Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Home Sweet Home
I had a very small brunch for my daughter's engagement party with just the close family members who would have given her a gift anyway, for just that reason. I hate to make people feel like they are obligated to give one and unfortunately, it's pretty much expected that a gift would be in order. I was surprised by the info in the link saying it was not mandatory to bring a gift to an engagement party. It was kind of nice to hear. So, I guess you have the option as to whether or not you want to bring one. If these are really two very good friends, as you suggest and you can afford it, it would probably be a nice gesture!