Next week, the world will find out who Arie Luyendyk Jr. will pick as his bride-to-be on the two-night finale of ABC’s the “Bachelor.” While there’s buzz the ending is a quite the shocker, there will no doubt be an elaborate setup for the final rose handout.
The reality show has made it a tradition of planning over-the-top proposals for their contestants with locations ranging from a beach in Fiji to a mountaintop in Switzerland. Helicopters are almost always involved as well as spectacular views.
“A signature Bachelor proposal includes a ridiculously long walk, an extravagant setting, and the inevitable Neil Lane ring box shot,” says Catherine Giudici, the winner of the seventeenth season. “The sunset, the colors of the surroundings, the gold gown I got to wear: it was all part of such a surreal moment.”
And while the crew went wild and created a lake for Catherine’s proposal, there are some less grandiose ways to have a “Bachelor”-esque proposal of your own. According to Catherine, “Hire lots and lots of videographers, photographers, and make sure you're both dressed for a black-tie event. Oh, and the fiancée-to-be has to have her nails done!”
But if you want to go true “Bachelor” style and have someone else plan an over-the-top event, then have no fear because some hotels created proposal packages inspired by the show. They come complete with TV-ready elements like helicopters, champagne, and, of course, roses. A group of 20 other contestants and TV crew is not included.
1. Final Rose Proposal Package at The Iron Horse Hotel
In 2017, Milwaukee-born's Nick Viall of "The Bachelor," hosted a private date night on air in his hometown at The Iron Horse Hotel. In honor of the visit, the hotel created a Bachelor-themed proposal. The night starts with a private romantic dinner in The Library, where the room will be filled with roses, candles and endless bottles of champagne. Then a camera crew will film the entire proposal, and edit a video with a tear-jerking music score to make it a memento Chris Harrison would even swoon over.
2. Romance Package at The Buccaneer
The Buccaneer hotel in St. Croix hosted “The Bachelor “in Season 17, and now guests can experience the same privacy and romance as featured on the show with the Romance Package. You get a king bedroom, bottle of prosecco, chocolates, in-room massage, beach picnic, half-day Buck Island Snorkeling Trip (as seen on the show), sunset sail cruise, couples Infinity Bracelets by IB Designs, private dinner in the historic Sugar Mill (exactly as Bachelor Sean Lowe and his date did in the episode), and a car rental to explore the island. She would be crazy not to say yes!
3. Custom Experience Package at Entre Cielos Luxury Wine Hotel + Spa
When the “Bachelorette filmed” in South America, JoJo took her final date to a stunning vineyard in Mendoza, Argentina. The folks at this intimate property, want to help you create your own TV-worthy experience and have a dedicated Experience Concierge on hand to plan every detail of your proposal. While he’ll plan dinners, bike rides, massages, and wine tastings during your romantic stay, the favorite bended-knee spot is the unique “Vineyard Loft.” The space is raised 30 feet above eight acres of Malbec grapes on the hotel’s property and features a hot tub on the outdoor terrace overlooking the vineyard. You can’t have a reality TV moment without a Jacuzzi.
4. Million Euro Proposal at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo
Although the “Bachelor” didn’t film at this luxury hotel, it certainly has a proposal package that would rival any final rose ceremony. The million-euro experience begins with a private jet ride to Monaco from anywhere in the world, followed by a couples’ massage at Spa Metropole by Givenchy, and a luxury shopping spree in Monaco with a personal shopper. And that’s just the morning activities. The afternoon begins when you enter the Carré d’Or penthouse suite, which is decorated with rose petals and 1,000 candles on the terrace. At night, you’re treated to a private dinner by a Michelin-starred team while a plane with a “will you marry me” banner flies overhead.
5. Propose Like a Prince Package at Conrad New York
You can’t have a Bachelor-worthy proposal without a helicopter ride. That’s why the Conrad New York created their over-the-top package to make a TV love story come true. A two-night stay in a rose petal adorned suit is included with a bottle of Cristal champagne, and, of course, a private helicopter tour of Manhattan. They also include a private ring consultation with London Jewelers just how Neil Lane meets with the contestants each season.