It’s the age of Pinterest, and more people than ever are creating their own events. While some are particularly suited to tackle do-it-yourself projects, sometimes its better to leave the planning to professionals. Here are some of the dangers of a DIY proposal, and why we recommend using a proposal planning service like The Heart Bandits, instead.
Bringing Your Vision to Reality
You know what your dream proposal looks like – you can picture it clearly in your head. It should be easy, shouldn’t it, to translate that picture into reality? Only it isn’t as easy as one might think. The paper cranes that you pictured hanging from the ceiling (folded by hand, of course) are quite time consuming to produce. The thousand votive candles leading into the venue have to be lit by hand – when on earth will you find the time to do that while also escorting your partner to the location? So much goes into planning an event like a marriage proposal – even if you can picture how you want it to look, it isn’t always realistic or possible to do so without help.
Many people believe that a do-it-yourself proposal would be far cheaper than hiring a service. In some areas that may be true – but one of the dangers of a DIY proposal is not knowing all the hidden costs you may face along the way. Have you been to a craft or party supply store lately? Paying retail for items that will take both time and effort to produce for your proposal can be far more costly than just purchasing them from someone else (who can buy them in bulk) to begin with. A proposal planning service will not only offer you fair prices upfront – but they will take your budget into account and make sure that you won’t face extra hidden costs.
Know Your Limits
Some things never turn out the way that you think they will. We’ve all tried (and failed) to recreate something – whether it be a recipe, or something simple like wrapping a present beautifully. One of the biggest DIY dangers to look out for when planning a proposal is to know your limits. Just because someone on Pinterest or YouTube can turn paper plates into flowers doesn’t mean it will turn out classy when you try it. A proposal should be classy; remember you will keep those proposal photos forever! Don’t look back with regret – use a professional proposal planner.
Peace of mind is priceless. If you’re ready to plan the proposal of your dreams, contact the proposal experts at The Heart Bandits today. Don’t forget to think about how you will hide your engagement ring box in your fitted jeans. Check out a flat engagement ring box from www.ringstash.com.