How to host an engagement dinner

Thanks to The Sims 4 Wedding Stories Expansion Pack, players can now enjoy many new wedding-related activities. Currently, there are seven new events in The Sims 4; Bach Party, Reception, Rehearsal Dinner, Engagement Dinner, Family Reunion, Wedding Ceremony and Renewal of Vows.

According to The Sims 4 Description, an engagement dinner is a wedding event held to celebrate the new engagement. This activity only appears in the event list if both Sims are engaged, which means if the couple is married or hasn’t proposed yet, the engagement dinner cannot be scheduled.

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How to host an engagement dinner in The Sims 4

Similar to others The Sims 4 Event, an engagement dinner can be planned using two methods; the call and the schedule. The phone starts the event immediately after all planning steps are complete, while the calendar lets Simmers choose a specific day and time, making it more flexible.

After choosing the method you want, click Schedule/Add Wedding Event, then select Engagement Dinner, which will cost $100. After that, Sims need to follow a few steps:

  • Invite Sims
  • Select activities
  • Select a location

Invite Sims

This step requires players to complete two guest categories; Host and Guests. Unlike other wedding-related events in The Sims 4, the engagement dinner does not have an Entertainer or Mixologist category. Instead, they can be hired manually by clicking on a microphone or bar.

The host can be one of the engaged Sims, while the guests are the couple’s friends and family. A minimum of two Sims are required to start the event.

Select activities

When planning an engagement dinner, Simmers can choose as many activities as they want from the list. The six available activities are:

  • Desserts: Buy a banquet in buy mode then select one of the desserts.
  • Drinks: Click on a bar to order drinks for a Sim or for the whole group.
  • Tea: There are two tea sets in construction mode; the Double Happiness or Just a Spot of Tea tea service. Prepare any type of tea then serve it to another Sim.
  • Dancing: Activate a radio then click on it or on a dance floor (if available) and select Dance.
  • have toast: The Toast Celebration Bucket from The Sims 4 Purchase mode allows Sims to toast or ask another Sim to make one.
  • celebration party: Simmers must call Guests to a meal using The Wooden Banquet or The Gravy Fountain from Buy Mode. It will cost $250.


Select a location

The last step is location. Players must choose a location where they would like the engagement dinner to take place. While there are different options, Simmers can choose their Lot home as a location to make it special, especially if it’s a one-of-a-kind build. The Sims 4.

The calendar has an additional step, the choice of time. Be careful not to choose a period from 00:00 to 05:00, because it is considered late The Sims 4. Guests will come for a second and then immediately go home. Any other changes or additions can be added later by editing the event using the Edit Calendar Event option.

The Sims 4 is now available for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S.

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