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Date Night Ideas for Engaged Couples on a Budget

Have you heard about the “Date Night Idea Jar” that has become a new fad at weddings? It is a great way for couples to get ideas for dates from their wedding guests. Just set out a jar at your wedding, and let you guests write down a fun date night ideas for the happy couple.  

 I loved watching my own parents do weekly “Date Nights” growing up – as a child it gave me such a sense of security to see them prioritize one another.

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But as an engaged couple or newlywed, money can be tight! Here are 7 of my favorite Date night ideas for those of you on a tight budget (let's face it, who isn't on a budget?)

 Stay tuned for some bonus tips too!

  1. Picnic Dinner Outside (on your porch, in the garden, at the park)
  2. Go Thrift Shopping or Antique Hunting
  3. Game Night at the Arcade (just pack a few quarters!)
  4. Split Dessert and Sip on Coffee at a restaurant with a good ambiance
  5. Nighttime Star Gazing (it is a plus if you have access to a hot tub too)
  6. Stroll around a fancy hotel and take in the views
  7. Go for a hike (or a leisurely stroll)

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