Bryony Gordon: Popping the question in romantic Paris? Well, actually that 's not romantic at all
Thank you, America – where else? – for the proposal planner. It’s a new service for the man who has everything but the power of original thought, and it will help him dream up imaginative ways to pop the question. Helicopter rides, romantic trips to the moon, bending the rules of meteorology so that the clouds spell out "WILL YOU MARRY ME?" – if you’ve got the cash, they’ll dream it up.
For as little as $500 – or as much as $12,000 – companies such as Brilliant Event Planning will guide you through the act of dropping to one knee and mouthing the four words.
Proposing has become a right song and dance, and I mean this literally. Take the man who got a choir to sing Lovely Day to his intended as she commuted home on the 19.57 from Euston. She tearfully accepted his proposal, though I like to think that was so she could shut them up and get back to her book.