Post # 1
Long story short, my boyfriend and I came across a hotel proposal package: for $8400 you get a limo ride to & from the nearest airport over an hour away, two nights in their best suite, a private concierge, champagne, wine, flowers, fabulous foods, a spa treatment for two, and either skiing or golf with a pro. Oh, and a half carat Canadian (i.e. Conflict Free) diamond. Did I mention it is in one of the prettiest mountain parks ever?
Just for fun! Let’s say your partner had a $10,000 ring and proposal budget. After flying to the nearest airport, he has enough to set the stone in an eleganyly beautiful setting – but not upgrade it.
would you go for a $10,000 ring? Or a $10,000 proposal?
Post # 2
I dont think you need money to have great proposal. I dont think you need a big diamond either. That being said I guess Id rather him spend more on the ring just because I would want good quailty. Vacations and grand jesters can be done at anniversaries or birthdays. I am simple And wouldnt mind a low key proposal. And 8400 is to much money for a 2 day event, I would rather take that money and go to Aruba for a week just the two of us for half that price.
And also there is an amazing hotel in banff that has a 4 day romantic package with most of things you mentioned for about 1900-2500 (depending when you go), Id rather go there as well.
Post # 3
- Wedding: July 2014 - Prague
I think paying $10,000 for either option is ridiculous, personally.
Post # 4
Yeah, I’m sorry… I agree with the PPs. I think I would be a bit mad about either scenario.
I know it ruins the fun of the post…
Post # 5
To start, I’ll be happy with whatever my honey wants to get me but this is a WYR so…
I’d say the ring because, let’s be real, you get either a daily look at the ring or an awesome memory. Both are great but I’d rather have the majority of the cost be the ring. 🙂
Post # 6
This is a no brainer….ring!
Post # 7
babeba: Ring all the way! I may be biased, though, because we live in a beautiful mountain town anyway!
Post # 8
prahajess: lol! I totally agree with you. We didn’t come across it because we were seriously considering something like this, it was because we were camping in said park in the cheapest possible tenting spots and joking about the Other End of the spectrum. When we were back home, we tried to find the most expensive hotel room in the park. The “presidential suite” without a diamond attached clocks in at around $1600.00… Here’s hoping they throw in the breakfast for free!
I’m a little surprised at everyone taking this kind of seriously… Like I said, it’s just for fun.
Post # 9
If I was stuck in the limits of your propposed question the ring for sure.
Post # 10
prahajess: I’m with you on this one.
I would probably freak out (in a bad way) if my FI tried either one of these things. That said, I wouldn’t mind a 10000$ vacation, but it better be at least two weeks somewhere amazing for that crazy price. And if he blew that much on some stupid dramatized proposal I would be one unhappy camper.
Post # 11
10k ring hands down, which is the route he went – my dream ring with a proposal in his living room. I couldn’t care less about some fantasy proposal, but I’ll have my ring on my finger forever. I’m not huge on fancy luxury experiences at all. $8400 on 2 nights is insane to me! We went to Italy & Switzerland for 3 weeks on just a little more than that!
Post # 12
lol! That almost seems a bargain compared to the $8400 for the Banff Springs! It’s still way too much though, and I’m not going to lie – there are way too many people around Moraine Lake. If I was going for crazy luxury in that neck of the woods, I’d love to stay at Skoki Lodge. We did the loop up there last summer and I loved the area.
Post # 13
Damn, if we had $10,000, we’d spend $3000 on the ring and the remaining $7000 on new couches!! hahaha wwe really need new couches…
Post # 14
Prefer money went into ring rather than proposal. Ring lasts longer. I know the memory of the proposal lasts forever but you don’t need money for a great proposal. In fact I personally would be uncomfortable with an ostentatious proposal. I know not everyone would, some people would love it but I can only offer my own opinion and that’s it.
Post # 15
The ring. Duh. The proposal lasts a day (and that package is a complete rip off btw), the ring you keep for life.