(Closed) Holiday/Birthday Engagements : Cliché or Not? What do you think??

posted 5 years ago in Logistics
  • poll: Would you want a Holiday/Birthday Engagement?
    Yes! Make the occasion more special : (34 votes)
    36 %
    No! : (46 votes)
    49 %
    Unsure ? : (14 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    953 posts
    Busy bee

    Personally, I wouldn’t mind it. An engagement is special, no matter when it takes place.

    Post # 4
    1319 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - NH

    OK I’m going to say this…I am still waiting for a proposal and I know the ring is in the house somewhere.  You can bet I would’ve still taken a holiday proposal over still waiting – cliche or not! 🙂  Last night we were even watching When Harry Met Sally!  Torture!

    Post # 5
    3296 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

    My husband always said he’d never propose on a special occasion because a proposal should be its own special thing. BUT he proposed on my 26th birthday and because for years he had said he never would, I was actually surprised! Birthdays are all your own, but Christmas, New years’, valentine’s day don’t seem as special. There were so many facebook engagement posts on Christmas that they all looked the same after awhile.

    Post # 7
    2496 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I voted I would want a Holiday/birthday engagement, but what I really mean to say is no, I don’t think it’s cliche. I got engaged on a random day with no meaning and I wouldn’t care if I got engaged on that day or any other day, including holidays. Today is my birthday and a holiday. I don’t think getting engaged today would downplay anything, I think it would only amplify my happiness and excitement.



    Post # 8
    7271 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I don’t think it’s cliche at all. I guess I don’t see the engagement day as being *that* special after marriage anyways. Darling Husband and I don’t remember exactly which day he even proposed.

    I honestly would have preferred an engagement right before Thanksgiving or Christmas because it would have been the perfect time to show off my ring to my friends and family!

    Post # 10
    7271 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @boogiewoogies:  well said! I think it would have only amplified my happiness if I were proposed to on a holiday/my birthday! Happy Birthday 🙂

    Post # 11
    2854 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @ChantelleC90:  Technically I got engaged on a holiday, but it was the 4th of July, so I’m not sure it counts! It also happened to be the day after FI’s birthday, but we didn’t get engaged that day because it was a holiday. It just happened to be a nice day off that we had after he got the ring.

    I don’t think there’s anything wrong with a holiday or birthday engagement. Yes you could make a regular day special, but you could also make a holiday even more special. Maybe the couple really loves the holiday or it’s a time when they can easily celebrate with family.

    You did get engaged in mid-December though, so some people would consider that part of the holiday season.

    And really, there are holidays throughout the year, so it’s not uncommon to get engaged around some sort of holiday.

    Post # 12
    3856 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I think that if your SO is a man, they tend to do so on holidays because it’s almost more convienient. My friend got engaged on a holiday and because of this was not even a little suspcious that he was skulking around and being secretive. She assumed it was her gift, not an engagement ring. Also, her entire family was there, etc. 

    I suspect I’m getting proposed to on Valentine’s Day. It’s really whatever to me. I’ll be less suspicious of any plans because there will be that voice saying, “Well, it’s still Valentine’s Day so maybe it’s just candy or a book, etc.” I’d love it 🙂 I’d also love some random Thursday in March. I have no random date demands, but can definitely see where ladies would protest, as they are a touch cliche. Everyone kind of expects a Christmas proposal–I know family members were eyeing my ring finger during Christmas dinner and already my grandmother eyed my finger this morning! 


    Post # 14
    524 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I told my Fiance that I didn’t want a Valentine’s Day proposal, but I’m not against holiday/special occasion proposals (or even V-Day proposals in general, I just didn’t want one). My Fiance proposed on the day I graduated from grad school, but that wasn’t why. He wanted to propose at a local holiday light show, and the day I graduated was when I wanted to go. Either way, it definitely made the day super awesome for me!

    Post # 15
    1284 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    Fiance proposed on Christmas Eve and I really like the date he chose!  Our families don’t do a lot on Christmas Eve – other than open up pajamas right before we go to bed and watch the claymation cartoons on TV.  It’s nice to have this day be extra special and celebrate it with him!  We have our own traditions now for Christmas Eve – a nice dinner, a mug of cocoa with marshmallows and having some “us” time amongst the chaos of families and the holidays.

    However, when we got engaged, we couldn’t tell some of our nearest and dearest until like January 20th due to extenuating circumstances, so we weren’t facebook official until then and we kind of avoided the “holiday proposal” window on facebook, which I admit was nice.

    ETA: I’m another bee who requested no Valentine’s Day proposal only because I thought it would be too predictable for us.  Turns out I predicted the Christmas Eve proposal too, so whatever!

    Post # 16
    530 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m pretty sure it’s strategic.  Easy to remember when you proposed when it coincides with another major, important date!

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