Is it okay to get engaged at someone else's wedding? | The Tylt
When it comes to weddings, there is no shortage of traditions, etiquette and unspoken rules. One of those rules is that the wedding day is about the couple getting married, maybe their families, and no one else. With this in mind, many say it is inappropriate to propose to your partner while a guest at someone else's wedding. Others argue love is in the air, and how could they be expected to resist? What do you think?
Is it okay to get engaged at someone else's wedding?
For some, this is a mortal sin. A wedding is about celebrating the love of the couple getting married, not the soon-to-be engaged couple sitting in the back row.
After months of planning for the perfect day, the last thing any couple wants is to have the take-away of their wedding to be someone else's engagement. As Maggie Seaver puts it for the Knot:
Here’s the thing: This day isn’t about you. The couple is experiencing one of the most special moments of their entire life. They’ve spent their hard-earned money and valuable time planning a beautiful and personal event centered on their love—not setting the stage for your proposal.
For others, getting engaged at a friend's wedding just makes sense. All of your friends are already gathered, everyone is already dressed to impress and there is ample champagne around. On top of the perfect setting, the romantic atmosphere of a wedding speaks for itself. You may feel so moved by your friends' love, that you feel the urge to propose to your partner in that very moment—and what could be a better celebration of your friends' love than showing it how much it has inspired you?