(Closed) How much to spend on wedding bands…please help!

posted 9 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Is $420 too much to spend one one ring? (Best man paying)
    Yes! Too much! Don't even ask. : (2 votes)
    4 %
    No, it's fine. Just tell him it's the one you want already! : (49 votes)
    91 %
    I have a different opinion and will explain below. : (3 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    If you really, really like one, why don’t you offer to pay for a part of it, if he’s not able to pay for all of it?

    Or, you could also let him know that wedding bands range from 100$ to, like 5000$ and that if he let you know how much he would be willing to pay for it, it gives you an idea? That way, if you can’t find anything in his prices, you cover the rest.

    Worth the shot.

    Post # 4
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    240 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If that is the tradition in your Fiance family, I think it it perfectly fine to ask. $420 seems very reasonable for a wedding band.

    Post # 5
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    4381 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

    We’ve been stuck finding things we liked in the 1k-2k range, so that sounds like an awesome price to me.

    Post # 6
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    1729 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    That’s a great price for platinum. And a really cool band!

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    My wedding band cost $2000 I think it is fine. however I paid for my own so I would feel awkward having someone else have top fork out heaps of money just because I have expensive taste.

    Post # 8
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2011

    I’m hoping to find one under 1k so it sounds fine to me. 

    Although I have to ask– is it also tradition for the best man to be a family member? If not it seems a little odd to me… “it’s our tradition to have someone else pay,” ya know? Although if ALL the family members did it and always picked other family members then I see how it would work. 

    Post # 10
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    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think everyone has a different opinion on how much is “too much” for a wedding band.  My wedding band will be $60 and Fiance will be $99.  We are paying for each other’s, but I don’t think I would ever be comfortable with anyone else paying for my ring.  My band is very simple, because I do not want it to take away from the beauty of my engagement ring, but I totally understand that some people want more “bling” for their band.  Considering many that I have seen run up to $5000…I think $420 is ok…but if you Fiance is going toward something less expensive, you might want to ask him what he thinks.  Maybe the family has a tradition about choosing inexpensive rings, too!  😉

    Post # 11
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    Ooooh that is a GREAT price for such a beautiful band!  For platinum with an intricate design like that, I think it’s a steal.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Ours were $1700 together (custom, platinum/18k gold). So, that’s actually crazy cheap.

    Post # 14
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    750 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    i think we’re planning to spend about $1,000 on our combined rings, so it sounds fine. I think my ring will actually be cheaper than his, because he’s pretty set on platinum and I want 18K white gold.

    Post # 16
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    yay! good for you girl!

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