- 5 years ago
- Wedding: November 2013
So my timeline is “sometime before Thanksgiving” of this year, and both my SO and I are clueless when it comes to rings. I have showed him pink sapphire rings in the past that I really liked (going the pink sapphire route instead of diamond b/c I want something flashy/big and big/flashy diamonds are too $$$), however I didn’t want to get married (no pun intended) to a ring and find out it was outside his budget. He is very careful with his money, and I don’t want him to spend a ridiculous amount, but I needed to know what he was comfortable with so I could do my research.
So anyway, we’ve been talking about this since January, and in March, I joined the SIUP and have only talked about it when he brought it up (and sober too – I would actually change the subject when he brought it up drunk b/c it was too annoying, and it actually got him to talk about it sober!). However, he would not give me a budget. When I asked him what price range to go by, he said to “be reasonable.” WHAT DOES THAT EVEN MEAN? Le sigh.
However, last night when we were working out, he said that he would be willing to go halfsies on one day of the Electric Daisy Carnival in NY b/c he knows I like that scene. I told him that it wouldn’t make sense to be rushing around to get there (we would be coming from a wedding) and that I would rather he put that money towards “something else.” Hint hint. He was like, “Oh, I already have the money for that – you just need to send me links so I can do my price comparison.” I was like, “Yes, but I NEED to know a budget so I know what range to look in otherwise it would be moot.” He said somewhere in the high 2k and low 3k range.
Now on to Gemvara I go…