Post # 1
I’m probably in the minority here, but I’ve always found it strange that some ladies or their fiances think that it’s nice to propose/get proposed to over a holiday weekend, on a holiday, etc.
I’ve always thought that that’s terrible. I’m already engaged so it doesn’t really apply to me any more, but I wouldn’t have liked a proposal on a holiday because I’d feel that the holiday is taking away from the anniversary of my engagement. I’m definitely not getting married on a holiday, on my birthday, fiance’s birthday, etc. for the same reason.
I don’t know; maybe it’s because I want as many celebrations as I can get (one for my anniversary, one for my birthday, one for xmas, etc.)
Any other ladies feel the same way?
Post # 3
I am totally about making as many holidays as possible. That is why I wanted to get married at the beginning of March but in Canada that isn’t always a wise idea!
Post # 4
I am indifferent on the matter! I don’t think we are going to celebrate our engagement day after we are married and so if I did get engaged on a holiday I just think it would make that holiday a little more personal and special to me!
Post # 5
I agree completely. I wouldn’t want to get engaged/married on a holiday, birthday, etc. I want my own date! 🙂
Post # 6
I think the thing about holidays is that it makes for 1) a great setting 2) family together (sometimes) and 3) non-suspicious exciting festivities.
My FI didn’t propose on a holiday (although he did do it a week before my bday)… but I think that its an easier way to surprise someone (Maybe, if they weren’t expecting it) because they wouldn’t think anything of a fancy dinner, getting all dressed up, horse carriage ride, whatevs.
Post # 7
I don’t want it on a holiday. I want a day for us, not everyone around, although I love my family. Plus, if it’s Thanksgiving or Christmas, I would expect it. Now, 4th of July I wouldn’t. LOL
Post # 8
I wouldn’t prefer to get engaged or married on an actual holiday/birthday/etc. However, I’m getting married on July 2nd next year, so obviously I don’t have a problem with weddings/proposals near a holiday.
Post # 9
I didn’t get engaged on a holiday (it was our own holiday as it was our 2 yr dating anniversary, lol) but we are getting married on a Holiday – we’re getting married on Halloween….To me Halloween doesn’t really count as a holiday holiday, its one that is very rich when you have kids. We are looking forward to it greatly and I am pretty sure I’ll always be excited that thats our special day, I mean date
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
I got engaged on Christmas and I loved it. I don’t think we plan on celebrating the anniversary of our engagement anyway. Do people do that?
Post # 11
So if your BF proposed on a holiday not knowing your wishes would you be upset? I, think its romantic in a way but I guess I am different. I don’t need so many days of celebration personally. We don’t get gifts for Labor Day, 4th of July or any other holiday so I am not sure what the deal is. I got married on the 4th of July (yea its our anny) and we loved it! Plus we will always have a few days off for our anniversary and fireworks! I will always remember the day he proposed but you don’t celebrate it, at least 99% of the people I know don’t.
Post # 12
Hmmmm. I think a proposal on ANY day is nice! I think that whenever it happens for you it will be special no matter what day it is.
And really, since you’re already engaged, what does it matter anyways?
Post # 13
N didn’t propose on a holiday, but we will be getting married on a holiday weekend because that way we can always take a weekend off for our anniversary 🙂
Post # 14
I think any day you are proposed to is exciting – holiday or not!
Post # 15
I got proposed to on my birthday. We’d climbed to the top of the tallest mountain in Australia and he got down on bended knee. It was a fantastic birthday present!!! We’re not really the kind of people who would have celebrated an engagement anniversary (apart from saying “hey, this is the day we got engaged” – if we even remembered that is) so it didn’t occur to me at all that I was now “sharing” a day – if anything, it makes my birthday more special 🙂
My friend’s mother got engaged at 18 and her mother wouldn’t let them get married until she turned 19. Being a stubborn young thing they set the date for the day after her 19th birthday. She now says she wishes she’d thought it through more – for 30 years she has gotten a combined birthday/anniversary present every year!
Post # 16
A girl I know… (wont call her a friend, but a used to be friend I guess) got married on ANZAC Day. I was horrified. I’m not sure if you all know what ANZAC Day is, but it is basically the day where all of Australia stops to honour War veterans and those also currently serving in the armed forces. Its normally a day of services, reflection, respect for those who gave so much.
I could not believe she chose that day for her Wedding. Her reason…well its a date her husband wont ever forget, and also this year the government granted a public holiday for it on the Monday, even though it was on Sunday. (normally that doesnt happen)
So she turned Anzac Weekend, into her Wedding Weekend.
it still gives me shudders thinking about it, but then both my Grand Fathers served (one in the army and one in the air force)