Two things happen when someone first announces they are engaged. First, her arm is practically ripped out of socket when her hand is yanked to see “the ring.” Then, what happens next? Yes, you guessed it. The question that everyone ALWAYS asks. “How did it happen?”
This is where it often gets awkward. If it was not a great proposal, many times, she will start making excuses before she even answers the question. “Oh, it was sweet.” Or, “Oh, he tries.” It is actually very sad.
This should be the moment that her face lights up and begins to share this fairytale proposal that will make her friends jealous and the story will start to be passed along as if it were a viral video on the internet. And, you, the asker, will be the Rock Star! She deserves a story to tell. My clients get a story to tell.
There is not a cookie cutter approach to planning the perfect marriage proposal. Much like fingerprints, each proposal is unique. Why shouldn’t they be? You are unique. The person being asked is unique. As a couple, you are unique. Together, there is no one else like you. No one shares your story, your history or your journey.
This where the process starts. Me…working with you…getting to know her…so that the marriage proposal is like no one before and no other to follow. A marriage proposal is all about who is being asked and has very little to do with who is doing the asking. This why my clients are excited to share “how it happened.” Forget the ring; ask me about my proposal!
I founded the niche of marriage proposal consulting and the concept of proposal·ology™ by accident. Many, many years ago, I reconnected with a college friend. One of the first things out of his mouth was, “I think I found her and I think I’m going to ask her to marry me.” “How are you going to ask,” was my next question. “I have no clue,” he looked at me inquisitively. The majority of that night I helped him come up with a plan to pop the question. More importantly, I went home that night and thought, “How fun would this be to do for a living? But, with clients from all over the world and the proposals taking place all over the globe.” The rest, as they say, is history.
A few of my most memorable proposals include:
Tiffany & Co | New York City, NY
Bora Bora Nui Resort | Bora Bora
Waldorf Astoria | New York City, NY
“Every minute was well-thought and very personal…”
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