The number of marriage proposals is expected to spike on 21 and 22 December this year, with wedding planning app Bridebook predicting that this will be the most popular weekend to propose this year.

Hamish Shephard, founder of the app, told the Evening Standard that the weekend before Christmas is expected to be popular given that 25 December is mid-week this year. “We can expect the weekend of 21 and 22 December to be the most popular weekend for proposals of all of 2019 – a mighty ten per cent of all proposals for the year,” he stated.

The research also revealed that  more than 100,000 engagements happen during the festive period. In fact, 40 per cent of all UK engagements happen between Christmas Eve and Valentine’s Day, the app noted.

Mr Shephard said that it’s understandable that more couples get engaged at this time of year, as it’s the perfect opportunity to celebrate with the whole family.

But Bridebook is also predicting that there will be another surge in proposals at the end of February next year. That’s because 2020 is a leap year, and 29 February is traditionally considered the day when women can propose to men.

With so many engagements expected over the Christmas period, January will be a busy time for those planning weddings. If you’re worried that planning your nuptials will create tension within your family, or with your in-laws, take a look at some of the tips recently offered by Bustle.

The news provider stressed that the key to overcoming this tension is to talk about it and to understand that no one is trying to create problems to be malicious, but that they just want you to have the best wedding possible.

Make sure you organise your wedding photo booth hire in the UK early to avoid disappointment if you want a photo booth to feature at your reception.

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