With the holiday season upon us, we are just entering into what we, in the wedding planning industry, call “engagement season”. Between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day, there is always a high influx in engagements and surprise proposals. Some sources say, as many as 40% of yearly proposals happen in these months. The reason being is this is the time when most families are together. It makes for a good opportunity for the person who is popping the question to ask for the blessing or approval of their significant other’s family. What better way to enter into the next stage of your relationship than to do it in front of your closest family and friends. As wedding planners, we LOVE hearing holiday proposal stories from our couples.