Our highly anticipated engagement party was a huge success!!
The turnout was stunning! More than 40 people came out to celebrate. EVERYONE was there. Friends, family, and coworkers turned out in numbers. We were so pleased!! The food was delicious, too. Our potluck provided more than enough. We had everything from ribs to deviled eggs, and it was all Southern comfort food, of course. My diet was totally shot.
People really got into it!
There’s something about weddings that people must love because our family was totally into it. We were a bit worried that nobody would want to wear name tags or participate in the group game, but boy were we wrong! Folks snatched up the name tags like they were goin’ out of style! Everyone filled them out with excitement, giving themselves descriptive titles like, “Future Mother-in-Law,” and “First Cousin.”
Everyone loved my mom’s game, “Checkmate!”
The guests were asked to write down a question to ask Mr. B or me about the other. This was to see if we’re ready to get married, which is why the game is called Checkmate. It’s also because Mr. B and I love to play chess. If people couldn’t think of a question, they were asked to write down a bit of marriage advice. My mom had this little bell, and everytime she rang it, Mr. B and I would have to pick a number. Whoever had the paper with that number on it had to share his or her question or advice.
It was definitely a bit embarrassing for Mr. B and me because we had to stand in front of a room full of 40 people, but it was 40 people we love and adore, so we enjoyed it. Everyone really, really had fun sharing their advice and/or asking us questions. We did a really good job answering questions about each other, too!! This was Mr. B’s Cousin: “Mr. B, if Sara is upset (not at you, but upset), what do you say to make her feel better?”
This was the million dollar question! If we could take back all the other questions that night and have just one, it’d be this one because everyone loved it. Mr. B’s answer hit the nail on the head, and everyone from family to coworkers knew it.
To make me feel better, Mr. B tells me to “piss on it,” which is one of my granny’s favorite sayings. Bahahahaha! A bit crude for a grandmother, but if you knew mine you’d understand. She’s a firecracker and, trust me, she hardly ever gets bashful, but when Mr. B said this, her face turned totally red and the whole room went up in laughs!
The best part was the speeches…
We weren’t really expecting it, but a lot of our friends and family stood up to give us a toast. Mr. B’s dad, his godmother, my mom, my dad, and Mr. B’s sister all said something to toast to our engagement. Mr. B’s sister totally made me cry. We’ve been friends for a really long time, and she said she always knew I was perfect for her brother! It was a special moment (one that I’ll never forget and always treasure). *tear*
We asked a friend to take pictures at the party (of all the details so I could share with you readers!), but we haven’t gotten them yet. Here are some pictures Mr. B’s dad took of our fabulous friends and family.
My dad, stepmom, and little sister:
Mr. B’s godparents:
My little sister, a.k.a. the junior bridesmaid:
Two of my aunts:
My coworker and the delicious cake her mom made:
Mr. B and my granny:
The MOH and me (and Mr. B’s mom):
Did you have an engagement party?