(Closed) Am I the only who thinks that a holiday proposal is not nice?

posted 11 years ago in Proposals
Post # 3
1002 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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
6593 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

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
2214 posts
Buzzing bee

I agree completely. I wouldn’t want to get engaged/married on a holiday, birthday, etc. I want my own date! 🙂

Post # 6
11324 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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 Fiance 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
3586 posts
Sugar bee

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
306 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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. Wink

Post # 9
2057 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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 Wink

Post # 10
2857 posts
Sugar bee
  • 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
1940 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

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
1600 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
2788 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I think any day you are proposed to is exciting – holiday or not!

Post # 15
1102 posts
Bumble bee

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
878 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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)


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