‘Tis the Season – for Engagements
December is a popular time of the year for wedding engagements. It makes sense that someone would want to give the “ultimate” gift during the winter holidays.
December is the busiest month for popping the question. We have heard more folks than ever tell us that they became engaged in December. We even saw an article in WeddingWire that states that 33% of engagements take place between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve. When we asked some of our clients why they chose to become engaged this time of year, they had a number of different answers. Some have told us that it’s a beautiful time of the year here in New England. The clear blue skies and cool, crisp air seem to make the moment that much more memorable when the proposal occurs outdoors. Others told us that they knew they would be spending lots of time with family and friends over the winter holidays, and thought it would be a nice occasion to share with them.
Jewelers tell us that they see almost a 50% increase in people purchasing engagement rings in November and early December. You absolutely can not ignore the deluge of diamond ads or all the eye-catching diamond displays in the retail stores. The Washington Post phrased this perfectly: “If a guy’s gonna pop the question eventually, he might as well use the opportunity to avoid shopping for a holiday gift and kill two birds with — ahem — one stone.” But, we suppose that it makes sense that someone would want to give the “ultimate” gift during the winter holidays. You can pretty much count on the sharp gasp and joyful cries from the intended, as well as surrounding family and friends.
Then comes the fun stuff – all of the wedding planning. Fortunately, we have been in business long enough to have the answer to every couple’s questions when it comes to deciding on a wedding menu. Our event planners are on hand to figure out a menu for every couple’s food preferences and budget. Many folks enjoy the casual choices, such as the Narragansett Beach Blast or a Texas BBQ. Others may prefer something more formal.
We spend a good amount of our summers traveling all across New England to bring great food and service to weddings of every single kind you can possibly think of. As outdoor cooking specialists, we are often called upon to cater backyard weddings and engagement parties. Often there is a fun theme to go along with the backyard wedding – country, rustic, shabby-chic. One of our favorite backyard wedding themes is the Medieval Banquet. This theme has not been overused, as many of the wedding themes have, and folks get a real kick out of the idea.
Beach weddings, of course, are some of our absolute favorite events. Other than the fact that everyone always has more of an appetite when they’re at the beach, we never get tired of watching the sky turn colors as the the sun sets, and the wedding guests settle in for a magical evening celebration. Beach weddings are a perfect setting for an old-fashioned New England Clambake.
We are looking forward to learning about all the new wedding engagements happening during this season. Every single proposal story is unique – and we love to hear them.
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