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The View from The Shard, London, introduces proposal packages

23 May 2017

Couples can now pop the question in style 800ft above London with The View from The Shard's proposal packages

Headed by official 'Ring Leader' and proposal manager, Kate Macdonald, the proposal packages available at The View from The Shard, London’s highest viewing platform, offer a romantic way to pop the question.

Since the attraction opened four years ago, demand for proposals at The View from The Shard have continued to soar, thanks to the attraction’s spectacular 360-degree panoramic views, set high above the city’s skyline.

Couples are now invited to buy a proposal package, which includes the expert services of Kate and her team to coordinate the special moment. Prices start from £495 and include:

  • Exclusive 30-minute hire of The View from The Shard (for two guests)
  • Two glasses of Lanson Brut Champagne – this can be replaced with a non-alcoholic sparkling champagne
  • The View from The Shard tote bag, including Premium Lanson White Label Champagne and Charbonnel et Walker truffles
  • Dedicated proposal concierge to help make your surprise proposal unforgettable
  • Romantic personalised soundtrack

In response to the new launch, Kate Macdonald has shared her top five tips for the perfect proposal at The View from The Shard:

1. Watch those metal detectors

From visiting attractions to passing through airports, you can’t escape the metal detector. Make sure you place the ring in a safe compartment of your bag before getting a full frisk and revealing the big secret in your back pocket.

2. Music and me

Nailing the playlist to your proposal can make the difference between an emotion-filled personal setting, or a cliché one-size-fits-all disaster. Strike the right balance between cheese and romance to really capture the moment and make it more personal to you and your other half.

3. Prep is key

If you’re organising a surprise proposal then make sure to prep everyone involved. It’s hard enough not spoiling the special moment yourself without having an organiser blow your cover. At View from The Shard, we ask for a photograph of you and your partner so we can spot you on arrival and make sure to give you the extra special treatment which our engagement package provides.

4. Capture it

One thing we repeatedly hear is how couples wish they had caught the moment on camera. With the age of Instagram and Facebook upon us, make sure you go that extra mile and arrange a professional photographer (we use our in-house photographer) to really rack up the likes.

5. Simple touches

A few tweaks and plans here and there go really far and show you’ve thought of everything. At View from The Shard, we always ensure our proposals take place on the north side so that when those lift doors open on level 69, there is a romantic pathway of rose petals and candles awaiting the happy couple.

For more information, visit www.theviewfromtheshard.com.

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