A Guide to Throwing a Prenuptial Party

Most contracts are a bore, but prenups can be fun. Celebrate your upcoming marriage with a prenup party. Read through to learn more.

By Amanda Mitchell

Prenuptial Party
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So you and your soon-to-be partner have decided to get a prenuptial agreement? Congratulations. You've had the conversations, you're on the same page, and you're ready for a true partnership—not just a marriage. You know what this means: It's time to celebrate.

While a prenuptial party might not be the most standard of celebratory events, it does deserve commemoration. And of course, getting married itself is a cause for celebration, so why not bust out a bottle of Champagne and designate a time to celebrate signing this all-important piece of paper?

If people can throw divorce parties, you can have a party to celebrate signing a prenup. Here, the best ways to throw an unconventional celebration for your future partnership.

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Why You Should Have a Prenup Party

Well, why not? A prenup gets a bad rap for being associated with negativity (and marital assets), but it’s so much more than a marriage contract—it's an investment into your future. You and your partner are coming together on agreed-upon terms for the greater good of both you two as individuals and as a couple, while also being prepared for the future you might have as your family grows and expands.

Who Should Be Invited to a Prenup Party?

Anyone who you feel should be involved in the event, of course. Some people may raise an eyebrow (or both eyebrows) at the concept since it’s an unconventional one. But a party is what you make it: Whether it's with two people or with 100 people, make sure to include the people who support you most in every endeavor.

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Prenup Party Ideas

So you've committed to the concept of a prenup party, and you're ready to celebrate. It's a rather intimate affair, so it's best to approach the entire event with a sense of humor and a laugh—a great tone to also start your marriage on.

  • A Wonderful Champagne Toast: Champagne is the universal sign of a celebration. Have a bottle on hand at your prenup signing and the event you're holding to monumentalize this grand affair. It's best to go big on your Champagne—representing a lifetime of effervescent, luxurious, bubbly fun. There's nothing wrong with Prosecco, but it's far better for brunch or a nightcap than celebrating. Pop the bottle and get to work.
  • Celebrate With a Nice Dinner: If you’d rather keep the affair intimate, go to a beloved restaurant with your partner, and go wild on your celebration there. It can be the location of your first date or just a restaurant, you both love.
  • Have Fun With Games: Everyone loves games—if they don't, they're probably lying (or playing the wrong games). A prenup party is a great way to integrate some fun into the affair. A trivia game about famous prenups and the ridiculous things people have put into their prenups sounds like a fantastic way to get people laughing and enjoying the event.
  • Presenting the Prenup: Present your partner with a copy of the prenup set up in a commemorative fashion—a leather-bound book engraved with both of your names and the date of signing, or have the entire thing framed. Either choice is an above-and-beyond way to make sure your future spouse knows how much you care and how much they matter to you.

Having a prenup, or a premarital agreement is a huge cause for celebration, not the negative and sad downer people think it is. There are going to be plenty of reasons to celebrate throughout your marriage, both big and small—so why not start your marriage on a great note by celebrating a major decision like singing the prenup?

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