Why You Shouldn’t Propose on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is quite possibly the most romantic day of the year.  Or at least it’s marketed as such.  And so you may be thinking that it’s the perfect day to propose.

But, unless your hopefully soon to be fiancé is a super duper lover of the holiday, it’s really not the best idea.


There are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t propose on Valentine’s Day.

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Propose on Valentine’s Day

Reason #1 – Everything will cost double.  Or triple.  Or more.  

Valentine’s Day is a couple’s holiday.  So, every service and item associated with it will be marked up.  Everything from flowers and chocolate to spa services to the meal.  Which means you’ll be paying a ton extra for everything.

Reason #2 – Restaurants will be packed

If you’re thinking about having part of the proposal or experience take place at a restaurant, you’ll be surrounded by other couples.  Which is not intimate or private.  And for most people, that’s not an ideal setting to be proposed to.

Reason #3 – Big romantic gestures will be happening left and right, including proposals

You want the proposal to be special, not one amongst many.  Treat your boyfriend/girlfriend like the special person they are.  And do something unique for them.

Reason #4 – Expectations are already too high

You want the proposal to be a surprise, but you don’t want to have to compete with your girlfriend/boyfriend expecting something already.  Expectations are high on Valentine’s day, which just puts a lot of extra pressure on you to make the “perfect” proposal. Do yourself a favor and ease the pressure with a different day.

Reason #5 – It’s totally overdone

Cupid and red hearts will be all over the place.  Valentine’s day isn’t all that special in and of itself, so unless it means something to you or her/him, pick another day.   You want this moment to feel special for both of you and not as a bandwagon to the holiday.

Vacation marriage proposal tips by Jamie Chang of Mango Muse Events

(Photo credit: Milou and Olin Photography)

Valentine’s day is not the best day to propose for many reasons.  Because you want this proposal to be special.

Make sure it is by choose a day that can be special for you both.  A day that isn’t wrapped up in all the extra stuff.  It will make for such a better moment and experience.

Good luck with your proposal!  And when you’re ready to start planning, make sure you sign up for our email list.  You’ll score a super helpful free guide to help you with your first steps to planning. Click here to start planning!

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