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Engagement Ring Alternatives

For Those Who Are Tight On Money Or Want A Non-Traditional Proposal

Engagement season is upon us and with it comes the pressure of preparing the perfect proposal. But where’s the best place to start? Deciding what to propose with! If you don’t think your perfect proposal includes a typical engagement ring, we’ve got you covered. Whether you’re not a fan of the tradition or you want a cheaper option, here are 6 alternatives to engagement rings!

1. A Charm Bracelet

A charm bracelet is a perfect way to say “I love you” if a diamond ring seems a little too expensive for your budget. Charm bracelets can hold meanings and messages of love for your partner. Consider engraving your charm bracelet with a special date, initial, or word symbolizing your relationship. As the years go on, you can continue to add to the charm bracelet as you make memories in your relationship.

2. Flowers

Flowers are historically known to be a romantic gesture, but have you ever thought of using them in place of a ring? Flowers are a beautiful symbol of love that can even be kept for memory! Use flowers to propose and later press them for a memory that lasts a lifetime. You can press flowers into a photo album, scrapbook, or even into a piece of jewelry. Head to the bottom of the article to download our PDF on how to press flowers using a book!

3. Family Heirloom

A family heirloom is a great way to incorporate the people in your family who have impacted your love and taught you what love is. For those couples who value family and tradition, a family heirloom could be the perfect proposal gift.

4. Hand Written Letters/Poems

Can’t fit everything you want to say in a proposal script? Handwritten letters are a romantic way to tell someone you love them. Feeling a little extra creative? Turn it into a love poem for an added romantic feel! The best part is keeping these as a reminder of your love for a lifetime.

5. Ring Box

A little tight on money right now but can’t wait another day to propose? Find a beautiful ring box to propose with that will later be filled with the dream ring when your budget allows. It's a thoughtful way to express your love with the promise of a ring later on when it's possible.

6. Plane Tickets

Not a materialistic couple? Plane tickets to your favorite destination together may be the ideal proposal gift for you! Finally book that trip to the place on your bucket list you’ve been waiting to visit together, or take your partner back to a place important to your love!

No matter what you decide to propose with, this will be a memory to last a lifetime! For an extra guide to flowers, download our free "How to press flowers using a book" guide linked below!

Flowers and Bouquets Guide
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