends and family to the bash with these simple postcards. Customize them with a sweet, black-and-white photo of you and your S.O. on the front then add the event details on the back. There are even a few lines to handwrite each guest's address. Best of all, they're extra affordable.

10. "Fall in Love" Engagement Invitations

Fall In Love engagement party invitation with leaves and pumpkins

Autumn proposal? You'll fall in love with these engagement party invites! They're decorated with white roses, colorful leaves and pumpkins to give your guests a taste of the seasonal decor to come.

11. Whimsical Foliage Engagement Shower Invitations

Pink and grey floral engagement party card

Your love is in full bloom! Announce your engagement with these whimsical invitations. Your event details are framed with romantic pink flowers and neutral-hued foliage. They're so pretty you'll want to find matching centerpieces for the party.

12. "We're Engaged" Announcements With Photo

Polaroid picture style engagement party invitation

How about something sweet and simple? These creative engagement party invitations look like a Polaroid picture. They have a custom photo on the front with the callout "we're engaged," and then your event details are printed on the back. White envelopes are included in your order or you can upgrade them to one of their custom-colored options.

13. "Love Out Loud" Engagement Party Invitations

Love Out Loud engagement party invitation

You're getting married! Shout it to the rooftops with this cheerful invite for your engagement party. It reads "Love out loud!" in rainbow on the front and can be personalized with a photo of you and your S.O. on the back. Add the matching envelope liner for an even more colorful announcement.

14. Surprise Engagement Party E-Invites

Shhh… black and white engagement ceremony invite

Planning a party for an unsuspecting couple? These engagement invitations are all about secrecy, so leave no paper trail and send them to guests over email. They're black and white and topped with "Shh…" It's an instant download so you're able to buy, customize and share them on the same day.

15. Engagement Announcement Tarot Cards

White and gold tarot card engagement party invitation

If your love was written in the stars, customize this celestial-themed invite. Inspired by a tarot card's design, it's decorated with the moon, sun and stars in a gold hue. Your friends and family's fate? They're going to go to your engagement party and have a great time!

16. Retro Floral Engagement Party Invites

Colorful retro-style engagement party invitation

We love themed engagement parties! Throw a '70s bash with colorful decor, disco balls and—of course—matching stationery. These invites display your event details in a mix of serif and sans-serif fonts, but the real focus is the brightly colored bouquet in the corner. The back has a textured look to it that can be duplicated onto the envelope liners.

17. Christmas Engagement Party Invitations

Digital engagement party invitation with a pine and red berry wreath

Merry and soon-to-be-married! If you're throwing a holiday-themed engagement party, these digital invites will fit the theme. Your engagement is announced in bold red font above the event details, then everything is circled by a leafy, red berry wreath.

18. Wine and Cheese Engagement Party Invitations

Wine and cheese engagement party invitation

Make charcuterie the third VIP at your engagement party. These charming invites feature an illustration of red wine and cheese to allude to your fancy celebration (and favorite snack). Each guest can bring a bottle of vino so you'll be toasting your love all night.

19. Happy Tears Engagement Party Invitations

Get Ready For Happy Tears engagement party invitation with photo

This engagement party invitation reads, "Get ready for happy tears!" No judgment, this is an emotional occasion! It's personalized with a photo of you and your true love and it's available in seven different colorways. Customize the rest of the wording to accommodate your prewedding event.

20. Golden Ring Engagement Party Invites

Arched stationery with rose gold foil engagement party invitation

Anything that uses real foil gets our stamp of approval. These modern engagement party invitations have an arched shape lined with the shimmering metallic color of your choice. So chic!

21. Modern Retro Engagement Party Invitations

Orange, white and black engagement party invitation

Ask friends and family to join in your engagement celebrations with these bright orange invites. (That said, they come in three other colors if you're looking for something a little more subtle.) They're topped with the understatement, "We're so excited!" Your names are large and centered.

22. "BBQ Before I Do" Engagement Party Invitations

Yellow checkered card reads I Do BBQ engagement party invite

Tell guests you're planning to fire up the grill with these charming invites. Printed with the cute phrase "BBQ before they say I do," they're framed with a yellow checkered pattern making them perfect for a casual, backyard engagement party.

23. Vintage Library Engagement Party Invitations

Lined blue and white engagement party invitations inspired by a library card

If you're looking for engagement party invites that really stand out, try this stationery inspired by library cards. It's an especially fun design if you and your S.O. have known each other since grade school. Guests are due back on your wedding date!

24. Floral Watercolor Engagement Party Invitations

Yellow and white floral engagement party invitation template

Feeling artsy? Design your very own invite on Canva or customize one of their many engagement party invitation templates. Then simply email them to guests or print them yourself. Just note, while some designs—like this striking yellow and green floral card—are free, others have a one-time fee or require a subscription.

Engagement Party Invites: Frequently Asked Questions

Where can you buy engagement party invitations online?

Naturally, the first place we recommend shopping for engagement party invitations is The Knot Invitations. There's nothing quite as exhilarating as receiving mail—and your invitees will be extra impressed when they receive stationery from The Knot. We have dozens of unique designs to meet your style needs (and budget) and nearly all text is customizable. Therefore, if you see a template for a wedding shower that you'd really love for your engagement party, you can just edit it to make it work! Plus, your invites are guaranteed to be printed on high-quality card stock with options for a luster finish or recycled paper. And, better still, you can find matching stationery for all your paper needs leading up to the big day. Your engagement party invites will receive a prominent place on the fridge—your parents will probably even want to frame theirs. (Aww, mems!)

If you can't find what you're looking for on our site, there are other retailers with lots of engagement party invitations to choose from. For instance, Etsy offers an array of digital downloads if you're looking for printables. And Zazzle has cards for almost any party theme, even as niche as sushi and sake or Octoberfest. Take some time picking an engagement party card that suits not just your event's aesthetic, but your relationship.

What do you put on engagement party invitations?

So, you've found the perfect card design to share your plans with, now what exactly should you write on them? First, announce your engagement and ask your loved ones to celebrate with you. (This can be as simple as, "Please join us to celebrate the engagement of [you and your partner's names].") Then include the details: the time, date and location of the event. And, for your sake, add how and when to RSVP so you can plan accordingly. You can also add a brief message about the dress code, if you'd like.

When should you send engagement party invitations?

A good rule of thumb is to send engagement party invitations at least a month in advance. That said, if you're inviting guests from out of town, you'll want to give even more notice. If you haven't decided on a specific card design yet, let your potential guests know by word of mouth so they can mark it on their calendars. Remember, the sooner everybody knows the date, the more likely they'll be able to attend.

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