We're not traditional, so we decided mutually to get married. There was no proposal and neither of us have engagement rings. We're not sure we're getting wedding bands either, since we're not big on jewelry. My family, especially my parents, are confused about this, and take it as a sign that my fiancé is cheap, or doesn't care about me enough. How do I explain to them that it's not the case? It doesn't help that their friends' kids have been getting engaged recently with elaborate romantic proposals.
Perhaps it's the influence of extended conversations with my mom, but this feels a bit too low-key to me as well, even though it was my choice to have a simple engagement. Any ideas on romantic, non-traditional things I can do with my fiancé to celebrate the engagement?