Post # 1
It’s been bugging me that the fiance and I might have to buy fakey rings for the wedding.
Our budget has not been too kind to us, eventhough we were very careful about being smart spenders for this wedding.
Our wedding is a couple of weeks away, and we have decided that we would have to buy “stand-ins” for our wedding rings, and get the real one for when our savings account can actually allow it. We refuse to buy cheapie ones either because we intend on wearing them “for as long as we shall live” and we want to love to wear them…so…
Has anybody worn “ring stand-ins” or planning on doing the same thing due to budget constraints?
Post # 3
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
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
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
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
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!
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Post # 8
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
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 # 10
BRILLIANT! Absolutely brilliant!
You ladies are awesomeness!
Post # 11
Yeah, ditto that, Laylabelle!
Any suggestions where to buy these fabulous rings?
Post # 12
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.
Post # 13
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
We call our stand-ins “stunt rings”. 🙂
Post # 15
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.