TB’s How-To (Learn from my mistakes) Guide to Planning a Proposal

We've all seen the Hollywood version of romance. The Notebook, How I Met Your Mother or a host of other romantic comedies. It's a simple formula. Guy meets Girl. Romantic things happen. Plucky best friend helps in some way. Guy does something stupid. Somehow, Guy works his way back into Girl’s good graces, and then it happens. Guy pops the question to Girl… doves fly, planets align, and everything is perfect… The one thing all these films have in common is that the world makes it relatively easy on the guy. Things just work out. These guys have never fallen in love with a wedding planner.