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I am carrying the proposal theme on this afternoon following on from this morning’s proposal photo shoot and introducing you to two lovely ladies Tiffany and Daisy from The Proposers. The Proposers is a company that specializes in planning the perfect wedding proposal. It’s a new and unique business idea that I just had to share with you as soon as I heard about it!
I’ll let Tiffany and Daisy explain……..
We are two extremely passionate romantic girls that joined forces to create the first UK bespoke proposal planning service. Weddings breed pressure: a pressure to pick the perfect venue, choreograph the first dance, but above all – plan the perfect proposal!
The fact is, your girlfriend is expecting a fairytale. Believe us when we tell you every woman wants her proposal to be perfect.. Doing it in front of the box after a curry and a few beers just won’t do.
Men – here’s why you have to listen: Your proposal has to be unique, thoughtful and above all, one of the most memorable days of her (and your) life. And that’s where we come in. We can take the pressure off you and allow you to bask in the glory of the “yes.”
You may or may not have given it much thought but we’re prepared to bet your girlfriend has. So give her the dream proposal she has always wished for and get in touch, you’ve got nothing to lose (except your missus when she dumps you for an embarrassing proposal).
What made you start your business?
We met a few years ago when we witnessed a creative proposal ‘gone wrong’ in Hyde Park. The thought was there but unfortunately the spelling wasn’t. The Wannabe groom had decided to propose by writing Make me the happiest man alive and marry me” in candles on the grass. Unfortunately he had spelt happiest wrong. Luckily for him, Daisy and I spotted this and quickly amended it before the bride-to-be arrived – we also offered to take some photos for him whilst he was down on one knee. We stayed around to watch the magic happen and was delighted when she said YES.
Both being huge romantics and suckers for a good story, we spotted a gap in the market and decided to set-up The Proposers which offers bespoke proposal planning to anyone that just needs a bit of a helping hand.
When did you start the business?
We planned our first proposal in 2011 and have done many proposals since but the company officially launched in May 2012
Where are you based?
London but we work all over the UK, and can even arrange proposals abroad if that’s something people would like us to do. We have arranged proposals in Switzerland, Ibiza, Paris and Thailand
How would you describe your style?
The Proposers are a unique service that adds a personal touch to every proposal. We’re a modern creative company that creates each bespoke proposal as if it were their own. Tradition is still important to us so we’ve found ways of including tradition and proposal etiquette but with a modern twist. Personally we’re two girls with a passion for romance and eye for detail, we’re here to make sure that everyone has that special moment that they’ll treasure forever.
What makes you different to your competitors?
We don’t have any competitors! We are the First UK Proposal planners. Daisy and I saw a niche in the market place. The wedding industry is saturated with wedding planners but there is no one to help out with proposals. After all, the way he proposed is something you will want to tell your grandkids – so men have to get it right. Which is why we are here with a helping hand!
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Hearing about all the yes’s! It fantastic to work with people who are about to get engaged – you can’t help but share their excitement. And there is nothing better than hearing the excitement in the couple once the proposal has happened and she’s said yes. IT doesn’t feel like work at all. We also get to work with some fantastic supplies, wedding bloggers, wedding planners….
♥ Gold Package £100 – two tailored proposal ideas to match your brief. Youu are then free to take these ideas and run with them.
♥ Platinum £250 – Includes the Gold package but having chosen your ideal proposal we will then set about making it a reality. From negotiating the cheapest deal on a ring, booking a holiday, writing a poem, to getting the best seat in a restaurant, no task is too big or too small.
♥ Diamond Package – The full service of the platinum package with the addition of a qualified photographer or videographer to capture the big moment on camera. Why go to all the trouble of an elaborate proposal if you can’t show it to all of your friends and family?!
*These costs do not include supplier costs or props, only our time.
A bit more about Tiffany and Daisy
We we’re born to do this. You don’t just become a Proposal Planner overnight; it takes time to really know your stuff. In fact, over the past 10 years we achieved quite a few things we’re proud of, and here’s a few:
Written for top magazines such as Grazia, Marie Claire, Elle and Cosmopolitan to name a few, not discounting plenty of wedding magazines and blogs. As a result we know all of the best venues, stylists, photographers etc who can help with your proposal.
Extensive worldwide travel with time spent working in Australia, Greece, Switzerland and Ibiza meaning we have contacts worldwide so if you want to arrange a proposal abroad, we know how to do it.
Graduated with degrees in Advertising & Marketing and Drama & English, so when it comes to creative ideas, we’ve certainly got an imagination and think outside of the box – no proposal will be too much of a challenge.
Most importantly, we’re at the age where everyone is getting married so we’re in the ideal position to learn and share our knowledge
We have recently arranged a proposal which involved a romantic treasure hunt around London. Having spoken to the wannabe groom, he explained that London was a special place for him and his girlfriend as they had shared lots of happy memories there together. We then decided to arrange a proposal where we set up a treasure hunt for his girlfriend taking her around iconic tourist attractions in London. At each attraction she found a photo of her and her boyfriend, or a memory that he has written out, and a clue. The clues eventually lead her to a VIP members bar over looking London where he was waiting for her on bended knee. Of course she said yes!