It’s that time of year, holiday jingles, eggnog, family, good cheer, and most importantly little square boxes for the one you love the most! The holidays is filled with joy and happiness but it is also filled with friends and family. So what will you do? Propose in front of family and friends or in private? Whatever your decision its very important to consider the pros and cons.
Proposing In Front of Family/Friends
Proposing in front of family really depends your connection and relationships with your families. If you and your fiancé have strong family ties it can be very romantic and the perfect experience for both of you and your families. Especially at this time of year proposing in front of family and friends can make for a special moment and memory. It can also allow for a great start to the joining of two families. For both to par take in something so special its a great honor for everyone to share in.
Again… Proposing in front of family really depends your connection and relationships with your families. If there are currently any family issues or you feel that there may be even a slight bit of objection this is probably not the way to go. Another very important person to consider is your fiancé! In a situation like this she/he may not feel that she/he can’t speak freely. Keep in mind that when proposing this way the intimacy between you and your fiancé may be lost. It is also much harder to keep “popping” the big question a secret and a surprise when you’re essentially doing it in a more public setting.
Proposing in Private
Proposing in private is a great way to create a special moment for you and your fiancé. It allows for an intimate setting and memory to only be shared by the two of you…. Without the added pressure or influences from others. For couples that are not as “open” this way of proposing is ideal. (enough said!)
If you’re both very close with your families you may want to let them know your intentions and plans for your upcoming proposal. Perhaps heading over to your families to celebrate after she/he accepts. Although there shouldn’t be any offense taken if you decide to propose in private be prepared for questions of concern.
As the holidays and Valentines day is upon us take into consideration your options and take some time to evaluate your relationship and consider each of your wants. Remember there is no right or wrong way to propose as it comes from the heart. My suggestion is to consider the pros and cons and go with what best suits you and your fiancé.
Good Luck & Happy Holidays!!!