You may think that you should wait on proposing to your girlfriend because your budget is a little tight. You may also think that proposing with a small ring will mean she will say no. But, have you considered what may happen if you wait to propose? Proposing on a budget doesn’t have to be disappointing. In fact, the only person who will find it disappointing is you. Women honestly do not care how big the ring is or how much money you spent (unless they are really shallow). All women care about if the fact that you finally proposed. This article is meant to show you how proposing on a budget can be a magical and very romantic event in both of your lives.
Proposing on a Budget: The Ring
Men have been led to believe that they must spend thousands of dollars on a ring, but that’s just not so. The price of the ring does not matter one bit. What does matter, in this stage of proposing, is finding a ring that she will like. Think about the stones that she likes. No one ever said that an engagement ring had to be all diamonds and no one ever said that an engagement ring had to be diamonds at all. When proposing, what will matter is a ring that she likes.
Proposing on a Budget: Love Letter
When proposing, you want to give her something that she can keep to remember that wonderful night. A well thought out love letter is something that she can keep and treasure forever. In the letter, explain to her why you want to marry her and how much she means to you. Tell her all the things you have always wanted to say but were unable to. This step is important even if you aren’t proposing on a budget.
Proposing on a Budget: A Homemade Dinner
Proposing on a budget will more than likely not allow you to make reservations at an expensive restaurant and that’s okay. A homemade dinner will not only be easy on your budget, but it will mean so much to her. I suggest buying a couple nice steaks, some large baking potatoes, another vegetable, and a fancy dessert. These items are a little expensive, but this homemade dinner will cost a fraction of what it would have cost at a fancy restaurant.
Proposing on a Budget: The Setting
I highly suggest serving dinner in the living room, like a picnic. Move your coffee table and lay out a really comfortable blanket and lots of pillows. Place several candles around the room to make the setting extra romantic. Also consider placing flowers around the room.
Proposing on a Budget: The Big Moment
When the big moment arrives, have all the candles lit. Serve dinner and when dessert time comes present her with the love letter. When she starts to read it, get on one knee and open the ring box. This moment is sure to leave her in tears.