Proposal Ideas

We’re proud to welcome to the site Marvin and Michele Velazquez of The Heart Bandits – the #1 proposal planners in the world! We’re honored that they have agreed to share their wisdom with our readers. Here you’ll find real life accounts of amazing proposals they’ve planned as well as other content they feel is relevant for the prospective proposer!

Marriage Proposal in Portland at Beautiful Waterfall

Today’s featured marriage proposal was created by your Proposal Planners at The Heart Bandits.  Keith contacted us because he wanted to propose using umbrellas that spell out Will You Marry Me.  But he knew he needed some help from professionals to pull off such an elaborate proposal idea.  We began by finding the perfect proposal …


New York Rooftop Proposal.  Photo courtesy Sean Kim Photography

New York Proposal

Last fall we received an email from Adam, who was from England but was going to be visiting New York City with his then girlfriend Vicky. He didn’t want to lose the opportunity of being in a great city such as New York and he know how to propose but just needed help. Proposing while …


Philadelphia Proposal

Philadelphia Proposal

When Dave came to The Heart Bandits seeking the perfect proposal idea, he wanted to know how to propose in a way that would be sentimental and special without a huge production. He lives in Philadelphia so doing something outdoors in the winter wouldn’t have worked well so he needed something indoors. The idea that …


Beach Proposal

Beach Proposal

Proposing on the beach is a great proposal idea.  Add the white sandy beaches of Mexico and a childhood fairytale and you have perfection.  When Michael called us and told us his proposal inspiration, our hearts melted.  His girlfriend Liz was told a childhood fairytale growing up.  Her grandma told her that one day a …


Amazing Beach Proposal in Mexico

Amazing Beach Proposal in Mexico

Proposing on the beach is a great marriage proposal idea.  Add the white sandy beaches of Mexico and a childhood fairytale and you have perfection.  When Michael called us and told us his proposal inspiration, our hearts melted.  His girlfriend Liz was told a childhood fairytale growing up.  Her grandma told her that one day …


Los Angeles Proposal Idea

Los Angeles Proposal Idea

When you think of Los Angeles, you think about sunshine, beaches, celebrities, etc.  But you don’t think about ice.  But when you are trying to figure out how to propose in LA, you should.  There is a very quaint ice skating rink right in the middle of Santa Monica that is the perfect place to …


Make Your Proposal Personal

Make Your Proposal Personal

When people come to The Heart Bandits and ask us how to propose, the number one piece of advice we give is to make the proposal personal.  No matter what your marriage proposal idea is, it needs to be made up of personal memories, private moments, and be representative of your relationship.  Check out this …


Sameer at the beach with Nisha and a painter behind them

The Artistic Beach Proposal

Sameer had known Nisha since Junior High and after they got together he felt like he could talk to her about anything so he knew at that moment that she was the one for him.  He loved her because she was intelligent, beautiful, and huggable.  He knew that it was now time to propose marriage …


How to Propose: 9 Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to budget for a proposal? Absolutely!  Mistakenly, a lot of people save money for an engagement ring yet they save no money for the actual proposal.  The first question people will ask your partner once they announce their engagement is, “How did he propose?”  Don’t you want the story that they will …


Guitarist asking Isaac for any requests

The “Better Together” Proposal

Guitarist asking Isaac for any requests. Photo courtesy Andrea Patrica Photography Isaac really wanted to propose to his girlfriend Christine on November 12, 2011.  This was the only day that he could do it because he was going to have all of her friends and family in town at the same time.  They were all …


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