My fiance and I are city folks. Most of our friends are mature professionals with busy life's and we have friends all over Ontario. As much as I enjoy parties having to plan a engagement party, Jack and Jill, Bridal shower, bachelorette and a wedding seems like a lot! I feel like it would be a lot to ask our friends to attend all these events with already busy life's as much as we may mean to them. I guess my question is anyone else skipping on the engagement party or any other ones? Anyone I can relate to? lol. What's the purpose of an engagement party, anyway? The only reason I'd like to have a Jack and Jill is so we can raise money for our wedding cost and quite honestly they look fun. But it looks like a lot of work! Feeling pressured by social media society to have all these parties to plan. Feeling a bit overwhelmed. In my ideal world I'd like a bachelorette party and a wedding. Maybe an intimate bridal shower. Anyone else feel the same?