Episode 35

Ready to 'Pop the Question?' Key Elements You Need to Plan the Perfect Proposal - with Michele Valazquez of The Heart Bandits

Hello and welcome back to the show! This is show number 35 and today we're talking proposals! We're heading into engagement season, so if you know anyone who's planning to pop the question or if you just want to start dropping some hints, this is the perfect episode to share.

Every proposal needs some key elements to be absolutely perfect and memorable and ensure you'll get a "yes". To help us learn more is Michele Velazquez, co-owner of The Heart Bandits, a boutique, full-service Proposal Planning Company based in southern California known for planning proposals and romantic dates all over the world with clientele ranging from professional athletes to busy executives. Her work has also been featured in the Associated Press, LA Times, New York Magazine, The Morning Show, and much more.

Today, Michele and I discuss:

  • What engagement season is, when it is, and why it's so popular for engagements
  • The key elements that make a proposal perfect
  • The things people get REALLY wrong when planning a proposal
  • How to remain calm when proposing
  • How to get started planning a perfect proposal when you have absolutely no clue where or how to begin

To learn more about The Heart Bandits, click on any of the links below:




In addition, Michele also works with wedding professionals teaching them how to incorporate proposal planning and pop-up weddings into their packages. If you're a wedding pro who'd like to learn more, please visit The Heart Bandits Academy

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Felicia Zammit-McMann

Felicia is a former bride helping future brides plan their weddings in a fun and easy way - the way they should be - by sharing expert advice and personal anecdotes tackling couples most pressing and common wedding planning concerns and questions. She believes when you’re equipped with the right knowledge from the start, you’re better prepared to plan your wedding without the overwhelm and stress so many couples face.

In addition to hosting this awesome podcast, Felicia is the the owner and editor of Wedding Connections of the Hudson Valley - a regional online wedding publication based in upstate New York and is a 2019 40 under 40 Honoree in her local county for the work she’s done supporting weddings and wedding vendors in her community.

Her tips and advice have been featured in prominent wedding industry publications including The Overwhelmed Bride, The Budget Savvy Bride, and the former Wedding Industry Education.

She holds and M.A. in Communications and a B.A. in Fashion Design. During her time as an undergrad she studied in London and apprenticed with luxury couture wedding dress designer, Phillipa Lepley.

Outside of weddings, Felicia is a life-long Disney fan. She got engaged there and honeymooned there. She loves the New York Yankees, loves to cook, has a serious soft spot for cats, and is a huge history buff!