Some couples think that getting engaged on Valentine’s Day is by far a romantic way to take the level of their relationship up a notch. However, others believe that this holiday is a poor alternative for a more personalized and creative marriage proposal. With the right planning, this holiday could be a memorable and romantic experience for any couple who are to be engaged.
Benefits and Drawbacks of Valentine’s Day Proposals
About 10% of couples in the United States opt for Valentine’s Day as the best way to get engaged. With its couples focus and romantic atmosphere, Valentine’s Day has several advantages and that includes:
- Easy Planning – A lot of resorts, spas, restaurants, and other romantic places have prepared Valentine’s Day packages available to make your special moment extra romantic.
- Romance – with chocolates, roses, hearts, and diamonds as the common symbols of this special day, it is not surprising that this built-in romance is perfect for marriage proposals.
- Intimacy – Unlike other special holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas, Valentine’s Day is usually an intimate, private holiday without large parties and family commitments. This provides couples the best chance to be together cherishing their decision right before they announce the engagement to the public.
Getting engaged during this special day also has its own set of downsides.
Predictability – In case a couple has been considering getting engaged and perhaps talking about engagement ring designs, asking the big question during this time may not be as romantic and as surprising as you would want it to be.
Less Unique – since a lot of couples get engaged during this time of the year, it won’t be unusual for couples to have to share the spotlight with other friends or couples who have opted to commit on the same day. For instance, several other couples might be having a romantic dinner in the same restaurant with plans to pop the question over dessert.
Expense – the costs of jewelry, flowers, as well as romantic getaways, increase during mid-February, which makes it costlier than any other marriage proposal. In case a pair’s idea of the perfect wedding proposal involves two dozens of long stem roses, then it makes more sense to propose on a different date.
Poor Timing – Although a lot of couples get engaged during this time of the year, it is not the perfect time for everybody. A couple will be happier if they are sure that they are truly ready to get engaged rather than letting the calendar date tell them that now is a perfect time.
Valentine’s Day Marriage Proposal
Even with all the challenges presented when proposing on Valentine’s Day, it could still be a memorable and romantic time for a couple to share while they promise to spend their lives together. The important thing about getting engaged during this special day is to make it meaningful and unique.
Flowers – rather than choosing roses, why don’t you opt for more beautiful and exotic blooms to accompany the marriage proposal.
Romantic Dinner – propose in a historic venue like The Brentwood Wine & Bistro on Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day menu filled with delectable French cuisines like Salmon En Croute and Pan-seared Dayboat Scallops. Pop the big question at one of the Top 10 Romantic Restaurants in Myrtle Beach.
Surprises – instead of the typical on bended knee wedding proposal, why don’t you go for a more exciting and customized surprise proposal.
Symbolism – add the symbol of Valentine’s Day into your marriage proposal like having a heart-shaped engagement ring, or perhaps have a special quote or saying engraved on the ring.
Privacy – you may also pop the question in a special place to make the event more meaningful and private. This could be the place where you first met or the spot where you first kissed, or the restaurant where you went for your first date.
Call The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro and let us make your marriage proposal more memorable. Let us help you make the experience more special. Pop the question while having a romantic dinner on Valentine’s Day.
The Brentwood Restaurant & Wine Bistro
4269 Luck Ave
Little River, SC 29566