With Thanksgiving around the corner, Engagement Season is ring(ing) in, pun intended!
Engagement Season, lasting from Thanksgiving until Valentine's Day, with an emphasis on Christmas and New Year's', is the time of year where nearly 40% of couples become engaged. Why is it that so many couples become engaged during this time frame you ask? According to Ellen Lamont, assistant professor of sociology at Appalachian State University says that "The holiday's are a time of creating a sense of family, creating rituals and family meaning. You're literally bringing family together during the holidays, but with the marriage proposal you're symbolically creating a new family."
Statistics show that a whopping 18% of couples become engaged in December and 10% in February. According to Wedding Wire, the 10 most common engagement dates are the following:
1. Christmas Day
2. Valentine's Day
3. Christmas Eve
4. New Year's Day
5. New Year's Eve
6. Day before Valentine's Day
7. Saturday before Christmas Eve (December 17th)
8. Two Saturday's before Christmas Eve (December 10th)
9. December 23rd
10. Independence Day (July 4th)
It may come as no surprise that these days are some of the most popular for proposals, but to others it might. While the date of your proposal might be very important, for some brides the engagement ring itself is even more important than the actual proposal.
Are you expecting a marriage proposal this Engagement Season? Has your SO (significant other) been dropping hints? Tell us your proposal story in the comments!
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