Move over Valentine's Day: the most popular day for wedding proposals is coming. And I should know - I proposed to Boo NEAR that day.
Boo was raised in Florida. One Christmas week while we were dating, we headed to Florida to spend time with her parents. Boo KNEW I had a ring with me and was going to pop the question.
I had it all planned out - I was waiting for a day at the beach on which Boo had spent many childhood days to pop the question. What I DIDN'T know was, as the days ticked by, Boo thought I was getting cold feet. One night at her parent's home, she finally burst into tears and confessed that she thought I wasn't going to propose!
So, right there in a spare room in her parents house, I dropped to a knee, popped the question, and gave her the ring. So much for my romantic plans!!!!
According to U.K. wedding planning website Bridebook, an estimated 100,000 proposals will probably happen over the Christmas holidays, but the majority will be on one day.
“Bridebook” reviewed their data and looked at the month-by-month break down of engagements in 2017 and found December to be the peak time for proposals, with 40% of them happening from December to February 14th, Valentine’s Day. As for the most popular day to pop the question, they predict that will be Christmas Day itself, followed by Christmas Eve then New Year’s Eve.
Hamish Shephard, founder of Bridebook, says we can expect to see Instagram snaps of rings hidden in advent calendars and under Christmas trees over the next few weeks. And it makes sense because everyone’s feeling festive and they’re surrounded by family and friends this time of year, so why not give everyone one more thing to celebrate.