How to propose to your girl the right way
A woman from Monmouthshire, Wales, who has been disappointed by her boyfriend's attempt at popping the question, is offering lessons in how to propose
Sam Sheppard, 34, claimed that she did not even realise her lover was popping the question and the experience was more like “being asked out for pizza” - so she set up a company to train other men in the art of proposing.
She has started her own company, The Proposal Expert, and has already helped couples all over Britain to take the first step toward tying the knot, the Telegraph reported.
Although most of her customers have kept secret the fact that they paid her for help.
“The idea came from my own disappointing experience - my boyfriend proposed to me during an argument in the same way you might ask someone if they'd like to go for a pizza,” Sheppard said.
“I want to help other people not to feel how I felt. Initially, I felt like he couldn’t really care about me to have asked that way, though of course I know that's not true at all,” she said.
She asks key questions to put together the pieces of the puzzle - what makes their partner laugh, how they spend their Saturday mornings - those little things build up a picture.
Once we’ve got the idea, the proposer can then have as much or as little input as they like.
So far she’s got a 100 percent success rate.
Despite the fact that her boyfriend Ryan Galeozzi got the proposal so wrong the couple are still together.
Galeozzi, her boyfriend of four years, is planning a second attempt.
It can take up to three weeks for Shepherd, who has been compared to matchmaker Hitch from the 2005 Will Smith film of the same name, to plan the perfect proposal.
The groom – or bride – to be can choose from a number of packages, ranging from an bespoke ideas consultation costing under 100 pounds, to a full proposal planning service where every aspect is organised. Miss Sheppard claims she can cater for any budget, from 10 pounds to 10,000 pounds.