Engagement Party Invitations for Any Theme or Style

From a rustic barbecue to an elegant soirée.
by Emily Platt

Your partner said yes. And now you two are engaged! After flooding your social media channels with your news, it's time to kick off your wedding journey with an engagement party. To make sure your nearest and dearest show up, you'll need to design some engagement party invitations.

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-vite to suit your stationery needs. Not sure where to shop? We've got you covered with 34 options for a whole range of themes and tastes. Here, you'll find our favorite engagement party invitations—all of which you can buy (and in some cases, send) conveniently online.

Need to sort some details out before placing your order? Check out our comprehensive engagement party guide for etiquette tips, guest list advice and planning inspiration for this special event. We'll help you make important decisions that'll inform your purchase.

1. Floral Engagement Party Invitation

Modern floral engagement party invitation

Celebrate love in bloom with floral invitations. This design is fresh and fashionable, thanks to its bold, eclectic elements.

Susie Allen Flora engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

2. Tropical Engagement Party Invitation

Tropical BBQ engagement party invitation

Try evoking a relaxed, tropical vibe—whether you're partying on an island or beside the pool. Use this card to signal that you'll be serving thematic drinks.

Paper Sun Studio Tropical Celebration engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

3. Elegant Engagement Party Invitation

Gold formal engagement party invitation

Throw a fancy affair with the help of art deco-style stationery. We're all for the metallic, scalloped design of these elegant engagement party invitations.

Papier gold scallop party invitation, from $2 each, Papier.com

4. Formal Engagement Party E-vite

Purple watercolor engagement party invitation


Deckle edges, calligraphy and a wax seal are the ultimate trifecta for formal invitations. If you can't splurge on the real things, these e-vites are incredibly realistic.

Colin Cowie Watercolor Waves invitation, from $1 each, Greenvelope.com

5. Funny Engagement Party Invitation
Funny blue engagement party invitation

If the happy news was a long time coming, play that up. We love this cheeky card design's "finally" wording.

AcetiDesignCo Finally! engagement party invitation, from $2 each, Etsy.com

6. Casual Engagement Party Invitation
Rustic chalkboard engagement party invitation

Chalkboard-inspired engagement invites are just as good for a casual at-home event as they are for a bistro get-together. Match your signage to this stationery.

Between Friends chalkboard script engagement party invitation, from $2 each, Shutterfly.com

7. Vintage Engagement Party Invitation

Vintage retro engagement party invitation

Retro fonts and vintage color combinations add a fun touch to engagement party invitations, as shown on these orange and tan cards.

Trbdesign Classic Vintage engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

8. Brunch Engagement Party E-vite

Cute brunch engagement party invitation

Toasting the news with mimosas and waffles? A creative engagement party theme like that deserves equally creative e-vites, like these.

Sogi's Honey Bakeshop Waffley Wedded invitation, from $1 each, Greenvelope.com

9. Glamorous Engagement Party Invitation

Green engagement party invitation with foil

Kick off the milestone with some glitz and glamour. The foil frame fancies up this basic invitation design.

Erin Deegan Framed in Gold foil-pressed engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

10. Winter Engagement Party Invitation

Red winter engagement party invitation

Sometimes printing cards yourself is the most affordable option. Buy this wintery instant download for a seasonal gathering.

BelleHanahPaperie hand-painted holly berry wreath engagement party invitation template, $10, Etsy.com

11. Festive Engagement Party E-vite
Silver champagne engagement party invitation

Say cheers with your stationery. These photo engagement party e-vites come with a sparkly champagne flute design.

Paperless Post Champagne Bubbles photo e-vites, from $1 each, PaperlessPost.com

12. Cute Engagement Party Invitation

Cute black engagement party invitation

Let everyone know you're ready to spend forever together with a sweet quote or even a single word, like, well, "forever." Isn't this card design cute?

Phrosne Ras For Ever engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

13. Nautical Engagement Party Invitation

Cute nautical engagement party invitation

Throwing a boat, beach or otherwise waterfront bash? Mail out nautical stationery. This design puts an adorable spin on the theme.

Elk Design for Wedding Paper Divas Deeply In Love engagement party invitation, from $2 each, Shutterfly.com

14. Geometric Engagement Party Invitation

Pink geometric engagement party invitation

Spread the word about a modern engagement party with geometric invites. These shiny cards beautifully fit the bill.

Mansi Etheral foil-pressed engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

15. Rustic Engagement Party Invitation

Rustic wood engagement party invitation

Maybe you're more of a rustic kind of a couple. In that case, consider this wood-inspired invitation design.

Mixbook Photo Co. wood engagement dinner engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Mixbook.com

16. Fun Engagement Party E-vite

Colorful fun engagement party invitation

Love party favorites like balloons and confetti? Nod to your event's décor with your engagement party invitations. These unique e-vites are printed with "yay" spelled out in inflated letters.

Greenvelope Confetti Celebration invitation, from $1 each, Greenvelope.com

17. Romantic Engagement Party Invitation

Romantic blue engagement party invitation

Set the mood for a romantic event with motifs like flowers and hearts. This pretty stationery has both.

Hooray Creative Heart and Vine engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

18. Minimalist Engagement Party Invitation

Simple white engagement party invitation

Of the mindset that less is more? An ultra-simple design might be right up your alley. How about these "let's toast" cards?

Artifact Uprising Let's Toast! gathering invitation, from $2 each, ArtifactUprising.com

19. Desert Engagement Party E-vite

Red cactus engagement party invitation

Planning to party in a desert location (or simply want to decorate with succulents)? These cactus engagement party e-vites cater to both scenarios.

Greenvelope Cactus Blooms invitation, from $1 each, Greenvelope.com

20. Luxe Engagement Party Invitation

Photo engagement party invitation with foil

A romantic couple portrait and foil accents are a foolproof engagement party invitation combination—this luxurious design proves it.

Chocomocacino Nougat foil-pressed engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

21. Stock the Bar Engagement Party Invitation

Blue stock the bar engagement party invitation

Make the theme (and the gift suggestion) clear from the get-go. We're big fans of these fun "stock the bar" engagement cards.

Chocomocacino Caipiroska engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

22. Modern Engagement Party E-vite

Blue agate engagement party invitation

Here's another design that looks just as stunning online as it would on paper. Agate everything is oh-so trendy, which basically guarantees these e-vites will impress.

Colin Cowie agate vellum invitation, from $1 each, Greenvelope.com

23. Spring Engagement Party E-vite

Colorful floral engagement party invitation

Announce an engagement party in March through June with a flower-filled design. These e-vites are gorgeously springy.

Rifle Paper Co. Mayday Bouquet e-vites, from $1 each, PaperlessPost.com

24. Traditional Engagement Party Invitation

Traditional romantic engagement party invitation

While modern etiquette says the couple can host their own event, tradition has it that someone else throws the party for them. If you're hosting and you aren't the to-be-weds, this design's "they're engaged" wording is right for you.

AcetiDesignCo They're Engaged engagement party invite, from $2 each, Etsy.com

25. Playful Engagement Party Invitation

Black and gold engagement party invitation

Work in a thematic phrase, like "he put a ring on it," to set a playful tone. This celebratory stationery does exactly that.

Wildberryprint black and gold diamond engagement party invitation, from $2 each, Etsy.com

26. Brewery Engagement Party Invitation

Funny brewery engagement party invitation

Invite everyone to a cool venue—like a brewery—with location-inspired engagement party invitations. These "hoppy couple" cards work for beer aficionados.

Laura Moyer Hoppy Couple engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

27. Ombré Engagement Party Invitation

Pink watercolor engagement party invitation

Can't decide on a full-blown theme? Just choose a pretty color scheme. If you're sticking to a monochrome palette, try a gradient design in your chosen hue.

Alethea and Ruth gradient script engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

28. Barbecue Engagement Party Invitation

Red barbecue engagement party invitation

Tell guests you're planning to fire up the grill with casual barbecue-inspired stationery, like these rustic engagement party invitations.

Lea Delaveris I Do BBQ engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

29. Simple Engagement Party Invitation
Modern yellow engagement party invitation

Clean lines work well for an urban engagement party. This text-only design is still visually appealing thanks to its spacing.

Kristie Kern Downtown Chic engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

30. Sweet Engagement Party Invitation

Romantic LGBTQ+ engagement party invitation

Honor your future titles on your engagement party invitations. This printable design is both minimalist and romantic.

CocoPressDesigns Mrs. and Mrs. engagement printable invitation, from $19, Etsy.com

31. Summer Engagement Party E-vite

S'mores summer engagement party invitation

A tasty menu makes any summer party s'more fun. Loved ones will have a hard time RSVPing "no" to these mouthwatering engagement e-vites.

Greenvelope S'more Fun! invitation, from $1 each, Greenvelope.com

32. Holiday Engagement Party Invitation

Christmas winter engagement party invitation

Hosting a holiday-themed engagement party? Make sure your stationery is as festive as your date. Buy these cards for a Christmas fête.

CLaceyDesign Christmas engagement party invitation, from $2 each, Etsy.com

33. Celestial Engagement Party Invitation

Blue celestial engagement party invitation

Still thinking of a theme? Let this stellar stationery guide you. How about a celestial celebration to match the "on top of the world" message?

Gwen Bedat On Top of the World engagement party invitations, from $2 each, Minted.com

34. Fall Engagement Party Invitation

Pink fall engagement party invitation

Colorful leaves aren't the only motif you can incorporate into fall engagement party invitations. These cards have printed pumpkins (plus a cute and seasonal phrase).

ElleDesignsStudio Fall in Love engagement party invitation, from $1 each, Etsy.com

What Should Be On Your Engagement Invitation?

Now that you have plenty of awesome style ideas for your engagement party card, what should you actually include on the invitation? If you like to keep things simple, then all you really need are:

  • An announcement that you and your future spouse are engaged (Huzzah) 
  • A wish for the recipient to join you at your engagement party
  • Time, date, and location of the party
  • How and by when to RSVP

If you want to help your guests pick out appropriate party attire, consider adding a party theme or apparel recommendations. After all, what your guests would wear to a casual backyard BBQ celebration is probably very different than what they would for a more formal engagement brunch. 

To add a little personality to your engagement party invitations, add a pun, a quote or a fun play on words. 

How Do You Make Engagement Party Invitations?

The beauty of engagement invitations is that they can be as fancy or as casual as you want. If you want to keep things formal, consider working with a stationer. Want to keep things casual? Choose one of our suggestions above and go to your local print shop to print your engagement party cards on nice cardstock.

Finally, for the ultimate in convenience, send the invites by email. Just make sure you have the latest email addresses for all your invitees. It also doesn't hurt to follow up with a call or personal email, just in case a few of your invites got caught in a spam filter. 

Who Do You Invite to an Engagement Party?

The guest list to your engagement party will depend on the amount of space available, your party budget and who is planning the party. For example, if your parents are planning the bash and covering the cost, it's probably appropriate to let them help you decide the guest list. 

Generally, you'll only want to invite your closest friends and family. These should be people you are definitely planning to invite to the wedding, though don't feel like you need to invite your entire eventual wedding party. If you already have a space picked out for the party -- such as a local restaurant, a friend's house or your backyard -- space limitations may help you cull your list. Also, consider who lives in town or within driving distance of the venue.

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