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A Virtual Get-TogetherGetting engaged can be a wildly exciting moment for a couple. Once you’ve made the decision to marry, you’re going to want to celebrate. Unfortunately, it might not always be easy for you to bring together family and friends for this purpose. The recent COVID-19 epidemic has proven that there are plenty of unexpected circumstances that can keep you away from the people you love. Still, the human spirit is strong, and people always find ways to come together during difficult periods. 

If you can’t be physically present with family to celebrate your engagement, consider hosting a virtual gathering. Follow these suggestions to find a way to share your news even when apart.

Plan It All Out

The biggest step to take in regard to planning is selecting a program or application for the gathering. There is no shortage of options when it comes to video conferencing. From Zoom to Google Hangouts to Skype, it is pretty easy to connect with someone by video these days. Since an online engagement party is a little more involved than a standard call, you’ll want to select a program that can accommodate the most people while not being too complicated for each person to download and use. 

HouseParty is an app that has seen a lot of use during the recent global quarantine. With this program, you and a group of people can have a digital party, complete with silly games and other features meant to enhance the video experience. 

Think About Gift Alternatives

While you might not want to come right out and ask for gifts for your engagement, you need to be prepared to field the question when friends and relatives ask. At a time when sending packages through the mail is a bit more complicated, you might want to dissuade friends and relatives from sending gifts. Instead, gift cards and digital currencies can be a wonderful alternative. An Amazon card can be directly loaded on your account without the need for anyone to touch a physical gift card or spend money on postage.

With the future still somewhat uncertain amidst the spread of the novel coronavirus, you may not be able to select a date for your future wedding yet. Instead of asking for gifts, consider starting a small fund for the event. Saving now for the wedding will be a huge advantage when life returns to normal. If friends or family ask about engagement gifts, mention you’re saving for your celebration and would happily take a donation toward the various fees and expenses on the horizon.

Don’t Forget To Dance

Just because you and your family members are communicating in little boxes on a computer doesn’t mean you can’t have fun. A typical engagement party might have a lot of dancing involved. With certain video apps, you can upload a playlist that each person in the chat can access. This means anyone who wishes can crank up the tunes and have a private dance party in his or her own home at the same time as everyone else. Soon, your whole crew will be dancing and singing along as if they were celebrating your engagement in the same physical space.

Though the world has gone through some dramatic changes over the last few months, people have proven that they are willing to go above and beyond to connect and retain a semblance of normalcy. If you’ve gotten engaged and don’t want to let a global pandemic spoil your joy, consider hosting a video gathering. You can still have a more intimate in-person gathering later, but for now this will act as a lovely way to celebrate one of the most exciting milestones of your life.

Category: Engagement

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