“Spring is in the air and all thoughts turn to love.”
We think that’s how the saying goes. Regardless, we are constantly being asked for ideas that will help bring more romance into a marriage. It’s said that romance is fleeting, even in an excellent marriage, but we disagree. That overwhelming, chaotic sense of “falling in love” may soon settle into a steadier love, but that doesn’t mean that the romance is gone. With a bit of commitment and creativity, you can keep enough romance in marriage to keep the heart pattering and the sparks flying.
However, romance doesn’t require expensive or elaborate romantic gestures. Many couples say they don’t have the money to be romantic, but that’s because they’re focused on expensive evenings out, flowers and gifts. Romance is so much more than that and being on a tight budget should never keep you from having a more romantic marriage.
Romance on the Cheap, But Not Cheap Romance
We found a neat article from Leo Babauta over at Zenhabits.com, called “50 Ways to Be Romantic on the Cheap” and we thought it was a terrific collection of ideas on how to inject some more romance into your marriage without spending a lot of money. Just like homemade Christmas gifts that have incredible sentimental value, creative romantic gestures almost always trump expensive romantic ideas.
The Best of The Best Inexpensive Romantic Ideas
Babauta came up with quite an extensive and creative list of romantic ideas (some of which we’re definitely going to try ourselves) but here are five that we really loved:
- Send a love email every day for a week.
We think this is a great way to make a very personal and creative gesture. It’s also a terrific way to almost guarantee a romantic weekend.
- Sneak away from a party and make out.
We can’t add anything to this one. Nothing brings the passion back like remembering when you couldn’t keep your hands off each other long enough to get home.
- Take a walk down memory lane.
If you still live in the same area as you did when you were dating or even newlyweds, revisit some of the places that were special. This could include the scene of your first date, your first kiss or even your proposal.
- Give a love token to your partner to wear.
This could be a pin, one of your cufflinks or any small item. Tell your partner that it’s to help them remember, all day long, how much you love them.
- Say “I Love You” in a different way, every day.
Google Translate is a wonderful thing. Look up “I love you” in a different language every day and learn it. Try some really uncommon ones. Don’t worry, you can play a midi file that teaches pronunciation.
These are just five of the ideas we loved for being romantic on a budget. Check the article out yourself to find plenty more ways to get more romance in your marriage without spending a lot of money.