Proposing to your soulmate should only happen once (hopefully), so if you’re thinking of popping the question but lacking inspiration, check out these six romantic proposals.
Remember, most girls have dreamt of this day for so long that you may be feeling the pressure to get it right. Ensure your proposal is memorable and special to you as a couple, choose the right moment and whatever you do, don’t propose without the ring! Here are six budget ideas that are romantic and will earn you some cashback. Trust us, you will be grateful for that extra cash when it comes to planning the wedding!
1. Say it with sand
Proposing at the beach is an effective way to keep costs down yet surprise her with a romantic gesture. Write your message in the sand for a simple proposal but if you want to put in a little more effort, build a sand castle together and then place the ring at the top of the tallest tower. This idea may be a memorable and thoughtful gesture if the beach is somewhere that holds particular significance to you as a couple. But if you are placing the ring on the sand castle, make sure you build it a good distance from the water to avoid it being swept away.
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2. Message in a bottle
Another romantic idea for a beach proposal would be to send her a message in a bottle. For authenticity, write your proposal on a sheet of baking paper or tea stained paper and bury the bottle in the sand. Lead her near the bottle but make it feel as though she has discovered it. Whilst she reads the message, drop down to one knee and present the ring. For added romance, write a poem or love note in the bottle.
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3. Relive your first date
Keep it simple and take her to where you had your first date. Whether it’s to the cinema, on a picnic or simply out for dinner, relive those first moments as a couple and have your first date again. When you propose, make sure you pick the perfect moment and not to sound too cliché, add a few finishing touches such as champagne and flowers. She’s sure to appreciate the effort you went to. Order flowers from Floraqueen and you will also get 15% off plus 14% cashback!
4. Treasure hunt
Take a tour of your favourite locations and attractions as a couple with a treasure hunt proposal. Start off with a clue that will take you to different places that you both love. At each location there will be another clue until eventually you reach your final destination. Once you reach the end of your hunt, this is the perfect time and place to propose. Make the last place special, you could invite friends and family or even a live band. Make it personal to the both of you for a memorable proposal that you will both enjoy!
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5. Balloon Ride
Okay, so this proposal isn’t strictly a budget option but it definitely is romantic, unless she is scared of heights! But just think of it in that the more you spend the more cashback you will receive. Who doesn’t want to be whisked away in a romantic hot air balloon ride for two complete with champagne and beautiful countryside views? Book a private flight with Red Letter Days for £699 and you will also get 15% cashback. Once your sky high and enjoying the breathtaking sights, there’s your chance to pop the question.
6. London Eye
Another extravagant but well worth the money proposal is on a private capsule on the London Eye. With exclusive use of one pod for 30 minutes, spend some quality time together taking in the sights. For a romantic ambience, take a ride on the London Eye during the evening when London will be lit up and enjoy champagne and chocolates which both come included in the price of the Cupid’s Capsule package. Situated on the Southbank, you are in a prime location to carry on your celebrations with bars and restaurants ideally located along the river. Book Cupid’s Capsule for £360 and you will also receive 6% cashback!
Providing she says yes, you will soon be thinking about planning your wedding. This is a costly event so find out how you can save money on your wedding without skimping on quality with our wedding money savings tips.