It’s here – 2016 is a Leap Year and we all know what that means…. girls, it’s your turn to propose!
Well, we think any day of the year is a good day to propose to your soulmate but hey, February 29th is a cool date to get engaged anyway and if you know the time is right then why not?
Back in 5th Century Ireland, St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick that women were always waiting far too long for their suitors to propose marriage. St. Patrick then decreed that women could propose on February 29th each Leap Year.The tradition was then taken to Scotland by Irish monks. Back in 1288, the Scots passed a law that allowed women to propose marriage to the man of their dreams in a Leap Year. The law also stated that any man who declined the proposal in a leap year would have to pay a fine. The fine could range from a kiss to payment for a silk dress or a pair of gloves.
At Suncoast weddings we’ve come up with engagement ideas to help you plan the proposal and record it with engagement photos taken by our specialist beach wedding photographers.
From a “Message in a Bottle” proposal with your choice of music to a flyover with a plane trailing your proposal on a banner, we can help you make memories to savor and cherish, captured by our specialist wedding photographers.
You can find more ideas and engagement packages here
Some couples start planning a wedding without really enjoying the engagement but it’s a big deal to say “yes” before the big “I Do” later and years later you’ll still be recounting the details to friends and family. What time it was, where you were, what the answer was (and how quickly it was given) and yes, maybe even it was on February 29th.
However you propose and whoever does the proposing, congratulations on your engagement. At Suncoast Weddings we can plan ceremonies at short notice or months (and sometimes years) in advance – give us a call to start planning and enjoy the anticipation of a magical wedding day.