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The Top 5 Low Budget Proposal Ideas

Summer, summer, summertime - time to sit back and unwind. 🌞It’s  also  the best time to propose to the love of your life! With the longest days of the year, it is the perfect season for beautiful memories to be made. The cool summer nights, the beautiful sunrises, and the flowers are in full bloom; but finding the right way to ask on budget can be a difficult task. You may be surprised, but there are many ways to propose and pop the big question. What's more important is that you do it in a creative and memorable way. Whether you prepare a candlelit dinner or plan a little treasure hunt, we know your girlfriend will love whatever you do as long as you put some thought into it. You want something special and enchanted for your wedding proposal, but renting a private plane for your partner is out of the question. Here are our top five memorable low budget proposal ideas that won't break the bank:

Making my way downtown 🌃

Man proposing to woman

Take a short trip downtown to your favorite spot. In a majority of cities, there are downtown locations that are the perfect setting for a proposal to your girlfriend. Whether by a duck pond, shaded walking path, a bridge with lights, or even the courthouse fountain, the scenery found in the downtown area of cities can transform into the most romantic places that your partner will remember evermore. The best part is that these locations are free, have easy parking, and are a great place to take pictures when they say, “I Do!” After you pop the question, head to a romantic dinner to celebrate this milestone.

Do you remember? 💭

Man holding woman's hand in restaurant

Why not a stroll down memory lane? Why not try proposing where you’ve had some of your greatest memories as a couple? Did you meet in high school, a fast food restaurant, or walking your dogs? Reenacting where you met is a terrific way to take your relationship to full circle. Your girlfriend will love the thoughtfulness behind the proposal. You are starting a new life where you started! This will even make it more of a surprise and they will not expect it.

Pitch in on a party 🙌🏽

Group helping man with proposal

Image Credit: The Knot

Is your partner more of a production type of person? No worries. Ask her job, family and friends for help with your wedding proposal. It may be harder to keep a secret, but they would love to be involved with witnessing the shock on his or her face when you pop the question and ask for her hand in marriage. That is free help! Set up an imaginary appointment, or someone needs help fixing something in the garage, then SURPRISE! Look at our unique wedding and engagement ring line for that special touch when you are down on one knee. 

Celebrate good times, come on! 🎊

Balloons scattered on room floor

Wait until a holiday or party and use the fact that a large majority of your loved ones will be there! There are summer holidays happening and before you know it will be winter holidays. This way the people you love are there to witness and be as excited, and you didn't have to pay for the decoration or the food. 

Pro Tip: Make sure that this is okay with the party host first!! 👍🏽

I just wanna feel this moment 💗

Couple kissing
Image Credit: The Knot


Ready to ask the big question? Just ask! While a big production is great, a moment between you and your love is all you need when proposing. Speak from the heart, look into their eyes, and ask the question! Sometimes you don’t need a romantic restaurant or creative plan to set the mood. It all depends on the couple and their relationship with one another. You will love seeing their excitement and screams when they call everyone with the news.

However you pop the question, keep in mind that it is the thought that counts. Your partner will love you for the lovely gesture, no matter how grandeur it is or isn't. The moment you make your sweetheart your forever one and only will be absolute bliss. So, let us be the first to say, ‘Good Luck’ and ‘Congratulations’ for your special day. 💍

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Now that you've popped the question, check out our 5 Tips for Planning an Engagement Party post to celebrate this next phase of your life.

*Bonus points to you if you can name all the songs referenced in this blog post ;)

HINT: There are six 🎼