We have featured many great proposal stories here at Wedding Bros, and many of them have been elaborate and expensive to pull off. We understand you want to do it right, after all, this is something she will be telling your grand children one day. About the day grandpa popped the question and how romantic it was. But what if you are on a tight budget to pull off a surprise proposal? How can you still make it memorable? Don’t worry, Valerie Pritt from Fleur De Lis Event Consulting is here to help.  Valerie gave some awesome examples on how to pull off a surprise proposal on a budget. For example;

  • Arrange a surprise proposal with a street caricaturist. Have him sketch a picture of you two with word bubbles. Yours will read, “Will you marry me?” and hers will say, “Yes!” This is a very cute idea and from the research I’ve done it would be roughly $75-100. And you’ll have something to frame to commemorate this exciting event.
  • Slip the ring on her finger while she’s sleeping and wake her with champagne and strawberries. At first, the gesture will simply seem romantic — the real surprise comes when she notices her new piece of jewelry. A nice bottle of champagne is about $12-23 and you can get chocolate covered strawberries at Publix or your local grocery store for about $2 each. $47ish.

Pretty creative, huh? Valerie even offered some completely free idea that you can claim as your own!

  • Play hangman and have the phrase be “Marry me.” Pencil plus paper equals free.

What other ideas do you have that’s affordable and surprising? Come on, don’t hold out on us, share it with the Bros in the comments section!

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