You’re ready to pop the 4-word question and smartly decide to propose in Paris. You want things to be personalized and unforgettable for your sweetheart with the perfect romantic location and ambiance.
Still, you’re unsure how to pull off a heartwarming destination engagement from thousands of miles away and across time zones and languages.
People hire us for our local expertise and experience in ensuring things run smoothly. Maybe you already have a few initial ideas but need an expert to transform your vision into reality. Perhaps you don’t have time to identify, negotiate with, and manage French vendors, such as florists, photographers, videographers, or musicians, and want to avoid costly missteps.
Regardless of the level of involvement or customization, Kiss Me in Paris will take any stress out of planning and make your wedding proposal in the most romantic city even more special.
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Do I Need a Marriage Proposal Planner in Paris?
create a one-of-a-kind dream proposal
Deciding whether to enlist a Paris proposal planner depends primarily on your desired involvement, the time you can commit to the planning process, and your budget. Pulling off a destination engagement takes real time and effort. It also requires a good understanding of Paris.
Suppose you intend to make a straightforward public Eiffel Tower proposal and just need someone to capture the moment. In that case, you may not need a planner and should consider working directly with your Paris photographer.
Or, you’re operating on a tight proposal budget (under €2,000). In that case, you likely can’t afford a marriage proposal planner.
I was unsure how to best surprise my soon-to-be fiancée while visiting Paris. I discovered Chantelle from Kiss Me in Paris with only days left to nail down the creative details. Oh, WOW, did she deliver! Our engagement was magical, surreal, and even better than I imagined. Now married, we regularly reminisce about Paris and how important Chantelle was in making our dreams come true. I cannot recommend her and the company enough.Jonathan McNabb
Great reasons to hire a well-connected, experienced Paris proposal planner:
- Invest in peace of mind: unexpected issues, such as a sick vendor, rain, flight delays,…, may arise. We have the Rolodex and understanding to adapt on short notice and handle any situation with grace, ensuring a stress-free experience.
- Get inspired: expect a personalized and memorable experience with unique and inventive ideas tailored to your personalities and preferences.
- We’ll help you secure the perfect proposal spot—exclusive rooftops with Eiffel Tower views, French chateaux, a private cruise, and even dreamy picnic spots.
- Vendor management: identity, negotiate with, and manage the best English-speaking local vendors, including florists, photographers & videographers, musicians, entertainment, and transport, …
- Day-of execution: on your Big Day, we will ensure things run smoothly, including vendor management, secret hotel suite surprise embellishment, dinner reservations, fun scavenger hunt games, fireworks, and reliable luxury transportation.
- Finally, we will respect your privacy and maintain discretion throughout the planning process, so your proposal remains a sublime surprise.
Words cannot describe my experience with Chantelle from Kiss Me in Paris. I knew I wanted to propose in private with the Eiffel Tower as our backdrop, but needed to figure out where to start. Chantelle and I often chatted by phone throughout the planning process. She was super responsive, easy to talk to, and warmly welcoming! A marriage proposal in the most beautiful city in the world was my dream, and Chantelle made my vision come to life. You will not find a better company out there.Manthan Davé
How much does a professional event planner cost?
It depends on the experience and reputation of the Paris proposal planner, the level of customization, and the involvement in planning and executing the perfect proposal.
Most Parisian proposal planners offer multiple proposal packages based on the expected complexity and time commitment. One person may just want his planner to secure and embellish a private rooftop, whereas others will ask for an entire fun-filled day of mini-events, secret hotel suite embellishment, luxury transport, and more.
Expect to pay anywhere from a few hundred euros for simple coordination to several thousand euros for more ambitious projects. Top-notch proposal planners often charge a percentage of the entire planning budget.
What Paris proposal package is right for me?
- Custom-made luxury proposals;
- Classic and proven proposal packages; and
- Marriage proposal idea and concept development.
Popular requests for proposal-related services include photography, video, floral design, hotel suite surprise decoration, musicians (violin, harpist, cellist, saxophone, or guitar), private dining for two, Champagne table with personalized macarons, vintage or luxury car …
We are local experts with unparalleled vendor connections and know-how. That means we can often pull off fabulous marriage proposals even on short notice. If you can imagine it, we can typically make it happen!
Where can I propose privately in Paris?
The way we see it, Trocadero, Pont des Arts, Pont Alexander iii, or Notre Dame are iconic locations but not necessarily romantic places.
We consider a proposal spot private when you invest a premium in return for a stress-free experience with the following benefits:
- More timeline flexibility;
- Greater control over the ambiance, including light, sound, decor setups, and anything else that affects your senses;
- Ability to determine who has access to your beautiful setting while keeping curious bystanders at bay.
We differentiate between commercial hotels vs. residential rooftops, nearby French châteaux, and ultra-exclusive private Seine River Cruise proposals.
Some of our favorite hotels include the Shangri La Paris, the Secret Table, Marignan, the George V, …
The prettiest castles within approximately 50km from Paris are Chateau de Villette, Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, the Palace of Versailles, and Château Bouffémont.
How much does it cost to propose in Paris?
Ultimately, it depends on the scope of your wedding proposal in Paris. Some minimalists could theoretically get away with “just” booking a Paris photographer; that would run approximately 300 euros. We would, at a minimum, recommend adding a beautiful bouquet of long-stemmed red roses and chilled French Champagne, which is relatively affordable.
But when you want to go beyond basic to create a dream proposal where every detail feels personalized with a beautiful setting and music, you’ll have to invest accordingly.
Privatizing a hotel rooftop, adding sumptuous floral designs, a red carpet, master musicians, fireworks, and coordinating talented vendors comes at a cost.
And here’s where enlisting an experienced proposal planner in Paris may be a fantastic idea. She will source everything you need, save you loads of time and potentially prevent costly mistakes while carefully managing your proposal budget.
Our Parisian proposal idea and concept generation service starts at only 250 euros. This service is ideal for DIY folks or when you intend to get engaged elsewhere than Paris (but still tap into the Kiss Me in Paris experience).
Perhaps you already love one of our tried and true wedding proposal packages, which start as low as €1,300 for the Marry Me Letters set-up.
Or maybe, you don’t want to waste hours on Instagram trying to figure out unique ideas and manage foreign vendors across time zones. You desire the perfect proposal concept created just for you. Everything should be taken care of … so all you need to do is show up and enjoy. Our custom proposal clients typically spend at least €5,000 and often more.
We Create Bespoke Marriage Proposals Designed Around You.
Full-service Design & Production
We developed a reputation for planning ridiculously glamorous, memorable, and creative surprise proposals. Kiss Me in Paris is known far and wide to obsess about details, so you don’t need to. Our designs and marriage proposal ideas are widely copied but never really duplicated. The reason? Well, it’s presumably a combination of factors; still, we’d like to think the explanation is simple: because we genuinely care about our clients’ experience.
The most memorable engagements consider your partner and the love story you share. Instead of simply dropping to your knee to pop the question, it’s about effort, chivalry, and creating a fun-filled day with multiple beautiful experiences. We simply love creating unique proposal concepts that are fun and within character for our couples. We can help with anything from simple to extraordinary and anything in between. Our job is to listen, inspire, organize, and execute. All you need to do is show up and celebrate this profoundly life-changing moment with your sweetheart.
What sets us apart?
- We focus on creating personalized marriage proposals. For an engagement to be memorable, it must include a part of you, a part of your partner, and a part of your love story. So, we’ll take the time to get to know you;
- We take pride in listening and communicating clearly in English. Our goal is to understand your needs and vision. We want to know how you picture this life-changing moment, your priorities, and your budget. How can we help make your experience even better than you ever imagined? Consider us a sounding board and reliable partner. We maintain an open line of communication from start to finish and are just a phone call or WhatsApp away;
- We create experiences. The proposal doesn’t start when you drop to one knee. Neither should it conclude when your significant other says “Yes.” Instead, think of your engagement as a tease or slow dance with many surprises building on each other. We want your sweetheart to say, “This was the best day of my life!”
- We design romantic setups that delight the senses. We obsess about details—presentation matters. We like to stimulate your five senses with a ridiculously romantic ambiance;
- Your confidential and trusted partner. You’ll gain access to priceless knowledge we’ve accumulated over the years. Importantly, we respect your privacy and maintain discretion throughout the planning process.
When you work with Kiss Me in Paris, expect us to
- inspire you with utterly romantic and unique proposal ideas;
- save you time and costly missteps by assembling the most professional English-speaking local vendor team;
- develop a crystal clear timeline so you and your vendors are always on the same page;
- streamline things with a single point of contact, resulting in efficient communication and timeline modifications;
- Make you look like a Rockstar by executing your game plan flawlessly.
Time-tested Paris Proposal Packages With Personalized Touches.
Unforgettable, luxurious, and personalized
Our Paris proposal packages aim at creating an unforgettable, luxurious, and personalized marriage proposal experience for you. They are incredibly customizable and designed to cater to your preferences, making your Big Day as memorable as possible.
Wow, where do I start? We were fortunate to work with the company’s main marriage proposal planner, Chantelle-Marie. She’s an absolute blessing and one of the best people you’ll ever work with (we even had her join our wedding in India as an honored guest). She’ll take care of anything you need. You only get one shot at this—I’m so thrilled to have had Chantelle and Kiss Me in Paris support me along the journey.Akshay Dalal
Full service, white-glove, red carpet package. Expect a ridiculously magical experience personalized to your loved one and the unique relationship you share. An experienced proposal planner in Paris will be there for you every step of the way … from initial idea generation and the sourcing of core vendors to flawless “day-of” execution. Best-suited for the discerning client who wishes to work with a local expert to design and implement a unique Paris proposal concept. Uncompromising VIP service for those who want it all and don’t typically settle for anything but the best.
Proven and time-tested, relatively budget-friendly marriage proposal packages. Rest assured that of our done-for-you ideas will be stunningly beautiful, romantic, and upscale while allowing for limited customization or upgrades. Best suited for people looking for tried and true romantic proposal ideas they can walk right into.
Perhaps you prefer to hire your vendor team and coordinate everything independently from a distance. Or maybe an expert marriage proposal planner does not neatly fit into your budget. Still, you desire ideas that will make your partner deeply fall in love with the Paris engagement forever. In that case, we’ve seen and done it all and will assist you in developing a fantastic concept that works. Best suited for people looking for unique and personalized ideas. They can choose to implement the Paris proposal concept on their own or ask us to do so.
We have the ideal solution when you want to embellish your actual proposal setting or hotel suite. Commonly requested services include gorgeous floral arrangements, oversized Marry Me letters, hotel suite surprise decoration, private dining or a Champagne table along the Seine, engraved love locks, personalized macarons, and more. Best suited when you wish to rent stunning luxury decor, floral designs, or accessories for a romantic setup.
4 Wedding Proposal Videos Guaranteed to Produce Goosebumps
The most memorable Parisian proposals have a few things in common. They are about effort, chivalry, romance, creativity, and beautiful vulnerability. It’s no longer about a singular moment (i.e., dropping to your knee to pop the question). Instead, consider creating a fun-filled day with many mini-experiences that collectively result in a dream engagement your partner will cherish forever.
In the 4 videos below—planned by marriage proposal planner, Chantelle-Marie—you’ll get to see the following:
- A private hotel rooftop engagement with a custom-made artist concept;
- A public Eiffel Tower proposal at Trocadero with the perfect romantic setup;
- The ultimate scavenger hunt Seine River boat proposal right in front of the Eiffel Tower; and
- A romantic Paris engagement at one of the most exclusive French castles.
Chantelle and her team are top-notch. My girlfriend and I got engaged today, and our experience was simply beyond! Kiss Me in Paris is the best at what they do! You must go with them when you’re after a dream proposal in Paris. They guided me every step of the way and left no stone unturned. Absolutely incredible! Salute to Chantelle, who is worth every penny!Ronald Sison
This once-in-a-lifetime Parisian love story takes you on an unbelievable adventure through the City of Love. You’ll recognize familiar landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower. The couple ends up on the Secret Table private rooftop of the Peninsula Hotel, where a drop-dead gorgeous set-up awaits: a sumptuous red carpet paving the way to the proposal spot, flickering candles, pastel-colored hydrangeas, and a master cellist. Best of all, Curtis had secretly hired a master painter to create a surprise gift for Jowie.
Andy’s wedding proposal was atypical because he invested enough to where he could have privatized most Parisian rooftops. Still, he opted for the famous public proposal spot at Trocadero. Andy created the perfect romantic setup fit for a queen, with a sumptuous red carpet enveloped by a sea of roses and candles. He hired a talented harpist to play Dee’s favorite song and had us ignite 4 fireworks fountains when he dropped to his knee. The day’s highlight occurred at the Metropolitan Hotel, where the couple sprayed their suite with an epic Champagne pop.
Jay wanted a private and unique proposal spot to ask Pri to marry him. And, considering that Paris is her favorite city, he also wanted to integrate the Eiffel Tower as the backdrop to present his engagement ring. So, he smartly opted for one of the most glamorous and logistically challenging Paris proposals—a private yacht on the Seine River.
How many people can say they got engaged at a magical French castle? Chateau de Villette is no ordinary castle; its grounds and gardens remind of Versailles, and its lavish interiors are second to none. In this amazing video (with an original song composed by Peter Deaves), you’re in for a ridiculously romantic scavenger hunt, “The Game of Love.” Get inspired with the perfect proposal, including a vintage Rolls Royce, stunning floral arrangements, and much more.
Marriage Proposals in Paris: Frequently Asked Questions.
What makes Kiss Me in Paris proposal planning better?
We know Paris, and we know engagements!
Our comprehensive approach to bringing proposals to life makes Kiss Me in Paris stand out.
We focus on creating personalized engagements that are authentic and memorable; they typically contain a part of you, a part of your partner, and a part of the love story you share.
We create experiences. A dream proposal neither starts when you drop to your knee nor ends when your sweetheart says, “Yes.” Instead, think of the experience as a tease, a flirt, a slow dance,… with little surprises building on each other and culminating in an intimate moment she’ll cherish forever.
Our sumptuous proposal setups are widely copied but never really duplicated. Why, you may ask. We want to think it’s because we are passionate, understand our clients’ visions, and appreciate that every love story is unique. We aim to awaken the senses creatively. With a keen eye for detail, we’ll ensure that every aspect of your marriage proposal is well thought out and that things run smoothly.
Paris proposals, like most events, never quite go as planned. Unexpected issues, such as a sick vendor, rain, flight delays,…, may arise. We have the Rolodex and understanding to adapt on short notice.
Think of us as your partner! You’ll gain access to priceless know-how we’ve accumulated over the years. Expect a personalized and memorable experience with unique and inventive ideas tailored to your personalities and preferences. We respect your privacy and maintain discretion throughout the planning process; your proposal remains a surprise with Kiss Me in Paris.
Is Paris a good place to propose?
Paris is custom-made for lovers. Cruise along the Seine River at night, steal a kiss under the sparkling Eiffel Tower, stroll the verdant Luxembourg Gardens, and get lost in the winding cobblestone streets of Montmartre.
We may be a tad biased, but Paris is the most romantic city we know to get engaged. Expect fantastic locations for indoor and outdoor proposals, Michelin-star restaurants, uber-chic Palace hotels, and experienced English-speaking vendors.
How do I propose to my partner in Paris?
Suppose it’s just about getting engaged in the City of Love. In that case, you only need a date, a romantic location, a diamond ring, and perhaps a local Paris photographer to document the intimate moment.
However, since you’re reading this page, chances are you’re thinking of creating something utterly special for your loved one. You want to surprise your partner with a fun-filled day with many beautiful mini-experiences that crescendo into an unforgettable marriage proposal.
In that case, it’s about chivalry, effort, and forethought as you personalize a unique Paris proposal concept that delights your sweetie’s five senses and is personally meaningful.
You may want to consider a palace hotel rooftop, Seine River yacht, French chateau, or another private spot where you control every element. It is also a fantastic idea to embellish the actual proposal setting with sumptuous flowers, candles, personal details, fireworks fountains, and much more. Add a master musician to play your soulmate’s favorite song.
Of course, you’ll want to capture this extraordinary moment with professional Paris photography and video. There is much more you can do, but you get the point.
Is proposing in Paris cliche?
The way we understand cliche is that it’s something that has lost its appeal due to overuse. The truth is that Paris is and will always be special. No other place on the planet even comes close.
Sure, the City of Love is not for everyone and does not even pretend to be. Still, thanks to its iconic locations to propose, uber-romantic hotels and restaurants, and experienced English-speaking vendors, it’s hard to conceive of a more romantic city.
What are the best marriage proposal trends in 2023?
According to The Knot, 33% of marriage proposals take place on a planned vacation getaway.
We continue to see a steady rise in Parisian proposals and feel well-positioned to comment on the current trends.
- Most requests are still for outdoor proposals in plain public view. However, demand for private rooftops is on the rise.
- Eiffel Tower proposal settings are always popular. Still, we’re seeing increased demand for unique locations that ‘say’ Paris, such as quiet gardens, distinctive bridges, Seine River yachts, and fabulous French castles…
- Personalized and creative proposal ideas are hot, such as scavenger hunts that keep your partner guessing. The cookie-cutter approach is out.
- People spend more money on their engagements, including renting luxury venues, private dining for two, master musicians, sumptuous flowers, and a vintage Rolls-Royce…
Can you propose on the Eiffel Tower?
There are no rules that say you cannot propose on the capital’s most treasured landmark: the Eiffel Tower.
However, it’s undoubtedly not recommended since many curious bystanders will surround you. Getting engaged on a wrought-iron tower in plain public view does not even sound romantic. There’s no real chance for personalization (unless you are Tom Cruise, perhaps), so forget about impressive photos.
The entire idea of an Eiffel Tower proposal is to actually see the iconic 324 meters-tall Iron Lady in your pictures, right?
We suggest exploring the monument with your fiancée after she says “yes” and capturing some fun selfies 108 stories off the ground.
What is the most romantic place to propose in Paris?
Paris is blessed with the most beautiful and romantic publicly accessible places to propose:
- luscious parks (Luxembourg Gardens, Tuileries Garden, and Parc Monceau);
- gorgeous squares (Place des Vosges, Place Dauphine);
- iconic locations around the Eiffel Tower (Trocadero, Champs de Mars, and Avenue de Camoëns)
- distinctive bridges (Bir-Hakim, Pont des Arts, and Alexander III); and
- off-the-beaten-path spots (Wall of Love, Montmartre, Shakespeare Library, …).
Alternatively, invest in a private proposal location, such as a commercial or residential rooftop, a Palace Hotel terrace, a historic salon, a private Seine River cruise, or a French chateau.
So, what proposal package should I book?
This is a loaded question. It depends on your proposal budget, the complexity of your concept and design, the number of moving parts and Parisian vendors, and a host of other factors. We recommend you schedule a short complimentary consultation to see where you stand and whether investing in a Paris proposal planner makes sense.
Where can I propose in Paris in winter?
Presumably, the intent of this question is similar to, “Where do you propose in Paris in cold weather?”
It’s possible to propose in Paris year-round. Sure, it can get nippy and occasionally freezing during the cool season, which spans from mid-November through early March.
Then again, cold temperatures may keep unwanted crowds at bay and are not a massive obstacle to pulling off a memorable marriage proposal. Heavy rainfall, however, is a challenge—notably for musicians with string instruments and visual artists (photographers and filmmakers).
Private Parisian hotel rooftops and terraces are not necessarily open year-round. Nonetheless, when you book a suite with a private balcony, it is typically straightforward to request a patio heater. Plus, since you are defacto privatizing the space, you have better timeline flexibility to wait out brief rain showers.
In summary, when it’s cold or it rains, private locations offer greater flexibility than their public counterparts. Our favorite hotels for Paris proposals include the Peninsula, Shangri La Paris, Marignan, and the Four Seasons Gorge V.
What are good proposal ideas?
There are no hard rules, and it depends on your personality, style, and budget. With that said, people often think a marriage proposal must be over the top to be memorable. We find that it needs to be well-thought-out, display chivalry and effort, and consider your partner first.
For example, does your sweetheart like the outdoors and is passionate about all things French? Then how about a dreamy picnic in a finely manicured Parisian garden, complete with baguette, cheese, and chilled Champagne?
Suppose you find it challenging to come up with creative proposal ideas. In that case, we have almost limitless concepts just waiting for you.
But first, we must understand your love story. Only then can we present ideas that feel natural and make you and your families proud.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards, debit cards, PayPal, and wire transfers. When you elect to pay the balance of your proposal package in cash, it is due on the day of your engagement.
Booking with us is fast, simple, and secure.
What if I arrive late for my proposal?
We understand that life can sometimes get in the way … Paris is a busy city, and you’re on vacation.
That said, a proposal can have many moving parts, and arriving late could affect multiple elements. Not being on time is almost not an option when you intend to propose in a public spot. Also, remember that vendors may already have other commitments after your scheduled proposal.
So, try to be on time, and let us know as soon as possible if you are experiencing any delays.
What if I need to cancel or reschedule?
It’s sometimes just impossible to keep your appointment despite the best intentions.
We’ve seen it all, from airport disruptions and canceled flights to visa issues, strikes, health, broken relationships, job conflicts, and many other challenges.
That said, much of the effort is rendered well ahead of the proposal when it comes to proposal planning. Detailed plans are made, venues are secured, and vendors are booked. Therefore your initial retainer or any monies paid are strictly non-refundable.
We are happy to work with you to find an alternative date. Just note that rescheduling will depend on the availability of places and people.
How long does it take to plan a Paris proposal?
It depends on the proposal’s scope, the number of vendors, and other factors. The more elaborate and the more moving parts, the sooner you should start planning.
Also, consider the time of the year. The best people and places to propose book out quickly during the peak season (spring, summer, and Christmas through New Year).
We recommend hiring your Paris proposal planner as soon as possible. Still, it should be music to your ears that we have the Rolodex and experience to pull off awe-inspiring engagements on short notice.
Will my partner care if I use a Paris proposal planner?
Hmmm… let’s check in with a former girlfriend … now, “fiancée.”
“Unimaginable is the word I would use to summarize my dream proposal in Paris. Every detail was so well thought-out and personalized. Yet, the grandeur was not lost in any way. I felt like royalty and was so excited to marry this incredible man. Yes, unimaginable because I could not have conceived or even asked for a more romantic and thoughtful proposal. Kiss Me in Paris made it possible for me to say “Yes” in the beautiful city to the love of my life in the most memorable way. I will forever be grateful to Kiss Me in Paris for creating this memorable experience.”
Your partner will be just over the moon that you took the time to get the professional help you needed to plan an incredible proposal.
What if it rains?
In Paris, anything can happen. The weather tends to be unpredictable. Hey, you cannot trust the forecast. In other words, do not worry about unreliable predictions unless they’ve been updated within 6-8 hours from the scheduled starting time of your proposal.
We keep an eye on weather conditions for you. We analyze the situation and recommend going ahead with the proposal or rescheduling for an earlier or later time.
If we absolutely need to reschedule, we will communicate with all the vendors in real time. That is another benefit of working with an influential and well-connected Paris proposal planner.
How do I book?
For our Proposal Idea Generation Service, you can conveniently pay online with any major credit card.
Drop us a line for more involved planning services, such as Full Service Planning. We will confirm the availability of your desired date and send you a contract and payment link. A non-refundable planning fee and a security deposit of 50% of your overall package fee reserve your preferred date and starting time.
We accept all major credit/debit cards.
Feel free to get in touch if you still have questions; call us directly or send us a WhatsApp at +33 (0)6 61 35 15 11; or +1 917 513 4350.
Do I get to keep the props you use in my set-ups?
You can keep all perishable items, such as flowers, Champagne, macarons, fireworks fountains, etc. However, anything non-perishable, such as tables, chairs, candles, lighting, Champagne crystal flutes, macaron or cake stands, etc., remains our property and will be retrieved after your event. If you are unsure, please ask us before ordering.
Can we have you pick up our design set-ups on the day after our event or even upon checkout from our hotel?
Our standard rental agreement specifies a specific date (11:59 PM) and location for insurance purposes and, importantly, logistical planning (including vans, staff, and unique props). That said, at a surcharge, we are happy to schedule the pick-up of any non-perishable items for the next day or later.
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