So last week we talked about proposing in Chicago, but this week we are going to stick to our own hometown.  If you are planning on proposing in Los Angeles there are some things you should consider.  On Thursday we will be writing about where to propose in Los Angeles, but for now here are the Top 4 Los Angeles Proposal Tips:

Consider Traffic

Of course you have been following our blog and listening to The Heart Bandits Proposal Experts, so I know you are going to have a proposal plan before you pop the question.  But when you are creating your plan, make sure you consider the infamous LA traffic.  It is the beast of all beasts and can ruin any special moment if you don’t plan accordingly.  If you are planning on proposing at a certain time or certain place, make sure to check traffic and even then, leave early to be safe.


Another thing that can really throw off your schedule in Los Angeles is parking.  This is especially important if you are going to propose somewhere popular like LA Live.  Give yourself some extra time to deal with the madness, that way you won’t be stressed out.

Make Reservations

I love this city, but it is wildly unpredictable.  You may think the little quaint restaurant up the street won’t be too crowded on your proposal night, but you never know when it will be closed for an Oscar viewing party or rented out for some celebrity charity function.  Make reservations for everything to avoid this problem.


Because Los Angeles is the capital of the Entertainment Industry, you need permits to photograph or video in a lot of places.  If you are planning on filming a public proposal, call the place ahead of time and find out if you need a permit.  The last thing you want is to be kicked out of where you are trying to propose.

To avoid having to deal with any of the headaches we listed above, hire a Southern California Proposal Planner to take care of all of this for you. We are experts in the field of marriage proposal ideas and proposal planning and we will do all of the research for you, acquire any permits, and provide you with a complete itinerary for your proposal.  Contact us today to get started on making your dream proposal come true.


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  • Michele

    Great tip! Traffic in LA is insane