We’ve heard of wedding planners, but how about proposal planners?
“People started asking ‘What is this, I’ve never heard of this before’, and since then we’ve done six proposals.”
A pair of ambitious Vancouver entrepreneurs are in the business of facilitating and planning everything from dates to helping pop the question.
Karen and Kimberly Lee co-founded Just Because Vancouver.
Their packages customize to their clients’ interests based on their partner’s questionnaire, and from there help plan and execute a wedding proposal.
And while they understand there may be a perception that having a third-party involved can take away the unique or intimate aspect of a marriage proposal away, they believe they only add to that experience.
“Once they see how much work is being put into it and how much more creativity can be instilled in this proposal, they get really excited and they’re very thankful at the end. They think it’s very worth it.”
While all their clients so far have been men, the two are hoping to increase their female clientele soon.
Avoid the tacky proposal
There have been some terrible wedding proposals over the years.
Tacky ones, like a flash mob or a basketball game; even the ill-advised idea of proposing at a McDonald’s drive-thru.
“Proposal planning is happening now, and it’s going to be the next biggest industry.”
Karen and Kimberly designed the company to avoid creating those painful memories.
“We actually sit down with the proposer, get to know him a little bit and they usually have ideas for us. And then together we would collaborate to make it a set thing where we think of all the little things.”
The two also go beyond planning proposals, offering date planning services to those who either lack creative juices or are looking for help to provide an extra spark.