It is possible to get engaged without spending a lot of money. Being the frugal person I am I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on getting engaged. The only money you really need to spend on getting engaged is the purchase of a ring.
In my case I proposed before I had a ring and we picked out our rings together on Amazon. They didn’t cost much and I was able to mostly pay for them using gift cards I had purchased with Swag Bucks. It is a lot easier to buy your rings for a reasonable price if you do not buy diamonds. Besides the cost there are plenty of other reasons why you should not buy diamonds.
Even a tight fisted miser like me wants to be romantic but that doesn’t mean you need to spend a lot of money. If you can’t come up with romantic proposal ideas that don’t cost a lot of money just Google “romantic proposals” and you will find plenty that can be done on a frugal budget. My proposal wasn’t very romantic but I did get a do over. Her engagement ring arrived while she was at work and when we went out to dinner that evening I surprised her by getting down on one knee and proposing. Even though I had already asked her to marry me before the second proposal was an emotional moment and was much appreciated.
Money should not be an obstacle to getting engaged. You can get engaged and still be frugal.