It’s a moment you’ve dreamed of and anticipated all your life: either as the proposer, kneeling and unveiling the sparkling diamond engagement ring to your true love; or as the proposed, surprised and swept off your feet by the promise of marriage. If you’re the latter, there is no need to prepare for this life-changing moment. It’s meant to come as a surprise. If you’re the former, however, planning is crucial, even if you’re confident you’re going to get the answer you want when you pop the big question. This is a moment that will be remembered and relived throughout your marriage. You want to get it right. You want it to look and feel like a special moment, because it is…every bit as special as the marriage vows to follow. And if you’re not confident of the answer you’ll get when you take that knee, where and how you propose can make all the difference in the world. With that in mind, here are three tips to seal your destination engagement in Cabo San Lucas.
Choose a Setting That’s Equal to the Moment
A golden sand beach bounded by towering rocks and two major bodies of water is a place so special it inspires awe and wonder. The momentous nature of an occasion like a wedding proposal is not elevated–it’s already as big as big can be–but rather confirmed in its overwhelming importance by the spectacular beauty of the backdrop.
This idea of matching big settings to big events is important to remember when planning an engagement in Cabo San Lucas. It is, in fact, the reason many choose the Land’s End city in the first place. Blessed with a temperate year-round climate, miles of gorgeous coastline, and a stunning diversity of picturesque panoramas–rugged mountains, stark desert, windswept beaches with swaying palm trees–Cabo is a sun-splashed tropical paradise, a picture postcard come vividly to life.
Imagine a place filled with magnificent settings that seem to have been custom-crafted by a higher power specifically to host momentous, once-in-a-lifetime events. What could be more appropriate, for example, than popping the question on Lover’s Beach, steps from the 80-million-year-old granite arch that marks the terminus of the 800-mile-long Baja California peninsula? What about taking a knee by the infinity pool of a cliffside luxury villa perched high above crashing Pacific Ocean waves, or on the deck of a gleaming private yacht as whales breach or dolphins frolic in the distance?
The options are nearly limitless, so much so that you might want to speak to a local expert about which breathtaking location works best for your specific vision. Speaking of which…
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Get Professional Help from a Proposal Planner
If you really want to seal the deal on an engagement in Cabo, the best decision you can possibly make is enlisting professional help.
For starters, as important as setting is, there are many more things you can do to create a proposal scenario that will wow that special someone, from hiring musicians or having caterers pack your basket with Champagne and truffles for a Lover’s Beach picnic to romantic horseback rides or soaring excursions over Land’s End in a motorized hang glider.
Enter Creative Destination Events, the premier full-service planning and production company in Cabo San Lucas. We may be best known for planning destination weddings, but our talented team of planners has experience with a wide variety of special events, including proposals and engagement parties.
Our process starts with a one-on-one consultation (we’re committed to close working relationships with our clients, and take pride in our quick responses to queries and questions) in which your dedicated planner will tease out your vision for the perfect proposal. From there, we’ll start the transition from vision to reality by means of timelines, digital renderings and three-dimensional floor plans, before finally helping you pull off the biggest moment of your life with smooth precision and seamless production.
It can be as simple as a romantic sunset walk to a designated locale, or as delicate as a dinner for two with a cadre of friends and family hidden nearby. With CDE, the only thing you have to worry about is popping the question. We’ll take care of everything else!
Capture the Moment for Posterity
You’ve found the perfect spot to pop the question, and you’ve engaged Creative Destination Events to make sure your “engagement in Cabo” goes exactly according to plan. What else is left, other than keeping the entire plan a surprise for your soon-to-be-bride?
A moment as special as a destination Cabo engagement needs to be documented, certainly by a photographer and preferably by a videographer as well. Obviously, if you’re being followed by a film crew it’s going to clue your significant other that something out of the ordinary is taking place…only celebrities are regularly stalked by photographers…so CDE will organize the event logistics, keeping photographers and other vendors well offstage until the big moment arrives, but ensuring your surprise proposal is being faithfully and exhaustively captured for posterity.
Essential though it is, however, planning can only take you so far. What’s ultimately most important is that you cared enough about your significant other, and this once-in-a-lifetime moment, to do everything within your power to try to make it perfect. Intentions matter, and so if you stutter a bit as you ask that age-old question–“Will you marry me?”–she (or he) will undoubtedly understand that it’s nervousness rather than a lack of preparation.
Heartfelt conviction and a real commitment to your future together always trump slick perfection.
That’s really the key to sealing the deal on an engagement in Cabo San Lucas. That, of course, and Creative Destination Events.
Allysa & David
“Melissa’s craft and attention to detail made our proposal day absolutely perfect. My fiancé says it was more than she could have ever dreamt of.
She definitely brought out my vision and went far above and beyond what I expected. I’m forever grateful for her assistance and she’s truly earned my business if we decide to do a destination wedding here in Cabo.
The team she was able to build around this special moment were all such a pleasure to work with. Her local network or professional decorators, photographers, and videographers were all so passionate about their work. It definitely shows in the photos and trailer of our full video. Many many thanks to Oswaldo, Lands End Films, and Cabo Linens for the seamless execution. Very professional, friendly, and easy to work with. The whole team has an amazing eye and I can’t wait to see the finished video.
Melissa was very accommodating of ALL my requests and the collaboration was as easy as it could be. She is amazing at what she does and I’m glad I reached out to Creative Destination Events for my proposal. I highly recommend collaborating with Melissa for your next event, big or small.
Best wishes and more success for the coming years to Melissa and the whole team at CDE!”
Stephanie & Giorgio
Oh my! They helped me organize the most incredible engagement event and photos! Very responsive and easy to work with. Thank you Jennifer for the perfect organization. Also a shout out to the photographer Oswaldo, he really took phenomenal photos. We leave Cabo much MUCH happier now 🙂
Giorgio Di Bernardo