Marriage Proposals Guide | Step 3 | Perfecting the timing

At SKY-ADS we love the Joy of a Surprise!

Watch this short video to see how an actual Marriage Proposal on South Stradbroke Island Gold coast turned out.

SKY-ADS ensures your Perfect Marriage Proposal has the best chance of arriving on time. 

Proposing is all about the timing.

SKY-ADS ideas for the Perfect Marriage Proposal.

In the first part of this tutorial we have explained what makes a romantic location
In the second part, What to say in a marriage proposal message  and what to avoid  was explained.

This just leaves the creating the Perfect Timing

Happy Couple in front of sky banner demonstrating perfect timing for a Marriage Proposal

Any time of the day is great. But sometimes are better for an Aerial Marriage Proposal than others.
For example, You cannot read a banner after dark. We also have to land 30 minutes before last light.
This leads to a few difficulties   Most of which can be worked around or avoided.


90% of Aerial Marriage Proposals happen at lunchtime. There is a good reason for this, because it usually works out so well. You have scoped out a lovely location. Consideration has been given to the message and today is the big day.

Firstly relax yourself. You do not want her to get anxious. Plan a relaxed morning. Breakfast in bed for her, maybe? She might suspect something is up, but this anticipation will not hurt and will add to the romance.
Second don’t rush. Allow plenty of time for travel to the location. SKY-ADS recommend arriving 20 to 30 minutes prior to the arranged time. Look around for a while as she takes in the beautiful spot you have chosen.
Half an hour is a long time to wait in one spot. Having a picnic is a great way to make the time pass smoothly.
Keep Calm. Avoid the temptation to look at your watch or mobile phone every minute. We can send you an E.T.A. via Text Message or we can “Maintain Radio Silence” the choice is yours. You should choose the option which makes you the most comfortable and therefore least nervous.
Remember a little anticipation is great for romance; just don’t over do it.

Early morning Marriage Proposal

For example if you said “I want to propose just as the sun comes up” The next question we would ask is “Where”?
Luckily first light is actually a little before Sunrise. Therefore we have a very small window to get airborne and get to you at your selected location.
So if the Location you have chosen is Close to the Gold Coast Airport, we can catch the Sunrise with your Marriage Proposal.
First Light depends on the Season. We can work out exactly what time that will be and work with you to see if we can make the timing work at your location. 

Late in the Afternoon

Dusk is considered, by some, as a good time to propose. Which it can be; but it also needs some careful planning.
Like with early mornings; the latest time we can deliver a Marriage Proposal depends on the Distance from the Airport.
Aviation Law Dictates that we must be on the ground 30 minutes before Last light. If your Target Area is 1 hour away from the Airport. We will have to depart from your location 1 hour 30 minutes prior to Last Light.
So again if you pick a location close to the Gold Coast Airport we can achieve a Marriage Proposal quite late in the Afternoon. If you think this will appeal.

Reaction after your perfect marriage proposal

As we detailed on the marriage proposal home page. I have seen a grown woman levitate; at the sight of an wedding proposal delivered by air.
The impact of the first sight of the aircraft towing your message leaves a lasting impression.
I can still see that lady rise somehow rise from the ground to a full embrace in an instant, as soon as she saw the banner message.
The long embrace followed, needed no explanation and nice bloke and a lady who had waited too long moved on with their life together.
Something to avoid. I have seen a bloke push his cuddly love away, in his haste to get a picture. Don’t panic, we will circle plenty of times. Enjoy the Cuddle…!
If you are receiving a long cuddle and she is taking too long; don’t panic, we will be watching. We will circle plenty of times. Just enjoy the moment!

♥ How do you expect your love to react?

This varies from person to person. But a common emotion is shock.
Watch the lady’s reaction in the Video above. You may find that your love is so full of emotion that she just can not express it.
When I proposed to my wife with our banners, I expected a Text Message immediately. I waited and waited. Eventually I flew back to base; packed up the equipment, hangered the Aircraft but still no text. I drove home expecting the worst. When I arrived, She was buzzing about like a mad person. I did not know what to think?
It took her half an hour to finally reveal her answer. In other words, give her time to process.

The present surprise is sometimes such a shock that it might take some time to settle.

But one thing is for sure it is a memory that both of you will never forget.

Drop us an email or have a chat 04 12166692 we would be glad to explore your options. 

SKY-ADS is the only skywriter in Australia with the skills to perform the demanding Ground Launch Method of launching Flying Signs.

To watch us in action – Play the Video below.
This ensures your Perfect Marriage Proposal has the best chance of arriving on time.
Any missed aerial pickup will cause a 10 minute delay.  No missed pickups with SKY-ADS – guaranteed. 

Proposing is all about the timing.