Does anyone else swoon over the #isaidyes Instagram photos of dreamy proposals? The ones where the sparkling engagement ring is in the foreground, and the couple is hazily kissing?

As you swipe through the photos, you probably wonder where that jewel was found and if they spent a fortune on it. You may also wonder how to afford a ring as beautiful on top of all the other expenses that come with marriage.

What if I told you that not all weddings have to be expensive? What if I said you could get an Instagram-worthy engagement ring that is perfect for every moment under $100? Let me answer your questions.

Modern Gents Trading Co. has a wide range of rings, many under $100. The Gents are proud to offer rings that are affordable and ethically sourced. You’re relieved but still curious about what they are made of?

Modern Gents Rings are made from high-quality materials, ranging between 925 Sterling Silver and tungsten carbide. No green fingers! Diamond Simulants are artificial stones of AAA grade cz that shine and look like natural diamonds.

A lifetime guarantee covers their rings, a free return and exchange policy, and a satisfaction guarantee of 100%. If you need more proof, their website reviews will convince you.

Now that you have an incredibly affordable ring, you may want to treat yourself and others with the extra money you’ve added to your wedding budget.

Enjoy a luxurious honeymoon

I am a beach bum who loves the sea and sand. Imagine with me that we invest the money you saved on your engagement ring in a luxury beachside getaway.

Think of Fiji as a ‘faraway, magical island.’ Join me as we collectively sigh at the Outrigger’s Beachside Bungalow. You could also invest in Vietnam’s unique tropical luxury and history blend.

Buy your dream couture wedding gown

The cost of custom-made wedding gowns is high, but if you have a little extra budget, you can walk down the aisle wearing a stylish dress!

Are you swooning at the sight of the latest couture collections from fashion houses such as Galia Lahav or Oscar de la Renta? Sweetie, stop swooning. This dress is yours.

Spend lavishly on your bridal suite when you book a wedding venue

Enjoy your time getting ready and avoid the stress of rushing to the event. You and your closest friends (and guys) can dress up and enjoy a drink in the bridal suite at most venues. The extra time you have earned and saved will be used for your grand entry.

Getaway for Bachelorette and Bachelors to spoil your bridal party

Celebrate the support and love from your bridesmaids (or groomsmen) with a destination spa adventure.

Sedona is known for its mystic and mesmerizing qualities for all who travel there. Mii Amo captures the magic of the desert and encourages visitors to reset truly.

Live closer to the East Coast? Take a trip to The Lodge at Woodloch, tucked away in the Poconos.

For a more unstructured outdoor adventure that everyone will enjoy, check out these chic cabins near Mount Rainier and Big Bear Lake.

And why not bring along little tokens to remember the trip? Modern Gents has accessories for your crew as well!

Hire a live band for your wedding reception

Say goodbye to the laptop playlist and hello to your concert reception! Nothing compares to the electric energy of a live show. (Although I would try to avoid the drunken stage diving.) You can search for different genres and decades of musicians in your area on The Bash. You might even consider checking in with your musician friends to see if they’d be interested in being part of your big day.

Invest in deluxe wedding-day desserts

Indulge your sweet tooth with a wide array of decadent desserts! Doughnuts, cupcakes, and maybe some vegan goodies too. Why limit yourself and your guests? Did you know that BM’s editor, Claire, had three different tasty dessert caterers (a churro cart, a paleta cart, AND a wedding cake) at her wedding? Consider that an expert tip!

Treat your wedding party to thoughtful gifts.

Chances are your wedding party comprises people who’ve seen your relationship grow and were supportive. Let’s show them a little love, shall we? Spoil them with personalized gifts, or stock up on cozy goodies for a laid-back bachelorette party.

Donate to a cause that is meaningful to both of you

You two are taking your first step in building a legacy together, and I encourage you to think about how you can impact your community and abroad. Websites like Idealist make searching for nonprofit organizations that match your interests easy.

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