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

posted 10 years ago in Proposals
Post # 62
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Hm…my fiance proposed on Christmas Eve and it was super special. We were with family and instead of having to call them on the phone, we simply came home, announced it, and received hugs. That would not have happened otherwise with family 400+ miles away.

Having my family there to share in the joy of the occasion was invaluable to me, hearing my mom first call my guy my “fiance” as an introduction to someone at Christmas mass was super special, and just reminded us to count our blessings even more over the holidays. I loved the proposal’s timing and would not change a thing.

Post # 63
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My guy proposed on Christmas eve because I called him and said how excited I was that it was SNOWING in Texas!!!!  He had the ring for about two months and he was just waiting for the right time; which, let’s face it…ANY time is great for a proposal if he’s the one!!!

Post # 64
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Honey Beekeeper

I understand this sentiment. I wouldn’t mind getting engaged on a holiday, but I wouldn’t want to get married on a holiday, personally. 🙂

Post # 65
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Helper bee

We got engaged on Christmas Eve and I loved it! Great food, great family, decorations, the lights, the snow…it was all perfect and now I love the holiday season even more because it brings around even better memories!

Post # 66
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

It’s actually better in my opinon because you have an extra day off of work to celebrate and be together. Plus, the bigger anniversarry is your wedding date. We got engaged on NYE and now it’s 1000 times more special to us.

Post # 67
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Really?  It wouldn’t occur to me to celebrate the engagement day.  Fiance proposed on Halloween – had my son give me my ring wrapped in a tootsie roll wrapper (“rock candy” – LOL) and then dropped down on one knee.  It was very special and easy to remember.

Post # 68
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

We got engaged right before Christmas, Dec 23rd. For us, it was perfect. We have always loved Christmas (well, who doesn’t, but we always get emotional and nostalgic around that time), and this past year was the first time we ever had a Christmas tree together, in our own home. We had both made a big deal about opening presents under the tree together, which we did on the 23rd, before we travelled to see family. He wrapped the ring in boxes-in-boxes, the biggest one being a TV box. It was romantic and intimate and now we will always love Christmas that much more.

My friend got engaged on New Year’s Eve, exactly two years after they met. Lovely.

That said, I don’t think I’d want to get married on a major holiday, just beacues I wouldn’t want to impose on guests and their own celebrations.

Post # 69
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

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@upstatebroad: Totally agree! Christmas is alovely time to get engaged! (but of course I’m biased 🙂

Post # 70
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I got engaged on Christmas. I never thought it would happen on that date, but it did. I really didn’t want the proposal to be my Christmas gift. lol But FH brought me a gift and made the proposal happen later in the day (kinda like it’s own seperate event).

We are getting married on a holiday NYD because the date is cool, most people aren’t doing anything that day (they have plans for NYE not NYD), plus we will always be off from work on that day (kids would be out of school so we could leave them at our parents house lol), it is a great way to start the year.

Different things work for different people.

Also, I was told that NYD is a great day for a wedding because people are usually more optimistic on that date.

Post # 71
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I don’t understand what is the problem with getting engaged on say… New years…this is the day you got engaged not the day you are getting married. Your wedding day will be your own day not the engagment day. Some people don’t even remember the date they got engaged.. speaking for myself. lOl. I remember the moment but not the date. I didn’t know people celebrated engagment dates. Besides it is not like you will be going on your honeymoon or anniversary during the holidy unless you get married during the holiday, right?

Post # 72
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@kirafiki:  that jeweler is very interesting LOL

Post # 73
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@danadelphia: yeah the waiting boards were a big surprise for me too. I didn’t even know what it was for until I clicked on it. I was like whoa! There are really people who are waiting to engaged. Waiting so much that they have joined the soon to be engaged but don’t know when board…lol. But they are a cool bunch of bees.

Post # 74
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

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@Regina Phalange: I kind of understand where you are coming from but at the same time I don’t. For instance, why not just set the date for 3 years from now and get the ring now? Why wait for 3 years to get engaged, then wait another year or two or more to make it legal? That is the confusing part I don’t understand. What classifies one waiter from another. Are you a waiter because you talked about it but no ring has came yet, because you want it and the other has not asked, or he/she did ask and you decided to postpone? Ok so that was a little Jerry Seinfeld and maybe over the top. LOL

Post # 75
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i agree with the OP that i wouldn’t have preferred to get engaged on a holiday/bday/anniv/etc. i guess i just like the idea of having it be on a spontaneous day and being able to remember that DAY as the day we got engaged. not a holiday/bday/anniv. too.

but i can see why a lot of bee’s like the idea of holidays, it’s a great time to share with family and friends since everyone tries to be together around those times.

Post # 76
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@millaybrowning: december 23rd is the day that I hope my BF makes it “official”…  not because it is christmas though, its because its the anniversary of our faux first date (called so because when I asked him to go to the hockey game, I thought he was still with his ex…  i was just in desperate need of someone to go with!)  We now celebrate by going to see a hockey game that day because for whatever reason, the Rangers always have a home game on Dec. 23rd…

Personally, I wouldn’t want a holiday engagement because i don’t particularly *love* any holiday… but there are some people who do, and then a holiday engagement is right for them…

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