Getting ready to pop the question? We at Brilliant Event Planning love proposals! Here’s some advice from our expert Proposal Planner, Sarah Glick, on how to create the perfect proposal backdrop they can’t say no to.
Make it Personal
When planning a proposal for our clients, we engage in an extensive interview process to uncover the essence and heart of the couple’s love story. When planning your own proposal, you’ll want to consider all the key factors of your relationship: everything from the details of your first date to favorite hobbies and music. Think about what binds you two together as a couple, and what makes your love story unique! Creating an aesthetically beautiful backdrop is of course worthwhile, but making the proposal personal is what creates the lasting memory we promise your bride or groom-to-be will never forget. For some inspiration, see how our fairytale obsessed couple created their ever after:
One factor about creating a proposal backdrop you may not have considered is to make sure your backdrop stands tall in height, especially if you plan to have a photographer present. Logistically, you want your backdrop to stand taller than you and your significant other’s own height, so that the backdrop can be seen in photos - no matter which angle the photographer stands from. Plus, an oversized backdrop really transforms the space and surrounds you in the personalized scene you created. Our client Ian made sure to make his love scroll stand out against the backdrop of New York City, so that his now-fiance Lauren could be enveloped in flowers and Ian’s own personal love letter to her.
It’s All in the Details
I’m sure you’ve guessed by now that we at Brilliant Event Planning have a soft spot for details. First and foremost, details are important because they create the atmosphere of personalization we mentioned before. Paying attention to the smallest of pieces from your love story’s puzzle creates a better and more personal picture. Details are also important for giving your significant other multiple elements to examine after you pop the question and prolong the moment. Philip prepared a Shakespearean journey to propose to Jenni: the two walked through Central Park in the rain where Jenni found a wooden chest. Inside Philip had included flower seed packets with love notes written on them. Philip even engraved the chest with his own personalized message for their future as husband and wife! The smile on Jenni’s face says it all.
Whether it be glasses of champagne served shortly after you get down on one knee or love letters written on paper airplanes for a pilot’s proposal, our suggestions are sure to set your proposal apart and make this moment truly *brilliant*!
A big thank you to Mikkel Paige Photography for the amazing proposal photos for Dana and Jason, and Jessica and Ian, and to Blue Daisy for providing the perfect paparazzi photos for Jenni and Philip. Beautiful flowers for Lauren and Ian's proposal were provided by The Arrangement.