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Are you considering proposing on Mother’s Day? While holidays are a big no-no for many couples, others have a significant connection to Mother’s Day. To determine it’s the ideal date for your marriage proposal, follow some of our do’s and don’ts.

Do incorporate your children (if you have them). For many families, Mother’s Day is already filled with homemade gifts, breakfast in bed, flowers and brunch. If your kids are planning a surprise for your partner, why not incorporate your marriage proposal to make the day extra special? If your kids are older and you can trust them to keep a secret, consider letting them in on your plans and make it a family affair.

Don’t take the limelight away from someone else. If you plan to celebrate your engagement with friends and family on Mother’s Day, you may risk stealing the show from other mothers in your family. Many women won’t feel slighted, but ultimately, think about your family and their emotions. If you decide it will cause a problem, consider planning your proposal in a more intimate setting so you can focus on what matters most: your love!

Do get creative. Whether you have kids or not, there are creative ways to incorporate Mother’s Day into your proposal. For example, if you have a pet, you could include them in the proposal with a bandana that says “Happy Mother’s Day–Will you marry my dad?” If your partner is pregnant, why not give her a small gift from your future child followed by a ring? With creativity, you can make it a sentimental day she’ll never forget.  

Don’t overshadow another surprise. If you have kids who are planning a long list of Mother’s Day activities, or your partner is busy planning a surprise brunch for her mother, it might be overwhelming to add a proposal to the day, too. Wait until you have her undivided attention so the moment isn’t overshadowed by any other celebration.

Do make it personal to you. If you live on the opposite side of the country from your family and plan to spend the day with your significant other, your proposal can easily be front and center. If you want to propose at a restaurant, just make sure you make reservations early and request a secluded table. And when the time comes for her to FaceTime her family with the good news, her mother will have the most exciting Mother’s Day gift!

Proposing on a holiday like Mother’s Day isn’t ideal for some couples, but for others, it might lead to a sentimental moment that’s rooted in family and everlasting love. No matter what you decide, let The Heart Bandits help you plan your romantic wedding proposal. We’ll take care of the details and make sure your engagement is personalized and stress-free.

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Emily Barge

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