Post # 1
Originally, we were going to get custom rings on etsy that had a beautiful faux bois pattern for our wedding bands. I thought FH loved them (or at least liked them) as much as I did, but it turns out – he just wanted to make me happy.
He’s dead set on having matching bands, though. Fine with me. He’s also a very plain person and has never worn jewelery. My engagement ring is fairly simple, grandmother’s 1ct round solitaire in a 4 prong setting and plain, 2mm white gold polished band. So, I thought, “If he really isn’t digging the designer ring that I love, I’m totally ok with having a ring that compliments my e-ring.”
Enter the plain 2mm white gold band. I’m honestly quite happy with this route, the faux bois ring didn’t actually match my e-ring, in any way, so it’s not a major loss. But now that we’re shopping for a more ordinary ring, I can’t help but think we should just go the Walmart route.
Walmart has the rings that we want for $38 (2mm) & $58 (3mm) for 10k white gold. The cheapest we’ve seen otherwise, is $99(2mm) for 14k. My e-ring is 14k, but I don’t think we neccessarily care how many ks our rings are, as they’re white gold, and it won’t really affect the look of them.
Is it terribly tacky to buy our wedding bands at Walmart?
Do people actually ask you (outside of other brides!) where you bought your rings?
My Proposed Wedding Band
Post # 3
im a sucker for a deal and would fully support the walmart decision – especially since its what you want (its not like you’re making yourself want it for the price) – personally, i wouldn’t pay more for it just because i didn’t want one from walmart – besides, who is ever going to know?!
Post # 4
I’ve never been asked by anyone where my FI bought my engagement ring. I think it would be even less likely that someone would ask about a simple gold band. If you found exactly what you want and at a great price, it seems silly to want to spend twice as much just to buy it somewhere else.
I’m really surprised my FI didn’t come up with Wal-Mart for his ring. He wants to look at pawn shops….
Post # 5
I would say go for it. Noone ever asks. My dad had a white gold band that was serverly banged up and another band would have been over $1,000 so they bought a silver one from online. Noone knows the difference they paid a 1/4 of the price and he still can wear a wedding band.
Post # 6
No one has ever asked me where I got my ring.
ut I’ll be the dissenting voice and say I wouldn’t do it – but just because I’ve had a lot of problems with walmart in the past and I wouldn’t want something on my finger that I wear everyday to remind me of a store that makes me irritated. If the store doesn’t make you irritated and you haven’t had problems with it in the past then I wouldn’t worry about it.
But I guess I also worry about how they get their prices so low, it seems like it’s asking for trouble, like Walmart just recalled a bunch of kids jewelry for containing toxins, so that’s kinda sketchy. I donno, I got mine off etsy for $70 out of recycled gold and that gave me more peace of mind than worrying about how it was made.
Post # 7
FI insisted on an $8 ring from Amazon (below). To be honest, I get a kick out of telling people where it’s from and how much it cost – I tell them we put the savings towards my weddnig band! As other’s have said, it’s unlikely anyone will actually ask, but if they do just be honest and proud of what a great bargain you found=)
Post # 8
Walmart is actually the largest supplier/ buyer of gold in the US. (People buy the most gold from Walmart.) I am all for saving dollars, but it is just so sad- the reality that gold fuels wars. Not to sound like a bleeding heart- but it’s true. The thing is, it fuels war not matter where you buy it from…
Post # 9
I didn’t vote because none of the poll responses fit my answer.
The only way I would buy from Wal-Mart or any department store is if they have a warranty you can purchase to protect you should the ring become damaged, etc. Also, rewhitening is usually included in the warranty price if you are buying from a jewelery store. It doesn’t cost much to rewhiten, but it does add up, and yes, white gold can/does yellow so that may be a consideration for you. Of course, if your ring only cost you $8 like twalila’s, you could just buy a whole new ring if the ring became damaged or started fading! LOL! Unless of course, you wouldn’t want to do that for sentimental reasons, (it not being the same ring you actually got married with).
I get asked all the time where I got my wedding ring set, but it’s custom, so people are curious. I also ask/have been asked by my close friends, but I don’t ask the average person, so that probably wouldn’t be an issue. And really, your close friends won’t CARE where you got it, and if they’re not close friends, you shouldn’t care what they think about where you got it.