We all know that Christmas is the most magical time of the year, but did you know it’s also the most popular time of the year to get engaged?

That’s according to wedding planning website Bridebook, which says some 100,000 engagements occur over Christmas – 40% for the entire year.

Using historical data from the hundreds of thousands of couples who use the website and app, Bridebook is predicting peak proposal time this year will take place on the weekend of 21 and 22 December – an incredible 10% of all proposals annually.

Why Christmas?

Christmas is a natural fit for proposals. Most people are off from work around Christmas, so friends and family are all available to celebrate the special news. Meanwhile mulled wine, twinkly lights and cosy nights in set the perfect scene for a proposal, making it an innately romantic time of year.

So, what should you look out for if you think your partner is going to propose? There are a few tell-tale signs, according to Bridebook. Watch out for:

  • Secret phone-calls and emails
  • Special trips being planned
  • A sudden interest in jewellery

Need a Wedding Venue?

If you get engaged over Christmas, you’ll be needing somewhere to get married. Fortunately, at Lakeside we’ve got you covered. As you may have seem from our recent blog post, our wonderful venue is now available all year round not just for wedding receptions but for wedding ceremonies too.

Beautiful celebrant wedding services at Lakeside are led by our resident celebrant Sid Bridges. Sid, who is from Prodigal Ceremonies, is as friendly as they come, not to mention extremely experienced. He will help you create a ceremony that reflects the ideas, values and beliefs of you and your partner – from walking down the aisle to your vows, and everything in between.

Our venue can accommodate up to 150 standing guests or 120 seated guests, we have a fully licensed bar and offer a first-class catering service.

To find out more, please call 01733 233218, email louise.Matthews@meadowbrownrestaurants.com or visit our dedicated wedding page.