You’ve heard the adage always a bridesmaid, never the bride, right? Well, imagine not being the bride at your own wedding! We were contemplating weighing down the pros and cons of proposing on someone else’s big day. Although, we came to the consensus that there are 364 other vacancies in the year to pop the question.
We’re not even supposed to wear white to weddings, so who started this oh-so-dreadful trend of proposing at them? The event is supposed to celebrate the union of ONE couple thank you very much. And no, it’s not okay to ask the ACTUAL couple for permission. Do you expect them to eagerly throw themselves at you and consider a double wedding? Or agree to have the spotlight taken away on their once-in-a-lifetime experience? Yeah, we didn’t think so.
You don’t have to tell us how romantic weddings are, we get it. If you’re not yet engaged, or even in a relationship, nothing puts you in the mood quite like attending a wedding. Her dress, his moving speech, their vows, the way they look at each other during the first dance – all you need is a tub of Ben and Jerry’s and cue the tears.
Let everyone admire their love on the day that it’s centre-stage. They’ve spent their hard-earned money and valuable time planning something that represents them. There are definitely more meaningful days that you can propose on, like your first-date anniversary. Isn’t that a wild thought for your non-creative, wedding-stealing mind.
You wouldn’t like it if someone rocked up at your birthday party and demanded everyone sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to them. They’ll probably want to blow out your candles too. That sounds annoying even though we get like 87 birthdays. But how many weddings does the average person have? Three? Yeah, and they’re all too precious for your destructive proposal.
We all remember 2007 as the year Britney Spears shaved her head. Well, everyone’s going to remember yours as the wedding that was crashed by a proposal. We plan on descending from the ceiling on a floating swing at our wedding, while circus freaks serve lobster canapes in gold-plated oyster shells. That’s what people will remember, not your inconsiderate proposal at my underwater wonderland reception.
For those of you who are still not convinced about the etiquette faux pas, we suggest being an attention hog in ways that at least contribute to the couple’s special day. You can be that dancer who’s up even when everyone is still in the middle of the dinner. Or perform the best toast anyone has ever witnessed. Or quench your undying thirst for attention by stuffing yourself with all the cookie favours until the end of the night. Try it, you’ll like it.
We don’t mean to sound pretentious. But it really is the day to have your perfect princess moment, your way, with the people you love. Don’t say you wouldn’t have a veil-wearing fire burning inside you if an overwhelming amount of the focus went somewhere else. Yep, they’ll be on on their knees for mercy, not love.
Cover Image: @proposalsinwonderland
Written by Shaymah Alkhair