Eiffel Tower Engagement Ideas & Proposal Packages
There’s nothing quite like an Eiffel Tower proposal… such a monumental question at one of the most iconic places in the world. Over the past few years, we have helped capture the question for so many love birds. Therefore, we decided to put together a list of all the best ways to propose at the Eiffel Tower!
If you are considering a surprise engagement and don’t know exactly where to propose, don’t miss all our favorite Eiffel Tower proposal ideas which include romantic, unique, and private spots to choose from. Also, if you are interested in capturing the big moment, we give all our tips to hire the best Eiffel Tower proposal photographer for the job.
What is the best way to propose under the Eiffel Tower?
If you are still trying to come up with Eiffel Tower proposal ideas, there are many nice engagement spots. If you want to avoid crowds, early is best… but sometimes the crowd acts as a natural background and makes it easy for a photographer to hide among all the other people with professional cameras. Another plus to having more people around is that they will applaud and celebrate along with the couple the moment they hear the YES!
What is the best time for lighting and to avoid crowds?
The best time to propose is definitely early in the morning, about 30 minutes after the sunrise or late afternoon during the golden hour.
Where are the best Eiffel Tower proposal spots?
Our favorite Eiffel Tower proposal ideas are:
- The Trocadero deck in the early morning/sunrise when not many tourists come
- Pont de Bir-Hakeim overlooking the Eiffel Tower
- Debilly port waiting for the Eiffel tower to light up at night
- The Trocadero Gardens are great for post-proposal photos in the morning.
Other great proposal spots in Paris include:
- Versailles at Marie Antoinette’s hamlet
- The Louvre Museum
- Arc de Triomphe de l’Étoile
- Tuileries Garden
Planning an Eiffel Tower Proposal
Adrenaline starts to rush the second you reach for the ring, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed with emotions… so much so, that some people can’t even remember their engagement moment. Hiring a photographer for your surprise proposal will allow you to capture and relive that moment again and again.
We asked our Eiffel Tower proposal photographer to help answer a few frequently asked questions about capturing a Paris engagement. Below are their answers:
What do you think about surprise proposals at the Eiffel Tower?
I have helped capture dozens of surprise proposals at the Eiffel Tower. It’s a very fun job that I like because the challenge is to capture their surprise moment and expression that will always be with them forever.
How do you coordinate the proposal time?
In my opinion, there are 3 types of ways to propose under the Eiffel Tower:
- The other person knows that they hired a vacation photographer
- The other person doesn’t know about the Eiffel Tower proposal photographer, so I must hide.
- Some other surprise plans. For example, the other person doesn’t even know that the guy will be in Paris.
Case #1 is very simple. We do a normal Paris photoshoot, and at the agreed spot I’ll give a secret hand signal so that he/she knows it is time and that I am ready.
Case #2 is we agreed on a spot. I’ll send my photo so he/she can recognize me. Then we’ll discuss where he/she should stand and where the photographer’s location will be. In Paris, it’s easy to follow people without being noticed since all the tourists are carrying professional cameras too.
Case #3 requires a lot of planning and discussion. It’s almost like a mission impossible game. How can we lure the other person to the spot without ruining the surprise?
How do you set up the meeting spot?
After deciding on the exact proposal spot, we usually discuss the details and logistics. The best way to keep track of our locations, especially if it is a surprise proposal, it to use share our live locations on WhatsApp to make sure we can find each other.
Is there a secret signal to give the Eiffel Tower proposal photographer?
As there are always a lot of people with professional cameras, it is easy for me to blend among them. During the planning process, I ask for pictures of the couple so that I can recognize them on the day of the engagement.
Once I make visual contact with the one who is preparing the surprise, he or she will ask me to take a picture of them with their camera. Then I tell them, “That is a nice spot over there!”
That is the moment of the Eiffel Tower engagement! After popping the question, we take a walk around for more pictures to capture the post-proposal glow.
Are there any additional costs to be aware of?
Good news: There are no additional costs!
Do you have any other general tips?
Make sure your soon-to-be fiancée has the Eiffel Tower behind them so that the proposal photographer can capture the moment perfectly. Wait for people to walk away from you so that you are alone in the frame.
Take your time while proposing, tell her/him why you love her/him, and wait for the answer before standing back up. Also, dress well and try to avoid dark colors.
Eiffel Tower Proposal Packages
The moment you reach for the ring, adrenaline and emotions start to kick in and you might not even remember the moment! Hiring a secret Paris proposal photographer for your surprise engagement will allow you to capture and relive that moment again and again.
Your marriage proposal is a story you will never tire of telling, so it definitely deserves better than selfies! Capture it with Paris proposal photography that you’ll look back on for years to come.
How does a proposal photoshoot work?
Before choosing a photographer, we recommend having some Paris proposal ideas in mind first! There are two ways a proposal photoshoot usually happens:
- Hire the photographer for a “normal” photoshoot with your partner, but let the photographer in on your secret proposal plan! This is the best way to ensure the photographer captures the moment perfectly, usually at a closer distance and better positioned.
- The photographer can be waiting at the designated spot to secretly capture the moment, paparazzi-style. After the big moment, the photographer can introduce themselves and proceed to capture that post-engagement glow.
After your photo shoot is booked, you will be able to plan and coordinate with your photographer directly.
How much is an Eiffel Tower proposal package?
We have photographers on our team that specialize in capturing proposals and engagement photoshoots. Check out our list of the best Paris proposal photographers to see pricing, compare portfolios, read customer reviews, and check date availability.
Below are our 3 different Paris proposal packages & pricing:
What’s included in a Paris proposal package?
With every proposal photography package, you’ll get high-resolution engagement photos that are professionally edited and delivered by email in a private online gallery within 5 business days. In your gallery, you will be able to see all the photos from your proposal photoshoot and get to download a certain number of your favorites, depending on your package. It also includes:
- one-on-one planning with your proposal photographer
- photos of the big moment and post-engagement
- private online gallery
- high-resolution photos that are professionally edited
- photos delivered within 5 days