(Closed) “fakey rings” bad juju, or practical choice for now?

posted 8 years ago in Money
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I think that’s totally fine, maybe as a first anniversary gift/five year gift you can get the nicer ones.  Do what you budget allows, I wouldn’t want to over-extend myself for this. 
I had to wear a “stand-in” ring, but that was for another reason – jewelers broke my real ring.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I would not feel badly.  My FI and I are doing the same thing.  He would spend a lot getting a cutome made wedding band for my ring so he is going to buy a CZ set for now.  I cannot afford a good band for him so I will be going cheap also  Then later when we are able to, we will buy more expensive rings.  Plus, no one has to know anyways…

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I think this is a great idea.

You can even have a “ring ceremony” on a future anniversary when you can afford the rings you really wanted.  These stand-ins are a good idea so you can silently share your love with the world (there is nothing better than showing off that left hand!)… We will probably get a cheaper ring as neither of us are huge jewelry fans, so who knows – our cheap ones might be the ones we wear forever!

 

Good luck 🙂

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I think there’s absolutely NOTHING wrong with that!  Money’s tight in a lot of pockets (uuuuh, like mine!).  Who says you have to have the “real” ring that day?  Like you said, you’re going to wear it forever, you have to get what you both love.  However long that takes doesn’t matter.  The ring is symbolic of your love, that has nothing to do with the quality of the ring on the day of the wedding.  Besides, you’ll make some money at the wedding and you can rush right out and get what you love.

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Nothing to worry about at all! Living within your means is great and you wouldn’t want to settle – so a “stand in” sounds fine – and I agree with snowflake … it’d be sweet to get the real rings for one of your anniversaries!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

There is NOTHING wrong with that! In fact you’re being really smart =]. Good things come to those who wait who can’t afford it right now! =]

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I just decided to do this last night, for budget reasons, because I can’t find anything I like, and because I’m not sure that I want a wedding ring (I think it will clash with my e-ring). But I still want him to slide something onto my finger during the ceremony. the question is, where to buy these rings??

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

There are a lot of websites online that sell CZ rings in gold settings. At the very least, invest in a real metal. My cousin has a really nice CZ ring in gold setting. You woudln’t know it’s not actually real unless you seriously examined it.

Online?

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2010

That’s totally fine. Me and my fiance are thinking about getting something real cheap and then upgrade a few years down the road when we have the money (he is still in school and have too much student loan debts to afford nice rings)

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We call our stand-ins “stunt rings”. 🙂

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Definitely not bad luck!  My parents not only had fake rings for the wedding, but my mom used my dad’s ex-wife’s ring for the ceremony!  Seriously!  They’ve been married for 36 years, so don’t fret.

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