Holiday engagements…Cliché or Not?

posted 3 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
10834 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Dreambee: I’m with you it’s exciting. But an ordinary day can be exciting too as then it’s more out of the blue and spontaneous. 

Post # 5
71 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I personally think they’re sweet. A proposal is meant as a promise between a couple– it’s incredibly personal and unique to the two involved. If it’s special to them, who cares what the calendar says?

Full disclosure: I personally received my proposal on Christmas Eve. It was mostly because my FI finished basic training (he’s in the military) and it was the first opportunity for him to come home for any length of time. I happen to be a Christmas fanatic (I get called one of Santa’s elves) but I think that was just a coincidence. My coworker said “Christmas proposals are tacky”, and it stung for a moment, but then I thought “well, he didn’t propose to you. He proposed to me” and shrugged it off. If it’s personal and special to you, that’s all that matters! 

I also know that for me, I’m so scatterbrained I think I would forget the date of a random day proposal. But Christmas Eve? I’ll never forget that! All proposals are special, no matter when they happen! Good luck to you!


Post # 6
11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m with your coworker, but really I don’t care how or when other people get engaged as long as they’re happy that’s all that Matters. The proposal is not the important thing it’s everything else that follows.

Post # 8
2694 posts
Sugar bee

I specifically asked not to get engaged on a holiday because I personally think they’re cliché. I wouldn’t voice an opinion on your holiday engagement though. If that’s your thing then good for you.

Post # 9
1681 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Dreambee:  To me, a proposal is a proposal, who cares when it it? I think judging others and their decisions is totally cliche. Not to mention down right mean and useless. 

Post # 11
2394 posts
Buzzing bee



Everyone was so excited with me all except one co-worker, she flat out said “oh..That’s so cliche”


Ughh… there’s always one in every office, isn’t there?


Let me take a wild guess: she’s either a crabby old divorced battle-axe; single and no boyfriend; or has been dating/living with the same guy for years with no proposal in sight. 


Just a wild guess. 


Anyway, ignore her. No, a proposal is never a cliche when it comes from the heart — doesn’t matter what day of the year it happens. It’s private between you and your SO, and it means whatever you two decide that it means.




Post # 13
1302 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I guess I am indifferent. Personally, I guess if I could choose, I wouldn’t want a proposal on Christmas. But if it did happen on Christmas, I would be so happy I wouldn’t care. And if a friend got engaged on Christmas, I would be happy for her – my first thought would certainly not be “oh that is so cliche”.

Post # 16
2394 posts
Buzzing bee


You’re welcome.

If she makes any more comments, you could respond that it’s such a cliche when single women are jaded about other women’s romantic, holiday proposals. 

Really! It’s that type of negative energy that pushes men away, IMO.

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