Did I spend a ridiculous amount of money on my wedding ring?

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 2
2527 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

downsetgox342 :  I’d say thats average or maybe even lower than average. Mine was over twice that. And I personally know people who have spent as little as $100 and as much as $10,000+. 

Post # 3
6806 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

downsetgox342 :  Given points 1 & 2, what does it matter if anyone else thinks it’s too much? Stop worrying and just enjoy it! 

Post # 4
7814 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

There are people who spend a fraction of that and people who spend much more than that. As long as you can afford it and are happy with it, who cares what other people do?

Post # 5
2569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I mean, it’s all relative. I don’t know the cost my acquaintance’s rings, so I have nothing to base my idea of a “reasonable cost” on, aside from my own personal finances. Everyone’s situation is different, so don’t worry about what other people spend vs what you spent. It doesn’t matter as long as it works for you, which it sounds like it does.

If you’re curious, my original wedding band was under $1,000, but my upgrade wedding ring was $6,000+… innocent

Congratulations on your wedding ring! Bet it’s gorgeous!

Post # 6
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2019

Ooh can we see a pic!? What does it look like!?

To me that sounds like a reasonable amount to spend on such an important item. You’re going to be wearing it everyday so it should be of top quality and whatever makes you happy! The amount you spend is really just whatever is comfortable for you and your FH, you can’t compare to other people. 

I am planning on doing 2 pavé bands on either side of my solitaire, I think it will wind up being around $4-5,000 for the both. 

Post # 8
1496 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.  I know some people who spend >15k on just the engagement ring alone, and then a lot on the wedding ring as well.  It’s all relative – if you can afford it and you’re happy with it then that’s great.  There’s no rules about it as long as you’re not throwing yourself into crazy debt.

Post # 9
573 posts
Busy bee

What’s reasonable is relative. As long as it doesn’t break your bank and you’re not going to be wanting for that money later, it’s reasonable.

Post # 10
2569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

pearfectprincess :  

For the upgrade, I wanted just a single “all inclusive”-style wedding ring, because I didn’t like the feeling of two separate rings on my finger (I am weird about stuff like that) The stone, however, was not an additional purchase, it was just reset from my original solitaire. 


Post # 11
2917 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

downsetgox342 :  If it’s affordable for you, then no its not a ridiculous amount. 

Post # 12
407 posts
Helper bee

If you can afford it then do you bee. 

Post # 13
3560 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

downsetgox342 :  well there’s two ways in which you could have paid a “ridiculous amount” – 1) you can’t afford it, or 2) you’ve overpaid for what you got. since it sounds like neither is the case, then no, it’s not a ridiculous amount.

my wedding band was about $1k, but I got a plain platinum ring. if I had gotten something sparkly, my ring would likley have cost about twice that.

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