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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_christmas-engagement-poll?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:37052fe2-b92c-4a40-af54-a4eabbd2e911Post:70de434f-5bef-4739-a170-c47aa5707320">Re: Christmas Engagement Poll</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Christmas Engagement Poll : How can you see me right now?? Where the hell are you hiding!?
    Posted by salt78[/QUOTE]

    <div>I should tell the person holding the giant club where I'm hiding? That sounds like a possible breach of my self-preservation procedures.</div>
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    Sarah, that is a beautiful e-pic!
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    I would totally just want to give you a hug. I only beat people I don't like with my cudgel.
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    [QUOTE]I would totally just want to give you a hug. I only beat people I don't like with my cudgel.
    Posted by salt78[/QUOTE]

    <div>Hooray! You know Salt, in all seriousness I can't believe I haven't met you yet. You're so close! Someday we MUST get together!</div>
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    [QUOTE]Sarah, that is a beautiful e-pic!
    Posted by pumpkinpumpkin[/QUOTE]

    Thanks! :)
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    we got engaged on a random friday.

    i don't really have issue with it, it's just that it's so "been done" and kinda boring. we had two friends get engaged this "season" (not on xmas, but near it) and it's just expected. it's much nicer imo if it's completly random.
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    We got engaged Nov. 1st, a month before my birthday, and almost 2 before Christmas. I yelled at him to not get me a christmas gift. I think any day you get engaged is fine, regardless if it is a holiday or not.

    I think if you have a lot of out of town family and they will all be there christmas, it's nice to have them all there for the occasion.
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    Oh salt am I supposed to care abouty our opinion?  Yes you surely are the coolest on here but you're not going to hurt my feelings by calling me names. Yes my name is stupid.  I'll admit it.  But this post wasn't about my stupid name was it. It was about getting engaged on Christmas.  I posted my opinion.  Done.  Everyone is entitled to an opion that does not have to be the same as yours, correct? That's why you are mad because I don't agree with you?  So you bully me by calling names.  How stupid is that.
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    Mr B proposed on Valentine's Day.  It didn't bother me that it was on an "unoriginal" day because the proposal itself was special since what he said was beautiful and it was to ME.  That's what makes a proposal original, the couple.  Kind of no different than weddings.  The vows aren't always original but since they're exchanged between those two individuals, they're still special.

    That being said, I don't think holiday proposals are cheesy.
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    H proposed on our anniversary (I also went with him to pick out and buy the ring, but still managed to be surprised by his proposal), which was in November.

    I have no issue with holiday proposals.  If that's what the guy wants to do, and the chick would like it, who cares when they get engaged?
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    Mr lil proposed on his birthday. He told me he picked that day because I'd be less suspicious about going to dinner/doing something nice etc. and also so he could remember the date he proposed easily. His proposal was very sweet, private and genuine so I was happy.

    I would say as long as the proposal is genuine, it's no biggie. But I could see wanting to have some privacy if you are that kind of person. If he had proposed in front of my family I wouldn't have minded, but I know a ton of my friends who would have panicked instantly at the thought of anyone else being in the room. to each her own.
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    When did Salt mention anything about your name?
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    [QUOTE]When did Salt mention anything about your name?
    Posted by brookelynpaisley[/QUOTE]

    I was thinking the same thing. <img src="http://cdn.cl9.vanillaforums.com/downloaded/ver1.0/content/scripts/tinymce/plugins/emotions/images/smiley-undecided.gif" border="0" alt="Undecided" title="Undecided" />
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    I don't think she did.  But I'll say it.  I judge you for being "mom of son's name," and I judge you for attempting to make an overly-used name unique by randomly adding an unnecessary "y" to it.

    Whew.  I've been holding that in for months.  I feel better now. 
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    1. No. We got engaged on another date important to us, though the proposal itself was not exactly "planned".

    2. I do think they are mildly "predictable", though I am not exactly opposed to them if they work for the couple. I agree with PP's who mentioned they don't like over-orchestrated proposals to begin with, and I find Christmas ones tend to be that way in most (but not all) cases (i.e. the ring as an ornament, etc). I also think that there is a lot of "pressure" around that time to get engaged on both parties which brings it's own issues (i.e. a relationship timeline).
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/wedding-boards_etiquette_christmas-engagement-poll?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Wedding%20BoardsForum:9Discussion:37052fe2-b92c-4a40-af54-a4eabbd2e911Post:0a0f66ae-429d-464b-9381-4a61c6b45f19">Re: Christmas Engagement Poll</a>:
    [QUOTE]Oh salt am I supposed to care abouty our opinion?  Yes you surely are the coolest on here but you're not going to hurt my feelings by calling me names. Yes my name is stupid.  I'll admit it.  But this post wasn't about my stupid name was it. It was about getting engaged on Christmas.  I posted my opinion.  Done.  Everyone is entitled to an opion that does not have to be the same as yours, correct? That's why you are mad because I don't agree with you?  So you bully me by calling names.  How stupid is that.
    Posted by momofayden[/QUOTE]

    What the eff are you blabbering about?
    I think you just had a major reading comprehension fail.
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    We got engaged on a random Tuesday, or maybe it was Thursday, I forgot already what day it was.

    I guess I don't really have much of an opinion either way.  Yeah, it can seem obvious and AWish, but if Christmas is a big holiday with you and your family, and you really want them to be there, more power to ya.
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Christmas Engagement Poll : Hooray! You know Salt, in all seriousness I can't believe I haven't met you yet. You're so close! Someday we MUST get together!
    Posted by mandapanda78[/QUOTE]

    I know right!? Let's plan something sooner then later. :) Now that the holidays are over I don't have to work on weekends anymore.
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    1. Did you get engaged for Christmas? No. February 13th while out for our early Valentine's Day dinner

    2. What are your thoughts on Christmas engagements?

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    [QUOTE]It's just really unoriginal..but still better than Valentine's Day.
    Posted by Jill9288[/QUOTE]
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    We got engaged at New Years at midnight, but we were home alone, and it was also our 3 year anniversary.  I would have killed my FI if he had proposed in front of people.  I was a blubbring idiot, and I do not like looking like an idiot.
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    He didn't propose on a date that was important to us, and I honestly don't care and might even forget soon what day it was. But he came up with a really cute idea that was personal and specific for us (though still a public proposal - which was actually great, since a lot of friends were there). I knew he wanted to propose before Thanksgiving, but I didn't know the day or circumstance. I thought he would propose when we were in Vegas, but he did it 2 days before, so I was really surprised.

    So I'll throw my hat into the ring of Christmas proposals being unoriginal unless Christmas has a really special and personal meaning for the couple, aside from the regular meaning (like you met on Christmas eve or something). Proposals are pretty awesome in general, so no need to artificially make it "more" special. But I really don't care how other people do it. And I wouldn't have said no.
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    I voted the last choice...  I really don't have any strong feelings either way and wouldn't care.  My DH proposed to me in April when we were on a ski trip.  If it would have happened at Christmas, however, it wouldn't have been less special.  
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    While I didn't have a holiday engagement (July 20th), DH did propose in Paris. It is extremely cliche and cheesy, but he did it in a non cheesy way. Instead of proposing to me at the Eiffel tower or some other landmark, we were at a park near the Seine and the Eiffel Tower was no where near us. So I am all for cheesy cliche engagements if they are done thoughtfully. Not a big fan of Valentine's engagements or the ones at baseball games, but hey, whatever floats your boat....

    And momo, you're reading WAY too much into everything. I just read everyone's posts and you're completely pegging things on people that they never said.
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    1) Nope, We got engaged on our anniversary.
    2) Do not care. It might not be original but honestly most guys are not that creative in the romantic area. So as long as the guy is trying, that all that really matters.
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    1- We got engaged on a random saturday morning in September. Ironically, one of my best friends got engaged later that evening.

    2- In our family we have a big xmas eve party so if FI had done it then, that would have been pretty special. However, the random Saturday morning was a complete surprise and i love the randomness.
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    I'm a Christmas newb! We were engaged on Christmas Eve. It was sweet and he made sure it wasn't a "Christmas" proposal. He took me to the school were we met, and had our parents waiting.
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    I think a lot of proposals happen around Christmas because that's when people are going to be with their families, so they time it so they'll be able to celebrate with them.  Nothing wrong with that.  We decided to get married two weeks before Christmas last year, and got the ring/announced our engagement about two weeks into the new year.
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    I just am not a fan of Christmas proposals or Valentine's Day proposals either, but to each their own.

    We got engaged on a random Friday and it was perfect for us. I didn't want anything over the top and in public. But that's just me, and my Fi knows me well enough to know that.

    Its just been done over and over again, as most things wedding related tend to be. Most guys aren't creative so they see the ads and get the idea to propose at Christmas. If its done in a way special to the couple, well then more power to you. It just wouldn't be my personal preference.
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    Seriously, the onslautght of newly-engaged women is going to ENRAGE me when I go back vendor shopping and dress shopping.  I'm getting closer to my date, while these women probably just got engaged...
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