Yes, this is a thing now. Wedding Ring Registries.

posted 3 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

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
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1259 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Personally, I think it is stupid. Ugh.

Post # 5
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442 posts
Helper bee

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
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6034 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

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
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334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@littlemisst08:  At the top of their web page it says “Share the joy. Share the journey.” Should include “Share the cost.” 

Post # 8
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1646 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@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 # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

TACKY.

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
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11668 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

yeahhhh that’s pretty bad.  You can get a ring for $5 that will do the trick.

Post # 12
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2576 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@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!”

o_O

Post # 14
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5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@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 # 16
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6048 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

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…. 

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