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Extreme proposals: How to pop the question with style

Posted: 7:53 PM, Mar 22, 2013
Updated: 2013-03-22 19:53:16-04

Manhattan, NY – From flash mobs to fireworks, marriage proposals these days prove people are going big when they’re popping the big question!

Founder and CEO Stacy Tasman of http://www.howheasked.com said, “Today, proposals are not just about the moment of asking with a diamond ring.  You’re now involving your family, you’re doing all-day events, you’re doing scavenger hunts, you’re hiring videographers, proposal planners, it’s a big deal!”

Yes, you read that right – proposal planners!  People you hire to plan your proposal from beginning to end.

“Men are going big and sometimes it’s a little tough for them to execute everything and plan everything.  So, they have a proposal planner to come in and help, either generate the idea, do day-of coordination or plan the whole thing,” said Tasman.

Tasman described one of her favorite proposal stories of Moriah and Chris .  “Since Moriah was a little girl, she had a recurring dream that Peter Pan would knock on her window and ask her on a date.  So, Chris rented out a  pirate ship boat and got costumes.  While Moriah was walking along the harbor with one of her friends, someone suddenly came up to her with a dress that looks like the one Wendy wears in the Peter Pan Disney movie.  She gets in the dress, she gets on the boat and there Chris is in his whole Peter Pan getup, he asks her to marry him, she says yes, and the fireworks go off.  The ultimate fairytale proposal,” said Tasman.

While Tasman’s site started out as a place to simply share stories, pictures and videos of proposals, with proposals getting bigger and bigger, the site has turned into a one-stop-shop for resources so your proposal goes smoothly.  You can find everything from a proposal planners and flash mobs you can hire to jewelers you can contact to buy the ring.

Tasman said, “Ultimately we want to give men and women all the tools they need to pull off the perfect proposal and of course, we her or him to say ‘Yes’!”

These over-the-top proposals can get costly.  One man spent $45,000 whisking his soon-to-be-fiancee to Greece to stay in a series of honeymoon suites.