Post # 1
Anyone else just talk about and decide to get married with out having a proposal or engagement ring? We have been together for almost 4 years, have a 2 yr old son(planned, talked about marriage from the start too) and have lived together almost from the start. I am just curious if there are others out there like us. I had wanted to get married in 2012 but decided that 2013 will be easier on our wallets. We will be having a wedding budget of under 5k. No big extravegant wedding for me which is not my thing(extravagent that is) A very private ceremony with only about a dozen people present at my parents house and then a reception with around 100 guests.
Post # 3
@Winter2013: We were engaged for over 4 months before I finally got my ring. I don’t think ring is that important. I considered not even having it, but in the end decided to get one. Mostly because he wanted me to have an engagement ring. I am now excited to have it, but I would have been ok without it. A ring is just a symbol.
Post # 4
We’ve been planning this wedding for over a year now and no ring in sight just yet. There are simply so many other budget items (non wedding related) that just take precedance over it. I’d rather get my venue, catering, and photographer deposits out of the way first, then worry about the ring.
Post # 5
We are engaged. No ring. Set our date out 5 months…which seems so close yet FOREVER away, lol. My budget is only $1500 and 74 guests.
After trying to figure out whether to go back to school, I decided that sometimes the “right” moment (as far as time and money) will never happen. Sometimes you just have to jump and make the best of it. Cause life just keeps happening no matter what and there is seldom the “perfect time”….especially if there are kiddos 🙂
My brother and his wife had a tiny (20ish ppl) backyard wedding and bbq and had a blast. They still say how much fun it was and wouldn’t of changed anything.