The Most Popular Days to Get Engaged

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40% of Engagements Happen Between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day.

We don’t want to ruin the surprise or anything buuuuuuut if you’re thinking an engagement ring is in your future, it is highly likely your significant other will pop the question during the holiday season! After all, what could be a better gift than a sparkly new engagement ring? Check out the 10 most popular days to get engaged below.

#1. Christmas Day

There is a clear winner for the most popular day to get engaged – CHRISTMAS! Of course, it is one of the most celebratory days of the year and is there a better gift than a diamond? (We think not!) Everyone is already together – making it easy to gather family members and friends for a post-proposal celebration. Done & done!

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: Holiday Vibes

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#2. Valentine’s Day

The second most popular day to get engaged, is the day dedicated to all things ‘love’. The romantic mood is already set and come on, receiving a ring sure beats a box of chocolates, doesn’t it?

READ MORE: 9 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day Engaged or as Newlyweds

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#3. Christmas Eve

For some families, the big celebration takes place on Christmas Eve or maybe the two of you are having a romantic evening together before the big family party. A proposal on Christmas Eve night adds to the joyful, holiday feeling.


#4. New Years Day

The ball drop, a kiss and a diamond! What could be better? New Year’s Day is huge proposal opportunity. Technically, any proposal that occurs at or right after midnight constitutes a New Year’s Day engagement. What a great way to kick off the new year!

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: Engagement Party Playlist

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#5. New Years Eve

With so many New Year’s Eve parties, it’s no wonder that many proposals occur on this day. People usually spend New Year’s Eve surrounded by friends or family members, so an engagement adds to the already festive mood!


#6. December 23rd

Why wait until Christmas to get engaged?

  1. You won’t be impeding on the holiday celebrations.
  2. Your partner likely won’t be expecting a proposal on the 23rd!

Many couples want to kick off Christmastime on an exciting note and a proposal is certainly one of the best ways to do just that!


#7. Two Saturdays Before Christmas Eve

Again, why wait until Christmas when you can show off your new diamond at all of the holiday gatherings?! Plus, it helps make the days and weeks leading up to the holidays exciting! Spread the cheer out.

BONUS: Once you get engaged, grab your diamond and check out the 7 Christmas Light Displays Around Metro Detroit

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#8. 4th of July

Celebrate your engagement with a fireworks display! Talk about having the festivities built right into your proposal. This is the one of the only holidays on the list that doesn’t fall during the Fall or Winter seasons. Engagement rings go perfect with hot temperatures, cold drinks and summer lovin’!

engagement photo with ring

#9. Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend is known to many as the official start of summer, so it’s no wonder that it’s also popular time for proposals. And by popping the question near the start of this long holiday weekend, couples have a few extra days to celebrate with family and friends.

READ MORE: Summer Wedding Trends

Engagement shoot with the lake

#10. Saturday Before Valentine’s Day

Totally catch your partner off guard and propose the weekend BEFORE Valentine’s Day! The feeling may be that proposing on Valentine’s Day is a bit “obvious,” so popping the question the Saturday before adds an element of surprise. You may still need to pick up a dozen roses on the actual holiday, though. Just sayin’.

SPOTIFY PLAYLIST: Our Favorite Valentine’s Day Love Songs

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