If you can’t wait for the wedding to celebrate with your loved ones on the beautiful island of Ibiza, have an engagement party! You can have it at any point during your engagement — either straight after the announcement, or as a way to relax during the wedding planning. Unlike the wedding, the engagement party can be informal and smaller (or larger) than the big day. You can choose to invite everyone on your guest list, or make it an occasion for a different kind of party. The choice is up to you! Here are five terrific Ibiza engagement party ideas.
Your engagement party can be a chance for everyone to let their hair down and enjoy a taste of Ibiza, without any too-rigid planning. Why not book a few tables at a grill restaurant (an asador see our favourites here) and treat your family and friends to a traditional Ibiza feast that is long on flavour and short on formality. A lively atmosphere and simple food is all you need for an unforgettable day.
If you are craving some indulgence, why not hire a yacht for the day and take to the sea for your engagement party? This can be a great way to introduce your guests to the hidden corners of the island, helping them appreciate why you’ve chosen Ibiza for your celebration. Have the day catered for the ultimate in luxurious ease. All you have to do is unwind and soak up the sun!
Ibiza has an abundance of gorgeous villas and during the low season you can often nab a bargain. So why not rent a stylish home and host a cocktail do for your engagement party? It is a chance to dress up, have fun and do a sneaky bit of wedding research at the same time. You can use the party to dry-run a caterer, bartender, DJ, even make-up artist and photographer.
Take advantage of Ibiza’s many excellent spas with a chilled out engagement party spa day. You can book a therapist or two to come to your villa and do massages, etc. Or you and your guests can spend the day at a spa – Atzaro and Aguas de Ibiza are two perennial favourites. Conclude with a laid-back dinner and a few glasses of wine.
You probably won’t have a chance to hike on your wedding day, so why not use your engagement party to get out and enjoy nature? Gather your friends and hike your favourite trail, or if you prefer, spend the day sunning on your favourite beach. A catered picnic is the perfect way to round out the celebration.
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