Leap year fun!
Ok - so this only comes around once in every four years and really there's nothing stopping you doing it at any other time - but why not use this leap year to take matters into your own hands? Without leaving it to chance (and your other half!) you can make your proposal as romantic and fabulous as you like, making it an occasion you'll both remember for ever.
It'll be difficult to have a photographer on hand to capture the surprised look on his face (having a stranger following you around holding a camera could possibly give the game away slightly!) but you can always grab someone nearby who'll be only too happy to be a small part of this emotional moment to take some photos of possibly the most important moment of your lives. Don't be shy, you'll regret it in years to come - you can even have him/her in a photo with you to remember just for a laugh.
It's becoming increasingly popular these days to have some formal engagement pics done too. Don't just wait til the big day when you're all spruced up in your gown and feeling stressed to have the romantic pics done - get some taken while in your civvies, all loved-up and before the mountain of organisation has started.
So go on girls - take the leap. There won't be another really good excuse for the next four years and it's time to take matters into your own hands!
For help with the big day once this little matter is sorted - what about a party planner? Let someone else take the heat off you so you can enjoy the event, however big or small you want it! And what about someone to help with your style? Once these small obstacles are sorted all you need is your photographer to capture it all forever....;)