Post # 1
It seems a lot of bees are hoping for Christmas engagements. I’m sure some are just really thinking “anytime is great.” I doubt my bf has one in the works, but is there anyone else out there that doesn’t really want Christmas/New Years/Valentine’s Day engagement? I guess I just enjoy celebrating things separately so don’t want a Christmas ring. (Now the 26th, that’s ok.)
Post # 3
I agree! I like that my engagement was not on any important holiday or even significant day. That way it makes a new memory all its own, without competing with that really awesome Christmas when you got that bike you really wanted when you were 8, or risking no Christmas ever live up to this one again.
Post # 4
I don’t want one of those days either!! I’m pretty sure that I won’t be getting one at least for Christmas…… the only thing SO remembers about THE PEOPLES COURT is that if you give the engagement ring for a holiday that is a traditional gift giving one… and you break up she can keep the ring…… yeah .. he’s all mine!
Post # 5
Count me in as one of those girls that hate cliché engagement holidays : Xmas, New years and Valentine’s day.
It’s just a personal opinion and I don’t want to offend anyone here.
BF knows I don’t want a ring during those holidays so even if it means I have to wait until January, I don’t care =)
We’re on the same page when it comes to this, we definitely want it to be special and celebrate it together, appreciating every single second of what it all represents for us.
No big crowds, no family, no friends, just us =) *fans herself* hihi
Post # 6
LOL @HisIrishPrincess! 🙂 gotta love trashy courtroom tv!
This is so funny cause I always thought the same thing! I’m really into Christmas and giving presents, so I always thought, heyy, that’s cheating if you give me a ring on Christmas! Where’s my Christmas present?! Hahaha, then I realized that’s pretty bratty of me. 😉
I totally get wanting such a special day on a day that’s not already special though! This is why I am not having our wedding over spring break (lots of kids in his extended family living on the mainland), because it would be too close to my birthday. I don’t want a birthdiversary. Yep, still a brat. lol.
Post # 7
I totally agree!! It jips you out of a present on Christmas!! haha. No but really there is so much to celebrate during the holidays that I think the engagement would just get mixed up in all of it and not be as special.
Post # 8
I’m anticipating a holiday proposal, and although I will take it anytime, anywhere, I am definitely hoping it *isn’t* on Christmas. First of all – I’m Jewish, so celebrating Christmas, although lots of fun, doesn’t really have the emotional significance it does for other people. I definitely look forward to continuing to celebrate Christmas with FH’s family, and one day having Christmas traditions of our own, but a Christmas proposal hold zero general appeal for me.
I would get a kick out of one on the 26th though – It’s my parents wedding anniversary. This year is their 40th, so it would be an extra memorable day to get engaged.
Post # 9
I don’t want a Christmas Day proposal, but I was hoping this year. I’m at the end of my rope with waiting.LOL Our anniversary is a week before Christmas, so that would be a good time too. I love the Christmas season though.
Post # 10
Yeah, I don’t want it to come on my birthday, our anniversary, V-day or around the holidays, and I doubt my BF is someone who would do that. I’m OK with any random old Tuesday. A day that doesn’t have to do with anything else and can be entirely ours. So then we can celebrate on engagement anniversary and dating anniversary and wedding anniversary. We like to go out to eat. That would give us plenty of times! OK, is it sad that I based this on food? 😀
Post # 11
I think it’s exciting either way 🙂 it’s not like you celebrate your “engagement anniversary,” so I wouldn’t have been bothered by it. It would’ve been the best X-mas gift to date 😉 haha.
However, as far as weddings go, I wouldn’t want to get married on Valentine’s Day or a birthday or anything because I agree about celebrating things separately 🙂
Post # 12
I didn’t want a holiday engagement either. I even went so far as to tell FI that if he popped the question on one of those days I would say no–and I meant it. He instead picked a random day in between my birthday and Christmas and I couldn’t have been happier. He turned a day from hell at work into something great.
Post # 13
I was one of those who didn’t want a Christmas/New Year’s/Valentine’s Day proposal. Now granted, if it would have come one of those days, it would have been awesome, but I am glad that FI proposed when he did (August 14th, the weekend right before school started). It would have been almost expected during the holidays, and I don’t think it would have felt as special to me. Luckily, FI was on the same page, so that helped!
Post # 14
I have to cosign this one… I thought I was the only one, LoL. I really don’t want a Christmas proposal at all. It’s already such an awesome holiday all on its own…. I don’t really want a proposal on a holiday at ALL, but other holidays aren’t really quite as big for me, I guess. I wouldn’t be quite as disappointed in a New Years or Vday proposal. But I would still rather have it on a day that has no significance at all other than the proposal. :o)
Post # 15
So glad to know I’m not the only one! I agree, birthdays are on my I-hope-not list (and of course, I didn’t mean to be exclusive by saying Christmas. My boyfriend is actually half Jewish, so I could add Chanukah in there too, except he doesn’t bother to celebrate it). Of all them, New Year’s is probably the one I’d be most ok with considering the idea is an “ending something and starting a new chapter.”
And for those into celebrating fun dates, the more the merrier, I know a couple that celebrated their -1 year wedding anniversary date (e.g. went out to dinner on the the date scheduled for their wedding, the year before the wedding). I thought it a brilliant idea.
Post # 16
Before FI and I were engaged, he swore to me that he would never propose on a holiday because I would be expecting it. Even after being told that, a little part of me was still wondering if I’d be opening up that little box on Christmas morning or Valentines Day. He ended up choosing a day that was significant to him and his family (June 11th, 2010, which would have been his grandparents 50th wedding anniversary). It was so special having it be that day and it meant alot to his grandmother (his grandfather died 10 years ago). I would much prefer to celebrate the momentous occasion on its own than have it be associated with a major holiday.