If you are on a tight budget, proposing may be daunting. After all, a lot is made of the money spent when it comes to engagement rings and proposal ideas. However, you will find that the money side of things really doesn’t matter. You have probably just built it up in your head because of social media and the rumours of needing to spend a number of pay packages on an engagement ring! So, with that in mind, let’s take a look at some romantic yet cost effective proposal suggestions.

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Play a board game – Playing a board game may not sound very exciting, but the idea is that you plant a card in the middle of the pack that says will you marry me? So, if you are playing Monopoly, you could make sure that the top ‘Chance’ card says this.

Go back to the beginning – So, if you met on a luxury five star holiday in Las Vegas, going back to the beginning may not be the best idea in the world. But, if you did not meet on an exotic holiday, this is a great way to propose to your loved one. It is thoughtful and shouldn’t cost you a penny. What if you did meet on holiday? Well, you could bring the holiday to your home by hosting a themed night with your loved one.

Cook for your partner – If your partner does most of the cooking, why not cook them a fancy three-course meal? You can find some romantic recipe ideas here: https://www.thekitchn.com/25-romantic-valentines-day-dinner-recipes-to-make-for-someone-you-love-228261. Create a beautiful setting with some scented candles and a few rose petals. This is a great way to make your partner feel special.

Pack a hamper – Why not pack a picnic and propose to your partner in this way? There is nothing quite as romantic as a picnic. You could carefully hide the ring in the hamper so that your partner stumbles upon it while they are digging in for some strawberries or a glass of champagne.

Re-think your engagement ring options – There is no denying that the most expensive part of any proposal is usually the engagement ring. But, this is not something you need to spend a fortune on. There are plenty of affordable yet stunning ideas, as you will see at https://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/tacori. You don’t need to spend a lot to purchase a special ring. Plus, spending three times your pay packet is not a requirement, no matter what anyone says!

Hopefully, you have found a proposal idea that you love. You certainly do not need to spend a lot of money to make a proposal romantic. It is all about making it personal and doing something that will mean a lot to your other half.

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