We know that merely deciding to ask your girlfriend to be your wife can be just as nerve-wracking as it is exciting—so why not make the whole process a little easier? Enter proposal-planning services, which can supply everything from ideas to helping you execute them. And with everything being arranged for you, that means more time to focus on something even more important: the ring. (This guide can help on that front.)
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For the guy who needs help planning the perfect-but not over-the-top-proposal: The Yes Girls

Think of this service as a way to take the stress out of popping the question. The Yes Girls team does everything from create a list of proposal ideas tailored just to you ($299) to actually making these ideas a reality by booking vendors, planning the details, and putting together a timeline ($299 plus customized rate). To take it one step further, you can even opt for a complete, all-inclusive package, like a wine-themed Napa Valley proposal.

For the guy who wants his proposal to be talked about for years to come (or even go viral): Brilliant Event Planning

While Brilliant Event Planning-a New York-based company run by Sarah Pease and Sarah Glick-can arrange the most intimate proposals, this is who to turn to for those that involve marching bands, scavenger hunts, even elaborate flash mobs. According to Glick, "Clients who plan proposals with us typically spend anywhere from $5,000 and up, though most spend somewhere around $10,000 or $15,000." A small price to pay to make the love of your life the happiest woman in the world.

For the guy who wants his proposal to double as an adventure: Black Tomato

Want to hide the engagement ring in a remote glacial cave in Iceland? Or how about spend the night you propose on an uninhabited island in the Maldives? The bespoke adventure company Black Tomato recently launched a proposal service, and can arrange one-of-a-kind proposals in far-flung destinations like Mongolia and Africa. (More classically romantic options in cities like Florence and Paris are also possible.) You can also opt to have a photographer on-hand to secretly capture the moment.


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