Leap year wedding proposals
February 8th, 2016 by admin
While couples usually discuss the prospect of getting married before the official proposal, a firmly held tradition is that the bloke pops the question.
Can women propose? Well of course they can. We live in a society where we strive to treat both genders equally. But if your guy is a little slow and you can’t wait to be married, tradition says women can propose to men in a leap year. In fact, this tradition dates back to the 13th century!
By the way, if he declines your proposal, tradition also says he needs to buy you a gift like a new dress, gloves or a pair of shoes.
So how do you go about it?
Experts recommend you give some thought to where and how you will propose. They suggest you think about what he likes to do and try to incorporate that into your proposal. For example, if he likes sports, buy tickets to attend a sporting event and ask him to marry you after the game.
Other suggestions are to visit the location of your first date, arrange a weekend away or a wonderful dinner. Then, while you are both relaxed and having fun, you can ask him to marry you.
Do you need to follow any traditions?
There is no need to get down on one knee but you can if you want to. If he is the sort of guy who would ask your parents’ permission to marry you, he will probably love it if you ask his parents for his hand in marriage.
You don’t need to buy him a ring but you might like to buy or make him a gift to mark this special occasion.
How do you ask him to marry you?
The only thing you need to remember to say is “Will you marry me?” because it will clarify that you are not having a general discussion about marriage. You are actually asking him to marry you. Otherwise, speak from the heart or write him a letter that explains why you think he is wonderful and how much you love him. In years to come he may not remember exactly what you said but he will remember how special you made him feel.
Can’t wait to get married?
WatervieW in Bicentennial Park is a beautiful place to hold your engagement party or wedding. They even have Last Minute Wedding packages for couples who can’t wait to get married. Enquire online or call (02) 9764 9900 to speak to one of our friendly event managers.