Guys pick lots of different days of calendar significance to get down on one knee and ask her to marry them. Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Birthday’s, 4th of July, St. Patricks Day, new job…these are just some of the days you will see two love birds make that decision to spend the rest of their lives together. But there are A LOT of things to keep in mind when proposing on certain days of the year. Personally, I think proposals should be reserved for days other than holidays and birthdays because it speaks more to originality, creatively, and uniqueness. But that’s a discussion for another day.
New Years Eve and New Years Day are right around the corner and are prime suspects for an engagement. While starting the new year with a fiancé may sounds incredible, there are several things to keep in mind when choosing NYE and NYD as the day you are going to ask for her hand…and not all are good. Take this advice guys, it just may turn that NO into a YES.
As we said, there isn’t much else that speaks to “change” or “new” as starting the new year with a fiancé. The first day of the year always has this special aura around it when you wake up. The sun seems brighter, the snow seems fresher, the mimosa’s taste better, and you just seem happier all around. Now add all that onto the whole “getting married thing”. Talk about an emotional volcano.
There’s always someone around to share this experience with. Whether you both have a ton of friends or very few, the world is alive and kicking from edge to edge. Furthermore, you will be able to get a ton of great pics from a lot of different people…and angles :)
Free drinks baby! New Years Eve is booze-central so getting people to buy you some drinks because you just got engaged should be easy task. Although I’m sure many bartenders have heard that fib before with people trying to get free drinks.
Simply put, New Years Day is a national holiday. So you don’t have to go to work in the morning.
So not only do you need to spend a bunch of money on Christmas gifts for girlfriend and your family, but now you need to spend even more on a engagement ring. It’s going to be an expensive winter if you choose New Years as the day you are going to do this. But you can’t really put a price on spending the rest of your life with the girl of your dreams…so check those credit card credit levels asap because you are going to need it in December.
Finding a restaurant or function room for a celebration is going to be tight, and expensive. Many things are booked by November so get on it guys. T.G.I. Friday’s just ain’t gonna cut it.
If you are getting a custom engagement ring made, the holiday season is very busy for jewelry companies. So there is a slight chance you may not get your ring on time for NYE if you don’y order it several weeks in advance.
Getting engaged is a very intimate thing which normally includes spending time out and about meeting up with friends to show off the new hardware or talking a long walk in a park. But it’s January 1st…so it’s FREEZING in most of the country. Women want to show off their engagement ring at all costs to the family and friends which now entails you to freeze your ass off going from house to house and walking around town.
Everyone has plans for NYE so if this engagement is spring of the moment, you won’t have the opportunity to share this with any of your friends without some careful planning.
Lots of couples want to spend about a year max engaged before they get married. Do you like getting married in the snow? In this case, it will be more like a year and a half before you get married…which gives the both of you extra time to back out of this whole marriage thing.
And finally…she could say no which means you need to start the new year with the biggest rejection in your life. So you better be sure…or have a good therapist on standby.
Happy New Year!