Post # 1
My mom asked me last night if my fiance was going to pay for my wedding band (not mean spirited – she just thought that was typical). I hadn’t even discussed that with him figuring that we’d each get our own rings as mine is going to be way more expensive than his (as he wants a tungsten cheap-o indestructible ring and I want a platinum diamond eternity band from Tiffany’s to go with my engagement ring). What do you guys think? I don’t think I’m going to ask him to pay for it – the one I want is $3k and he already spent a bundle on my engagement ring. But opinions? What does everyone else do?
Post # 3
I don’t know what’s traditional, but we bought each other’s rings. Granted ours were both relatively inexpensive (his was $60 and mine was $130).
Post # 4
We are paying for our rings together (we already have shared finances)
Post # 5
I bought his ring and he bought mine but they were both around $350 so it was a fair split.
Post # 6
We paid for ours together. Mine was about $1000 and his was $300.
Post # 7
I don’t think that the traditional ways that people split the wedding expenses really apply anymore. It just depends on who wants to pay for this. My MIL paid for my husband’s band and my dad paid for mine. My dad paid for all the expenses except for my dress and the rehearsal dinner which was paid for by my MIL. Do you have someone else who is paying for the wedding that could afford your wedding band?
Post # 8
I always thought it was traditional for the groom’s parents to pay for the rings.
BUT… my groom’s parents didn’t pay for anything – so we picked that one up on our own.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2010 - The Pearl S. Buck House
I think we’ll talk about it and buy them together. I mean… I work for a non-profit. He’s a lawyer. I wish I could buy my own though! Mine will definitely cost a lot more too because I’m allergic to the gold mix-ins and need platinum (as we learned the hard way with my engagement ring)
Post # 10
Well my mom is gifting us the wedding. And his parents are paying for the rehearsal dinner – all pretty traditional. I’m not really that concerned about buying the ring – I’d just never thought about having anyone pay for it besides me. I feel like he’s spent enough money on my engagement ring (and he didn’t even get a shiny engagment present!). My co-worker also mentioned yesterday that she didn’t get an eternity band as her wedding band because her husband couldn’t afford it at the time. So maybe that is more traditional? Not that I’ll let that bother me! 🙂
Post # 11
My FI just assumed we would pay for each others’ and that is fine with me. After doing some looking… his will actually probably be more expensive than mine 🙂
Post # 12
We are getting them together, and from the budgeted wedding money.
Post # 13
We’re paying for ours together.
Post # 14
We paid for ours together. His was $1000 and mine was $500.
Post # 15
I assume we’re going to pay for each others rings?
Post # 16
MY FI designed my e-ring and wedding band as a set so he bought them together. I paid for his wedding band.