(Closed) Department Store Wedding Band?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you buy your wedding bands at Walmart?
    Sure, nobody has to know where you got it and it's cheaper! : (25 votes)
    61 %
    No way, how super tacky of you to even think it! : (1 votes)
    2 %
    No, Down with Walmart and the evil empire! : (15 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    467 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    im a sucker for a deal and would fully support the walmart decision – especially since its what you want (its not like you’re making yourself want it for the price) – personally, i wouldn’t pay more for it just because i didn’t want one from walmart – besides, who is ever going to know?!

    Post # 4
    Member
    1553 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’ve never been asked by anyone where my Fiance bought my engagement ring.  I think it would be even less likely that someone would ask about a simple gold band.  If you found exactly what you want and at a great price, it seems silly to want to spend twice as much just to buy it somewhere else.

    I’m really surprised my Fiance didn’t come up with Wal-Mart for his ring.  He wants to look at pawn shops….

    Post # 5
    Member
    5670 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    I would say go for it. Noone ever asks. My dad had a white gold band that was serverly banged up and another band would have been over $1,000 so they bought a silver one from online. Noone knows the difference they paid a 1/4 of the price and he still can wear a wedding band.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2820 posts
    Sugar bee

    No one has ever asked me where I got my ring. 

    ut I’ll be the dissenting voice and say I wouldn’t do it – but just because I’ve had a lot of problems with walmart in the past and I wouldn’t want something on my finger that I wear everyday to remind me of a store that makes me irritated.  If the store doesn’t make you irritated and you haven’t had problems with it in the past then I wouldn’t worry about it. 

    But I guess I also worry about how they get their prices so low, it seems like it’s asking for trouble, like Walmart just recalled a bunch of kids jewelry for containing toxins, so that’s kinda sketchy.  I donno, I got mine off etsy for $70 out of recycled gold and that gave me more peace of mind than worrying about how it was made.

    Post # 7
    Member
    1051 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    Fiance insisted on an $8 ring from Amazon (below).  To be honest, I get a kick out of telling people where it’s from and how much it cost – I tell them we put the savings towards my weddnig band!  As other’s have said, it’s unlikely anyone will actually ask, but if they do just be honest and proud of what a great bargain you found=)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001D1ND8G/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=486539851&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001XXCV6E&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0WF8PE5VWK8268J1SSPS

    Post # 8
    Member
    7770 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Walmart is actually the largest supplier/ buyer of gold in the US.  (People buy the most gold from Walmart.)  I am all for saving dollars, but it is just so sad- the reality that gold fuels wars.  Not to sound like a bleeding heart- but it’s true.  The thing is, it fuels war not matter where you buy it from…

    Post # 9
    Member
    2606 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I didn’t vote because none of the poll responses fit my answer. Smile

    The only way I would buy from Wal-Mart or any department store is if they have a warranty you can purchase to protect you should the ring become damaged, etc.  Also, rewhitening is usually included in the warranty price if you are buying from a jewelery store.  It doesn’t cost much to rewhiten, but it does add up, and yes, white gold can/does yellow so that may be a consideration for you.  Of course, if your ring only cost you $8 like twalila’s, you could just buy a whole new ring if the ring became damaged or started fading!  LOL!  Unless of course, you wouldn’t want to do that for sentimental reasons, (it not being the same ring you actually got married with). 

    I get asked all the time where I got my wedding ring set, but it’s custom, so people are curious.  I also ask/have been asked by my close friends, but I don’t ask the average person, so that probably wouldn’t be an issue.  And really, your close friends won’t CARE where you got it, and if they’re not close friends, you shouldn’t care what they think about where you got it.

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