Interview with The Heart Bandits, Marriage Proposal Planners
A picture is worth a thousand words. Hiring a Proposal Photographer is one of the most important parts of a proposal. But don’t just take my word for it. I interviewed Michele Velazquez, owner of a Proposal Planning Company, The Heart Bandits.
Q. So, this is the first I have ever heard of a Proposal Planner. What exactly do you do?
A. I help people all over the world propose to their partners. If someone doesn’t have a clue on how to propose, then I will help them come up with a unique and personalized way to propose. After they have an idea that they love, I then go into Event Planning mode and bring the proposal to life.
Q. Interesting. Why do you think people use your services?
A. Time is a commodity. We all have so many things to do in one day that it is difficult to finish it all. With something as important as a proposal, people understand it has to get done right so they outsource it.
Q. What advice can you give anyone who is thinking about proposing?
A. The top three things I always recommend is to have a budget for the proposal, have a plan, and photograph or video the proposal.
Q. How important is photography in a proposal?
A. Nowadays, photographing a proposal is a must. It is great to have pictures to show your children and grandchildren how you proposed. Also, with social media being commonplace in today’s society, everyone wants to share their special moments with their loved ones right away.
Thank you so much Michele. Stay tuned for some amazing proposal collaboration with The Heart Bandits.
On April 24, 2010 Michele and Marvin went on a romantic sunset dinner cruise around Marina Del Rey harbor. After a wonderful dinner and dessert, Marvin asked Michele to go to the top of the boat. They made their way to the front deck where the view was amazing, the water was quiet, and the stars were out. Marvin dropped down on one knee and asked Michele to be his wife. Michele of course said yes.
Upon reflecting on her proposal, Michele realized how much nicer her marriage proposal would have been if it were captured with a picture. This led her to start thinking of offering a full-service Marriage Proposal Planning Company which would include marriage proposal ideas, proposal event coordination, and execution. Adding Romantic Date Planning seemed like a natural addition. Michele brought this idea to her fiancé Marvin who had recently been in the shoes of the guidance-seeking proposer. He loved the idea and The Heart Bandits were born.