(Closed) Do you count your rings and dress as part of your budget?

posted 7 years ago in Money
  • poll: Does your wedding budget include your dress and rings?
    Yes, it's all money for the same purpose. : (97 votes)
    58 %
    No, I counted my wedding ceremony and reception as one fund, my dress and our rings were seperate. : (54 votes)
    32 %
    I didn't pay for my dress, so I don't count it as part of the money spent. : (16 votes)
    10 %
  • Post # 17
    11268 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    we included the dress but not the rings, the travel expenses or the honeymoon.

    Post # 18
    8575 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    We counted everything that has to do with us getting married, including rings [e-ring too!], honeymoon & clothing/jewelry. Everything.

    Post # 19
    5373 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2014

    We included the dress in the budget, but not the rings since we paid for them ourselves. Most of the wedding is being paid for by our parents (:

    Post # 20
    668 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Dress, yes because my parents paid for it. Rings, no. That’s my Fiance and my responsibility.

    Post # 21
    5004 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2018

    I would count my dress if my mom hadn’t offered to pay for it outside of the budget my dad gave me. I’ll probably count both of our wedding bands, but my e-ring didn’t count. 

    Post # 22
    6255 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

    I can’t really vote in this poll, but I’m considering the dress as part of the budget, but not the rings.

    Post # 23
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @FutureMrsMcLaughin:  My fiance and I never officially decided on a definite budget (I know, I know!), but we have a rough range in mind that we’d like to stick to.

    That range doesn’t include any attire/accessories, our rings, or our honeymoon.  I’m not really sure why we originally didn’t want to include those things in the budget (maybe because $10,000 – $13,000 sounds much more reasonable to us than, say, $30,000), but our wedding budget range just covers save the dates, invitations, venue, officiant, DJ, photography, flowers, dinner, alcohol, cake, decorations, and tips.  (I hope I’m not leaving anything off.)

    I think if our parents were paying, we’d have to set a more concrete budget that covered everything.  Since we know what we’re comfortable spending ourselves, we know what we can afford to splurge on, where we can make cuts, how much we’re willing to spend for certain things, etc.  We definitely don’t have an unlimited budget or anything (I wish!), but I actually think we’ve been doing pretty well with figuring things out so far.

    Post # 24
    1083 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My parents said “we’ll pay for your dress and it won’t count with the money we will be giving you toward the wedding”. And as far as rings go, we put the bands on layaway so we could pay them off over time. Best decision we could have made rather than be hit with the cost at once. So, I’m not counting those either. 

    Post # 25
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Attire is in the general budget but the rings and honeymoon are separate items. The honeymoon is partially in the wedding budget in the sense that anything leftover will get funneled into it but it’s not a line item. Of course, my “budget” might not be entirely accurate either since anything from his parents is a separate budget so I guess we don’t have a final complete budget yet.

    Post # 26
    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I included my dress but not my ring.

    Post # 27
    2295 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I included everything except my engagement and wedding rings because Fiance bought those before we started wedding planning and they don’t “take away” from the money we have to spend on the wedding. I could add them as an expense, but I’d just add the amount to the “money available” part too.

    I did include his ring in the budget because I purchased it during planning and from the wedding pot of money, and I included my dress.

    Post # 28
    1278 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Dress yes. rings and honeymoon no. 

    Post # 29
    1190 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My dress and our weddings bands were included in our budget but the actually engagement ring was left out

    Post # 30
    3460 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I voted wrong accidentally.  I include rings and dress in my tally.  I did not include engagement ring or mini-moon in the wedding tally (one was before wedding, one was after wedding).

    Post # 31
    945 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    dress and rings  – not included 

    We’re working with a wedding planner whos job is to keep me on budget. For that purpose, somethings have been and have not been included in the budget for different reasons.

    I guess its also depends on who pays for what

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