When you ask the most important question of your life, you want to make sure that eveything is perfect. After all, your engagement story will be told again and again -- to your families, your friends... and someday your chidren and grandchildren. Whether you want your proposal to be elaborate or intimate,a proposal planner will help you with the when, where, and hows of your proposal -- and ensure that every single detail is flawless.
Begin by contacting event and wedding planners near you, and asking if they also provide proposal services. They can help you find the most amazing rooftop restaurant in town, or orchestrate something daring and creative such as joining the cast of the local musical onstage to ask for her hand in marriage. Next, discuss the costs of services with your planner. Do they charge a flat fee or hourly fee? Will the fee include the cost of travel, rentals, and purchases? Be sure to be very clear on your expectations, and what you will be charged. You should also understand if a deposit is required, when payments are due, what methods of payment are accepted, and if there is a refund policy.
Once you and your planner have discussed what you would like to do, what is needed, and the costs that it will entail, you should put everything in writing. Once you have a contract drawn, be sure that you secure both of your signatures. If there are any changes or last-minute requests, be certain that you also include that in an updated contract. You should also discuss your plans in advance with the staff at the site of your planned proposal; often times they can assist you. For example, many hotels and resorts have concierges that will arrange for flowers in your room, a romantic dinner for two on the beach, or a whimsical night on the town in a horse drawn carriage. At the Four Seasons in Atlanta, staff will help you plan such things as an extraordinary proposal on the 50th floor, or have the engagement ring delivered with room service.
This is your chance to make magic – find the proposal planner that will make that happen for the two of you.