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The Pros and Cons of a Holiday Engagement

The Pros and Cons of a Holiday Engagement

You can't be certain whether Christmas cheer or cheesiness will overflow when you pop the question over the holidays. The festive mood might amplify the romantic moment you'll remember each year, but the timing could also come off as unoriginal and overwhelming, especially if you're spending time with family. Let's weigh the pros and cons.


  • You'll never forget the date.
  • You can share the excitement with your family and friends.
  • Vacation means you can enjoy time off with your new fiancé.
  • If you've already decided together on marriage, the holidays might be the perfect time to exchange rings.
  • It's another reason to drink champagne!


  • The moment might not be as private as you want.
  • Proposals already run a high risk of cheesiness so choosing a holiday might bring it over the top.
  • Just like with a holiday birthday, you'll have to combine two special days and you might end up with fewer presents.
  • It could be extra hard to say no, especially if you're in front of family or friends.

Would you want to receive a marriage proposal for Christmas?

Source: Flickr User ctaloi

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Dragonflye Dragonflye 5 years
Another Con... in terms of planning, when my sister got engaged at Christmas she and my brother-in-law wanted a summer wedding. This turned into a year-and-a half long engagement because they couldn't plan the wedding for the following summer, they waited for the summer AFTER....
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 5 years
I agree with Hiding and ThisIsMe. When the moment happens, let it happen! Who cares if it is on Chrsitmas or some random Thursday in the middle of August?!
OoOThisIsMeOoO OoOThisIsMeOoO 5 years
I completely agree with Hiding55!!
Hiding55 Hiding55 5 years
I don't really care when it is. You can't choose life's moments. If you love the guy, who cares?
snarkypants snarkypants 5 years
i always tell every bf i have that if he ever proposes to me on christmas, valentines day, or during a sporting event, i'm saying no. too cheesy for words.
HoneyBrown1976 HoneyBrown1976 5 years
No, it's cliche and totally uncreative. I wouldn't want to share that day with others or Christmas.
gummybears123 gummybears123 5 years
no i would not want to receive a marriage proposal for christmas. i would want to have my engagement day be on its own special day, not on a day that is special already. i would want to be in a private moment not when im hanging out with my family.
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