What does a Proposal Planner Do and Do I need One?

Surprise Wedding Proposal

Surprise Wedding Proposal

What does a proposal planner do and do I need one?

While films make the picture-perfect proposals seem easy to pull off, the truth is that you need the skills of an experienced event planner to bring together a movie-worthy engagement proposal. Popping the question can be as simple as going down on one knee. But, if you’re looking to give your partner a truly special surprise, you’re going to need to put some thought into it or hire a professional.

Proposals can be expensive, and you’re likely to want to spend the majority of your budget on a high-quality engagement ring. However, this is potentially a chance to show your future fiancée just how much they mean to you. So, it could be worth investing some money to ensure you have the perfect proposal.

What is a proposal planner?

A proposal planning service means that you hire the services of a specific type of event planner, who can arrange everything from a huge-scale flashmob proposal, to helping you set up a more intimate beach dinner. As well as helping you pull together all the elements of the day, they are also experts at designing the perfect proposal to suit you.

After an initial call or email, they’ll likely send you over a questionnaire so that they can give suggestions based on you and your partner’s likes and dislikes. The skill of a good proposal planner is creating something that is totally tailored to your relationship, whether that’s theming it around a particular hobby, or honing in on where or how you met, to taking you to a destination that you’ve always dreamed of. They will have plenty of industry knowledge and contacts, and the idea is to make the process as stress-free for you as possible.

Do I need one?

Using a planning service works for all types of proposals, but is particularly useful for large-scale, large-budget affairs. Consider popping the question in a helicopter, or on a city rooftop? Or, maybe you dream of booking a romantic cabin and decorating it with candles, champagne, and a bubble bath? Perhaps you want to ask them to marry you on the ski slopes in Aspen, Colorado. Unless you’re really organized and great at keeping secrets from your partner, to pull these off, it might be time to call in the professionals.

Some companies also offer pre-set packages for specific locations or experiences. For example, if you love the idea of proposing in a room full of candles and flowers, they will have the experience and the contacts to sort this for you (and set it up!). The benefit of choosing a package is that you know what you’re getting and how much it will cost upfront. The downside is that you’ll need to be the one to add any personal touches, or pay extra for a custom proposal.

While it might seem that proposal planning is only for those who have a healthy budget, those with more modest funds can benefit too. If you’re keen on doing the proposal yourself, but are struggling for ideas, some companies offer an ‘ideas only’ package or a power hour of planning time to help you get you on the right track.

At the end of the day, if you want the proposal to be really special as well as potentially caught on camera via photo or video, and maybe even a surprise celebration after they say “YES” with your closest family and friends, then hiring a proposal planner is a must!


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