'Cupid Dates' service helps you plan, execute the perfect romantic evening
POSTED: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 11:08am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 16, 2012 - 10:07am
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — Do you have something planned for your sweetheart for Valentine's Day? If not, no need to fear. A new Miami business, Cupid Dates, will plan your date, for a price.
Gonzalo and Erika Garcia were recently treated to a spectacular night out thanks to Cupd Dates.
"It'll be a good chance to connect with her in ways that we can't normally connect because of our lifestyle that we live," Gonzalo Garcia said.
Both work full-time and have four kids at home, so Wednesday the 8th was their Valentine's Day.
"We very rarely go out on dates because we're so busy with the kids and work," Erika Garcia said. "It's a nice opportunity to get away."
After being picked up by a stretch limo, "a date in a box" revealed their first stop.
"The only way to see Miami is a view from the top - Helicopters Over Miami," Erika read.
The new business doesn't match-make. Instead, your date is planned. From start to finish, it's all a surprise.
"Our specialty is designing custom dates for couples based on their mutual interests," founder Victoria Babun said. "They will be chauffeured around town and dropped off at three to five separate locations. This service is packaged, and then turned into a product through our signature product, 'date in a box.' We like to call it a treasure chest of love. You'll find 10 different special items in the box, including the 'date pack' that will lead you on your journey."
Babun got the idea after doing something similar for her parents.
"They do not know what they're doing, but they are guaranteed to do something that they absolutely love because we've already taken in all of their information," the former event planner said.
After their helicopter tour of south Florida, the Garcias landed at Schnebly Winery and Brewery.
There, the married couple of 13 years toured the only winery in South Florida and did some wine tasting.
Then, the "date in a box" let the couple know their special day would end with dinner at Truluck's in Brickell.
The couple arrived in a limo, marking an end to what they said was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
"They took care of all the little steps that I would forget," Gonzalo Garcia said.
"It just makes us at ease ... to just enjoy our time and not have to worry about anything," his wife added. "By far, it's been wonderful."
The "Cupid dates" start at $2,000 and go up from there depending on what you are interested in doing.