It seems like you can’t go more than a few minutes in modern life without running into social media- if you’re not going on Facebook or getting alerts from Twitter, then people are emailing you links to YouTube and sending you to Pinterest pages. In this modern world of constant connection, it should come as no surprise that, yes, social media has had an impact on marriage proposals.
Once upon a time, a proposal would happen in front of a few witnesses- friends, family, or just the couple by themselves- and live on as a story to be retold for years. Then, with the advent of film and video, it became possible to preserve the memory as a photograph or a film, which could be brought out on special occasions and passed around.
Now, however, one can propose in the morning and have the video on YouTube by evening, sometimes racking up thousands of hits within the first few days. Especially touching, inspiring, or well-executed proposal videos sometimes go viral, and anyone planning a marriage proposal has an unprecedented wealth of articles, videos, and blogs to draw from.
On one hand, this has made planning a marriage proposal easier, since it’s possible to look at the experiences of so many other people for tips and ideas.
On the other hand, now you have the whole world to compare your proposal to, and it has become even more important to make yours proposal a spectacular one. Even if you don’t have dreams of wowing the Internet with your display of devotion, both you and she have seen a lot of amazing proposals by now. Like it or not, social media has raised the bar- if you want your proposal to stand out against all of the other amazing ones on the internet, you have to really step up to the plate and plan something perfect.
If this seems a little daunting, fear not. The Heart Bandits are ready and waiting to guide you through the process of creating an amazing proposal, tailored to your sweetheart, that will sweep her off her feet (and get some likes on Facebook, if that’s your thing.) Contact us today to start planning your own perfect proposal.Michele