(Closed) Did the e-ring/wedding rings cost more than the wedding?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which is going to cost more?
    The wedding : (35 votes)
    85 %
    The e-ring/wedding rings : (6 votes)
    15 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    3525 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    Our only wedding cost was the marriage license (we’re marrying in the courthouse) and our reception, which cost a little less than my engagement ring and both our wedding bands. I’d hate to wear $1k+ on my finger when that money could be put to other uses, but that’s just me. 🙂

    Post # 4
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    2392 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I think our wedding is going to end up costing about 30x the cost of the rings!  We are EXTREME.  😛

    I can understand the idea that rings last for a lifetime, and the wedding is just one day, but I always choose to spend for experiences over material things.  It’s just the way I’m wired – I love nice food, wine, travel, events but clothes/shoes/jewelry are just things that take up space and get in the way.  I also didn’t want diamonds which takes the ring cost down a lot and we’re renting our venue out for a few days, which brings up the wedding expense.

    Post # 5
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    3176 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    My wedding is more, but I could totally understand someone spending more on the ring based on the idea that the wedding is one day and you’ll wear the ring the rest of your life like mentioned above 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    1927 posts
    Buzzing bee

    My rings are more than the wedding cost.  My husband had the money and we could more than afford the ring so he chose to get me something spectacular.   I’m comfortable with that because first of all, I love it!  But also because the ring is an asset that retains value and can be passed down for generations.  My parents completely paid for the wedding.  The wedding was still in the tens of thousands and pretty extravagant, but less than my rings.  I love both my rings and my wedding and I’m pleased with the amount of money that was spent on both because they were both perfect.  But I do know that it’s pretty out of the norm for the ring to cost more than the wedding.. that’s just the way things happened for us.

    Post # 7
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Our wedding was more then our rings, but not by much (under 1K difference) but if you add rings & honeymoon; then we spent more on that then our wedding.

    Post # 8
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    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Our wedding cost more than the rings but I still have what most people would consider a good size and quality e-ring (plus a half eternity band).  My parents paid for the vast majority of our wedding which they’ve planned ot do my whole life so that allowed us to have a larger event than we would have been able to fund on our own.

    Post # 9
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    411 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I told Mr. Library that I would rather that he save the money from the ring and put it toward something in the future, like the wedding, our new home, etc.  I really liked how it all turned out, and I love my ring.

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