The Heart Bandits just want to wish you a very Happy Memorial Day. Don’t forget the importance of the day, to honor the brave men and women who have died for our country. One of the first proposals we ever planned was for a solider deployed in Afghanistan. In honor of Memorial Day, read this throwback proposal here. Contact The Heart Bandits today if you want to get started on planning your prefect proposal.Michele
When you decide on a summer proposal, it’s usually with the idea of blue skies and clear weather in mind. However, that’s not always the case, and sometimes the clouds will come whether it’s summer or not. If you plan ahead, you can turn this to your advantage and create a charming summer rain proposal. Here are some ideas on how to propose in the summer rain.
Singing in the Rain
If your sweetheart is a film buff or a musical fan, you may find inspiration in this classic. Whether you hire dancers to create a splashy scene, or create a simpler routine for yourself, a little music in the streets and some fancy footwork will create a charming and unique proposal.
If you have a good sense of timing and some cooperative weather, you can engineer a surprise proposal in the rain. Pick a likely location- perhaps a charming street conveniently near a café or shop, or a beautiful city park with a gazebo in the center- and suggest a walk. It may take a little persuasion if it’s apparent that rain is threatening, but go anyway. When the downpour starts, race for cover. Duck into the special spot you’ve prepared. Fill it with flowers and friends, or maybe just a bottle of wine and a pair of glasses. Whatever you choose, this is a surefire way to create a breathless, exhilarating proposal.
Send a Message
Rain means umbrellas, and umbrellas are full of opportunity. They are cute, colorful, and discreet, allowing you to rig up any number of surprises with them. Write the big question on the inside of the umbrella, so that it’s the first thing she sees when she pops it open- or arrange ahead of time to have some co-conspirators spell out a message with their umbrellas, like Keith did for Alyssa in this classic proposal from 2012 designed by The Heart Bandits:
However you choose to arrange it, a summer rain proposal is unique and unexpected- but also a little tricky to set up. To make sure your proposal goes off without a hitch, contact The Heart Bandits. They have the experience and the resources necessary to create the ideal proposal without any glitches. Contact The Heart Bandits today.
When people hear you’re planning to propose, they’ll be brimming over with advice and helpful tips. A lot of the tried-and-true advice you receive, however, might not be quite as true as people think. We’ve tackled three common marriage proposal myths here:
Don’t Rely On The Internet
This is nonsense, but only because it’s a good idea taken too far. Some people, given the opportunity to do research on the internet, have just taken someone else’s proposal plan and copied it, detail for detail. This obviously results in a generic, boring, or badly tailored proposal that won’t be a good match for you and your sweetheart. Feel free, however, to peruse the internet for proposal inspiration. Take elements, themes, and ideas from others’ proposals, as well as from articles and how-to guides, but make sure you combine them into something that is personal and meaningful to the two of you.
Get Her Best Friend To Help
Now, this could be a great idea. However, for this to work, she needs to have a best friend who can keep a secret, who actually knows what your lady’s dream proposal looks like, and who has the self-control and wherewithal to plan your sweetheart’s ideal proposal, not her own dream proposal. Additionally, the two of you have to work well together. If, by some miracle, that dream friend is a part of your lives, then by all means call on her to help. If you have any doubts, it’s best to bring in a Proposal Planner to be your extra hand on deck.
Proposals Must Be Big!! Proposals Must Be Private!!
A lot of people, when they hear that you’re planning a big, fancy proposal, want to tell you that this is a mistake. A lot of people say things like, “My husband proposed to me on the couch and we have been happily married 40 years!” That’s true, of course, and they are an inspiration to us all- but what works for one person does not work for another.
The way you propose is integral to your proposal, not to your marriage. Your marriage will be a strong and loving union all on its own, no matter what sort of proposal you have, so the proposal should be exactly what you want it to be. If a quiet conversation on the couch is what works best for you, then by all means, that is the kind of proposal you should have. However, for a fun loving, social and active couple, a great big proposal party may start their marriage with a splash, just the way they like it. Thank others for their advice, and do what you feel is best.
All of the conflicting advice out there is enough to make your head spin, and planning a proposal is hard enough on its own. For a helping hand, contact The Heart Bandits. They have years of experience in the proposal-planning field, and they can give you tested and true guidance on creating the ideal proposal. Read their 5 star reviews here and contact them today!Michele
Your proposal will be one of your dearest memories for the rest of your lives. In order to preserve that memory, you may choose to take photographs- either on your own, or with the aid of a professional photographer. However, if your proposal is supposed to be a surprise, there’s a chance that your lady may not show up looking or feeling her best. She’s always beautiful to you, but many women worry about how they look in photographs, and won’t appreciate the surprise if they’re not adequately prepared. When planning your marriage proposal, the question is, how to give your beloved an adequate chance to look her best, without giving up the surprise?
Give a Gift
Consider a thoughtful gift: a new dress, chosen by you especially for your sweetheart. If you choose well, she will be delighted- and won’t be able to wait to take it out on the town.
If you dress your best, she’ll want to be your match. Put on a sharp suit or a great outfit, and let her choose an outfit that complements you. Just make sure to give her enough time to get ready, because looking good takes time.
Bait and Switch
If you’re going to do a surprise proposal, you’ll need to get her out of the house on some sort of pretense. For best results, choose a plausible scenario that has a similar dress code to your proposal. A charity ball, a formal dinner, a dance or a dinner in a fancy restaurant would all cause her to dress up and look amazing for her proposal.
Maybe presents, one-upping, and trickery aren’t even necessary. You are in love, after all. If you give your sweetheart a call and ask her, as a special favor, to wear that dress for your next date, she’ll take the hint. Nothing feels better than looking good for your beloved, and she’ll happily rise to the occasion, while suspecting nothing.
Trying to balance secrecy while pulling together an amazing proposal is difficult; The Heart Bandits can help. Contact them for some expert help in arranging things perfectly, while making sure your sweetheart is none the wiser. They are the number one resource when figuring out how to propose. Contact The Heart Bandits today.Michele
On your first date, did you bring flowers? Flowers are one of the most basic and beloved tokens of affection, and a lavish bouquet is a wonderful addition to an already amazing proposal.
All year round we get requests to include Peonies in our client’s proposal. Flowers, however, like all other plants, come in and out of season. If you are on a tight budget for your proposal, it is best to choose the flowers that are in season, to keep costs down. On the other hand, if your sweetheart has a favorite flower that simply has to be part of your proposal, you may want to time the proposal itself to coincide with that flower’s season.
To aid in your plans, here is a brief guide on which flowers are in bloom during what season. This will help you plan your marriage proposal adequately.
Spring is the best season for most flowers. You have your choice of many of the traditional favorites: Calla lilies, tulips, roses, anemones, Queen Anne’s lace, hydrangea and daffodils are all abundant and radiant this time of year.
Some varieties of the spring flowers last well into summer, especially roses, but carnations, gardenias and peonies bloom later into the season. Dahlias are the stars of the summer, with hundreds of colors and shapes to choose from, allowing affordable and gorgeous arrangements well into late summer.
Roses are still available in fall and winter, mostly shipped in from other countries. For fresher and more sustainable flowers, choose sunflowers, carnations, Queen Anne’s lace, baby’s breath, snowberry, or craspidia.
Winter is a difficult time to find fresh flowers. Your choices are mostly restricted to flowers that are either preserved in other countries and flown in, or are grown in greenhouses or grown from bulbs. Lilies are abundant, as are amaryllis, poinsettias and sweet-smelling narcissus, if you can find a florist that carries them. Orchids are always grown in greenhouses, so they are available year round, making them a vibrant and elegant option for a winter bouquet.
If you want to incorporate flowers into your proposal, but don’t know how contact The Heart Bandits today. We can help you find unique ways to incorporate flowers into the proposal idea, make suggestions on how to create a floral arrangement that is similar to her favorite flower if her flower is not in season, and more. Contact us today.Michele
Social media is a great way to keep in touch with friends and family, and it can be a real time saver when you’re trying to get news of your marriage proposal out to all of the people you care about. It allows you to send out cute photos and a sweet announcement to your loved ones all around the world, but is it the right way to spread the word?
On the pro side, you can make sure everyone gets the news. If it’s posted publicly to Facebook, then all of your family, friends, and acquaintances will be able to see the invite at the same time, and they can easily pass it on to anyone they want to tell. This makes it a lot easier on the happy couple, and it allows you to field some of the congratulations and questions by answering them where everyone can see, in the comments of the post.
On the con side of things, you may be walking on thin ice if you think you can inform, say, your mother of your proposal via Facebook. It’s an easy way to accidentally offend someone, especially close friends or relatives. It’s a mark of love and respect to tell someone the news in person or by phone, and it may cause disappointment if someone finds themselves demoted to the ‘told by Facebook’ category. Additionally, some people do not use Facebook, or may have an account that they check very rarely. With those people, you risk that they will never find out about your proposal at all!
In the end, all you can do is weigh the upsides and downsides of posting your announcement to Facebook, or any other social media site.
If you need any expert proposal advice, contact The Heart Bandits. They have the resources and expertise to make sure your proposal goes off without a hitch, from start to finish. Contact the Proposal Planners at The Heart Bandits today.Michele
The quintessential marriage proposal is the romantic one- rose petals, violin music, starlight, and champagne. There’s nothing wrong with that- after all, there’s a good reason that this is the most common theme for a proposal- but what if plain old romantic just isn’t your style? The truth is that your proposal can be anything you want it to be, so it’s worth taking some time to make sure that fits you, not tradition. Here are some proposal ideas to consider if you are looking for something different:
Would your sweetheart rather go rock climbing than attend a wine tasting? Then forget the rooftop dinner for two- opt instead for a daring proposal in a thrilling location. Choose an activity that will provide an adrenalin rush, such as ziplining or mountain biking, then bring the day to a climax with your proposal.
If your girl is a social butterfly who loves action and adoration, then maybe you should consider a splashy public proposal. This is your opportunity to pull out all the stops- hire musicians and dancers, or create a flash mob of friends and family. Think big and bold, and don’t be afraid to try and make a dream come true.
Do you love each other for your sense of humor? If you’re both jokers, why not plan a lighthearted proposal? Create silly scavenger hunt, go for an an over-the-top melodramatic proposal, or even just choose a place that brings back memories of a day full of laughter. If the two of you have a long-running private joke, see if you can work it into your proposal for an extra touch.
As always, the key to creating the perfect proposal is personalization- it has to be a good match for you and for your sweetheart. Whatever style you choose, if it has a special significance for the two of you, it will be perfect. If you need guidance in tailoring your proposal plans, contact The Heart Bandits. They have experience with every sort of proposal, from intimate and elegant to flashy and over-the-top. They’ll make sure that your proposal is the perfect fit for you and your beloved. Contact The Heart Bandits today.
Ok, in all of the 4 years we have been planning marriage proposals, we have never smiled, laughed, and cried so hard during the actual proposal. Last weekend we planned one of the most interesting proposals and we are so excited to share with you a sneak peak. But instead of just posting our traditional sneak peek, we decided to keep the fun going. Below is a photo taken from the proposal last week by our friends at Candid Proposals and we want to hear your best captions for this hilarious picture.
Pay close attention, here is how to enter:
Between May 5th-May 11th, you must post your caption entry on your Facebook or Twitter and tag “theheartbandits.” Make sure to tag us or we won’t be able to see the entry! You must have our pages liked in order to tag us. The winner will be chosen on May 12th and they will receive a gift card to a popular establishment!
We can’t wait to hear all of your funny and creative captions. Let’s get started!!!!
Ready to start on your own creative proposal idea? Contact The Heart Bandits today!Michele
Why not propose with the love story of your life together so far? We are so excited to introduce you to a product that will help you do just that! Memeoirs is an online web application that allows you to turn your online conversations between you and your beloved into a beautiful book. It can be personalised with a photo, title and your very own messages to create the perfect romantic gift.
If you met your love on line, this is just so perfect!! Printing your love story from your Facebook messages or emails using Memeoirs, will present several options to create a dream, unique proposal. You want this to be a moment to remember, forever. Using specific memories in a physical format and a fun way will appeal to his/her heart. Make it your own. Romeo and Juliet have nothing on you. Here are some of the ways you can use this book to propose.
What’s In A Name?
Putting the proposal in the title will mean that this keepsake will be cherished forever as the icebreaker from a killer moment. Whether you use the standard “Will You Marry Me?” or are super unique when it comes to the title, make sure you keep it real to you guys. Ideas of book titles include ‘Marry me…’,‘The love story continues’ or ‘Mr and Mrs…’.
Walk Through The Story
The book can highlight your journey together and you can propose at the end of it. Either have the proposal written at the end, or you can give your proposal speech after she reads it.
Sometimes, bigger is better. Make the place a maze of books, a domino effect or a treasure hunt with multiple Memeoirs of different titles. Lead your way from A to B and finish with the most fundamental proposal book.
Think Of The Future
Remember that this love story will become one of the classics over the years! Cherish the books for decades to come with copies for your kids and family members. Keep it safe with your most precious keepsakes and photo albums. You could even have it on display at the wedding to show just how much you’ve shared together… be sure you pop a box of Kleenex next to it!
Take a look at www.memeoirs.com and we are sure you will agree that this could be the perfect thing to incorporate into your proposal.
When planning a marriage proposal, it’s easy to get distracted by all of the minutiae- the place, the clothes, the music, the party afterwards. All of this, however, is just window dressing. The heart of the proposal is the question- “Will you marry me?” When considering how to propose, here are just a few of the many, many options that exist for the crucial question.
Tried and true, you can always just get down on one knee and ask her.
Spell it Out
Create a sign, a banner or a mural, and let her read the writing on the wall.
Pass a Message
Employ a letter, telegram, postcard or carrier pigeon to get the question to her- just make sure you’re there when she opens it!
Slip the question into the words of a favorite song, or hire a choir to shout your question to the heavens.
Propose Without Words
Sign language, charades, or interpretive dance- there are ways to ask without ever asking. For a proposal at its simplest, just get down on one knee and open the ring box. No words necessary.
If your sweetheart is a puzzle fiend, why not hide your proposal in a crossword puzzle? Or send her a cryptic card and a decoder ring for a secret society feel.
As you can see, there are endless possibilities for popping the question. Now all that remains is to choose one! If you want to come up with the most personalized and unique way to propose, contact the Proposal Planners at The Heart Bandits. They’ll help you ask a question that will be remembered forever.Michele