Post # 1
Hello fellow bees!
With Christmas and the new year coming up, I thought I would ask you all about holiday proposals. When a special day such as your birthday, anniversary, or other big holiday (Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and other dates that are popular for proposing) is approaching, do you wonder whether you are going to be proposed to? Would you want to be proposed to on a day that is special, if you had the option? What are your general thoughts on holiday/birthday proposals as opposed to being proposed to on any ordinary day?
Feel free to use this post to also discuss timing and marriage proposals.
Post # 3
Sorry, I didn’t mean to post this twice! Can I delete the 2nd post?
Post # 4
Hi! I have no problem with holiday/special occasion proposals at all. I do have one friend who always said that she thinks its sucky because it takes “less thought” and its just a way to get out of buying a gift but um……. i’m a practical person and for how much my man just spent on my ring I don’t want him to spend another dime for a long time! haha
I might be biased though bc I expected (and got) a semi-bd proposal. My Fiance actually proposed 5 days before my bday because he wanted it to be more of a surprise than doing it on my birthday, which was really nice. But, he didn’t get me a bday gift bc the ring still counted 🙂
Post # 5
My husband proposed on New Year’s Eve, and I thought it was super romantic! I love NYE anyway, but the proposal made it extra-special. Plus, we got to toast with champagne immediately after! In general, I think holiday proposals are sweet. 🙂
Post # 6
i personally never wanted a holiday/birthday/special day proposal because i wanted it to be a complete surprise, and that is something that i would be looking for. but lucky for my fi, i have absolutely no memory! i knew our year dating anniversary was coming up so i was waiting for that, and expecting (more like hoping) him to propose after that. he caught me by surprise and proposed a month before that, the anniversary of the day we met. i had no idea what day we met, we didn’t even see each other for a whole month after that so it didn’t seem like a huge deal for me at the time, but now i think it was really sweet.
Post # 7
I think Holiday engagements are a great idea! Usually your family is around so you can celebrate with the people closest to you! Also I think a birthday engagement is super sweet. I will be turning 29 on Jan 5th and would love to get a ring for my birthday especially the last one in my twenties! I hope it happens for you!
Post # 8
This is a great question. Just yesterday, I mentioned to Fiance how many bees were getting engaged over the past few days. He said he would never propose during the holidays. I sort of have to agree with him – during such a busy time, we wouldn’t have been able to spend the first few days as an engaged couple relaxing together and basking in the glow of the huge step we took together. We got engaged during a trip to Prague, and I really appreciated that the big day and the days following it were just ours. I couldn’t imagine getting engaged and then having to go to work or run errands or have huge family events the next day.
That said, I understand that for some girls, a big part of the excitement is sharing the news with families and being the center of attention (I don’t mean this in a negative sense). The holidays are definitely a great time for that.
Post # 9
I used to think special days would be the day he would do it, but past experiences have taught me to forget thinking that. I don’t want a Christmas proposal though. I just want it to be US, not my family around.
Post # 10
i know i’m not getting engaged this holiday season so i’m just relaxing. lol. but i don’t have a problem with any of these days, well, maybe not valentine’s day. i don’t know why but something about that day has me feeling kind of meh. but there’s no way i’d say no just because my guy thought it’d be nice to get engaged on v-day!
to me, any day he decides to propose to me will be a special day. i would like to have a few days to ourselves before we started spreading the news.
Post # 11
Memorial day isnt a very popular holiday (except it is officially the kickoff weekend for summer) but it is when he proposed
Ironically, Memorial weekend was the first time we went out of town together 8 years prior before going our own ways for awhile
Post # 12
i don’t care at this point – as long as i get the GD ring already 🙂 btw, rings make excellent gifts!! couldn’t be happier if that’s what i for christmas/new years/valentines day/president’s day/my bday/easter…well you get the picture 🙂
Post # 13
@Jax: GD ring?! LMAO LMAO LMAO!!
yeah i’d love it on any of the special days coming up but i dno’t know if he’ll be able to do it anytime soon (sigh)
Post # 14
cre – i could have thrown a few other explatives between the G and the D, but wanted to keep it PG-13…. this is a family show here 🙂
Post # 15
I don’t like the idea of being engaged at the same time as everyone else, b/c really now is when it all happens and its just another engagment… but whatevs… I’ll take it when I can get it!
Post # 16
@mandalee, i totally feel you on that point. i’m surprised i didn’t think of it myself. but yeah, the attention freak in me does not want our engagement to be “just another engagement.” lol