(Closed) Has anyone else heard of this???

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@ditzkitten:  I always thought it was two months. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@Loribeth:  Ditto, I always heard 2 months..

Post # 6
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have only heard of 2 or 3 months.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve only heard 3 months.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

Well not everyone follows/followed those “rules.” My dad proposed to my mom with something I can assure you was less than 6 months (or 3) pay. Everyone has different priorities and my parents have always been very smart spenders! 

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I heard 3 months but don’t think people should necessarily follow that. You should get what you can afford or what you and your BF is comfortable spending on an engagement ring.  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

my dad saved for 6 just because he was marrying up and didn’t want to dissapoint my mom. best 6 months of pay ever!

but yeah ive only heard 3 months

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was married nearly 27 years ago (!) and the standard was 2 months.  I can’t imagine where six months comes from – it doesn’t make any sense.

Quite frankly, who allows a diamond company to determine how much you are supposed to spend  to buy their productSurprised

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

@ditzkitten:  I’m sure it’s common in some circles to spend 6 months or more. Were your families very well off? That’s the only thing I can come up with!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’ve always heard 3 months BEFORE tax.  With taxes the way they are, that’s almost like 6 months after tax.  😉 lol

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

I don’t think “rules” such as these are necessary. The rule ought to be, whatever the couple agrees on. Six months seems like a whole lot though, for most people.

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