The holiday season symbolizes a time of joy, love, and laughter. Many people are gearing up to spend time with family, friends, and that romantic partner that makes them oh so happy. As our hearts fill with love and you are purchasing gifts this holiday season, you may feel a flutter in your heart. The type of flutter that makes you want to pop the big question, “Will you marry me?” But before you jump off the cliff head first, let me share with you why proposing during the holiday season is never a good idea. While it sounds like the perfect romantic gesture, STOP and take a moment to breathe.
While your heart may have outweighed your brain, allow common sense a chance to kick in, and you will agree that this may not be the best decision. Here’s are 3 reasons why you should wait to propose to your love during the Holiday reason:
“Love is in the air but the air is highly populated” -Amit Abraham-
Heaven forbid the marriage doesn’t work
Not only is Christmas not the time to ask for your love’s hand in marriage, but also strike off; Valentine’s Day, New Year’s Eve and your love’s birthday. While your heart is filled with love, you have to use common sense and think big picture. What if the marriage doesn’t work out, this day that previously filled their heart with joy can transform into a day of misery.
It’s costly to celebrate both the Holidays and your anniversary
Have you ever met someone that was born on Christmas Day? Either their parents go overboard and purchase too many gifts. Or they feel cheated because they didn’t get enough. The same concept would hold true for a holiday anniversary. If you were mushy enough to propose on a holiday, 9 times out of 10 you are mushy enough to remember the significant dates in your life (i.e. the date you proposed) and will want to celebrate the moment. Purchasing gifts for both your anniversary and the holiday can become costly. Especially if you are the type of person that will feels compiled to do both.
Holidays are already stressful
Buying gifts and worrying about not having enough money is already stressful. The other person may feel compelled to say yes based on the stress and pressure of the holiday.
As you enter into the holidays, enjoy the moment and save the big question for another day.