We first wrote a blog about engagement season back in January 2014 and two years on not much has changed, EVERYONE is still getting married, apart from you and me.
As a twenty-something year old you can only imagine the amount of friends, acquaintances and work colleagues I have getting engaged (and married) at the moment and quite rightly so-it is ‘engagement season’ after all.
When is engagement season?
It’s a real thing, just like wedding season became a thing. There’s no ignoring the statistics. Research shows that most engagements happen between Thanksgiving (The last Thursday in November) and Valentines Day, which means at the moment, we’re in peak season. At the end of last year it was estimated that 789, 775 Brits would pop the question this Christmas. With that, 36% of jewellery sales also happen between October and December. So, chances are, if they’re going to propose that sparkle could be hiding somewhere safe right now…!!!
I’m sure you’ve seen the signs:
Whether it’s a Facebook close up of the new sparkly addition or the status change from in-a-relationship to engaged.
Your newsfeed is now filled with grand gesture (aww!) proposal videos.
There’s a sudden influx of flowers, jewellery and honeymoon adverts on tv.
You’ve gone from having lots of nights out and girls/lads holiday to suddenly attending lots of engagement parties and weddings.
And it’s not just your friends that are among the trend lots of celebrities are getting hitched too:
Robert Pattinson and FKA Twigs, Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black, Nikki Minaj and Meek Mill, Danny Dyer and Joanne Mas as well as, Emma Bunton and Jade Jones.
If you aren’t engaged or even in a relationship…Don’t panic! Don’t feel like you’re the only one not getting engaged. You’re not! Enjoy yourself: live in the moment, travel, do things you’ve never done before, meet new people, make new friends, have a lot of laughs. You’ll never regret the things that make you happy now.
If you are engaged…
This is a very exciting time for you and your fiancé, enjoy it. Don’t feel you need to get hitched right away spend some time deciding what you want from your big day, together. There is so much choice for your big day: The type of ceremony, venue, flowers, photographer, caterer, dress, theme, entertainment and much, much more!