We all want to propose in a way that’s unforgettable, affording every advantage and luxury that gets us closer to the answer that we want. However, there’s no denying that the whole wedding industry has been making the affair a lot more expensive than it needs to be. For that reason, here we’re going to look at ways of cutting the costs of the engagement without depriving you or your partner of the special moment that you deserve.
Bundle it together with a special day
Instead of spending a ton of money on creating a special date out of any random day, why not make a proposal even more memorable by popping the question on a day that’s special to your loved one? It could help you create the perfect Valentine’s day, or you could do it on their birthday to make it a truly special one. It allows means you don’t have to spend on a whole different restaurant reservation, hotel room, or whatever else you have planned.
Make your own diamond ring
Few industries like to inflate their pricing quite as much as the world of jewelry. However, there are some ways to get around that. Most of all, you should avoid buying ready-made jewelry. Shopping for loose diamonds might be a little more work, but it can be a lot cheaper. Then you pick a band to fit it into. It’s easier to afford higher-quality diamonds this way, but it also means a more unique ring for your partner.
Don’t neglect the flowers
Having a beautiful bouquet for your beloved is a great way to set the mood and make them feel just a little more extraordinary when you’re popping the big question. However, they can also be pretty expensive. You want to include their favorite flower if they have one but, otherwise, the best way to cut the costs is to choose those that are in season at the moment.
Immortalize the moment
Almost as important as getting the “yes” to your big question is taking evidence of the moment. We’re talking, of course, about the engagement photoshoot that so many couples look fondly back on even years after they are married. The single best way to save on a professional photographer is to make sure that you inquire about their services way ahead of time. They might also offer a discount if you book them for the wedding at the same time.
Remember that it’s just the starting line
There’s a very important reason to want to cut the costs of a proposal. You have to remember that, if they say yes, there are much bigger and more significant costs coming around the corner. Even if you haven’t gotten your answer yet, it’s worth doing some research into the average costs of weddings in your area so you know precisely why you’re saving in the first place.
With the tips above, hopefully, you can keep your proposal as special as possible, without having to bankrupt yourself in the process.