Post # 1
I swore I heard the commercial incorrectly the other morning, so I ignored it. Then my MIL mentioned it to me last night, and I had to look it up because I still didn’t believe it:
And I knew I had to tell the bee about it and hear your thoughts.
I would never do this, myself. I’m not a huge fan of honeymoon registries either, but I would choose that over a wedding ring registry ANY DAY.
Post # 3
Y’know my first thought was “dafuq?” but thinking back to all the years our family and friends were bugging us to get married this isn’t so farfetched. I think it would be tacky for a couple who was only dating for a short period of time though.
Post # 4
Personally, I think it is stupid. Ugh.
Post # 5
Jesus christ no. I would much rather have a $500 or less ring and get married in my backyard if we didn’t have the money. If you don’t have the money for an engagement ring, where are you going to get the money for the wedding??
ETA: I’m looking through their collections and I have to say they do have some amazingly gorgeous and unique rings!
Post # 6
Yeah, um, no way. Anyone I knew who did this would get a healthy dose of side-eye from me. Why not register for your marriage license while you’re at it?
Post # 7
@littlemisst08: At the top of their web page it says “Share the joy. Share the journey.” Should include “Share the cost.”
Post # 8
@littlemisst08: Everything costs money. If you can’t afford a ring, you can’t afford a wedding. It’s not a hard concept to figure out.
Post # 9
@Aquaria: Yeah, the family side is the only part I can sort of understand. I can totally see Aunt Susie, who was dying to see this day finally come, slipping her nephew a fifty and saying, “put it toward her ring,” but idk about this registry thing.
Post # 10
Sorry, but no one needs an ering to get married. *eyeroll*
What happens to the money that is contributed if there’s not enough to pay for the ring?
Post # 11
yeahhhh that’s pretty bad. You can get a ring for $5 that will do the trick.
Post # 12
@littlemisst08: You know, I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall during that “strategy meeting” at Medlars for setting this idea up. I mean, seriously, how did they decide that this was a good idea?
“Of course, the family will chip in for the ring! They will be thrilled that Jane will not end up an Old Maid! They’ll do anything!”
“I’m sure the bride has plenty of co-workers that would gladly pay for her ring. This is foolproof!”
“Oooo… Maybe the bride will put up a link to hers on Facebook, and we’ll get even more publicity!”
Post # 13
@MrsNewDay: “It’s a way to get customers who normally can’t afford our product in the door.”
Because this is a ritzy jewlery store, and there’s a much bigger, and more affordable option in SA that is major competition, on top of the usual Jared’s, Kay, Zales, etc.
Post # 14
@littlemisst08: Never mind my previous comment. I went back and looked at the prices of their selections. Settings alone that cost as much as a complete ring someplace else? No thanks.
Post # 15
@Aquaria: it’s a ritzy place…..that offers registries, lol.
Post # 16
So after people contribute to helping you buy your ring… .are they on the hook to help pay for your wedding and honeymoon? Also would I be off the hook for any “gifts” for a shower I’d be invited too?
this is so bad….