Price of ring compared to wedding cost?

posted 1 year ago in Parties
  • poll: Which did you spend more money on?

    Rings

    Wedding

    About the same

  • Post # 31
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    We spent $149 on my engagement ring, $40 for both of our tungsten carbonite wedding bands, and around $4500 on our wedding and reception for 40 people. This includes my dress, all of the wedding party’s clothes, housing his family and my family for the wedding weekend, the whole shebang. 

    We loved everything about our church wedding and restaurant reception (w/open bar) and would not change anything. 🙂 

    Post # 33
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    We spent 1500 on my ering and 4000 on a small wedding for 20. Our wedding bands cost 2000 together. I would have much rather not had the wedding at all and spent it on a bigger ering and more honeymoon spending money, but that’s with hindsight knowing that my wedding was awful. 

    It’s our 10th anniversary of being a couple next year and am hoping our finances will be in a place where we can justify getting a new ering. Fingers crossed!

    Post # 33
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2020

    Weird my reply disappeared, but here it is again:

    Everyone has different priorities.  I had a dream ring and my boyfriend came through (not engaged, but he already bought it).  I have never been a “wedding girl.” I’ve always hated tv shows about weddings and honestly kinda dread attending them.  I really doubt we’ll end up spending more on the wedding than the rings.  I’m hoping our wedding will be around 10k or less.  Neither of us have a lot of close friends and we both have small families.  I’ll be surprised if we come up with more than 50 people to invite.  I already have a dress and if cost under $300.  I’d rather do a Spotify playlist of my choosing than hire a DJ because I don’t trust other people’s music tastes haha.  I know I must be in an extremely small minority here from what I’ve read, but I genuinely do not care about wedding photography and probably won’t even have a photographer! I just want to make sure I get one good picture to hang up.  I don’t need 500 pictures of almost the same thing.  I don’t need a limo or vintage car for my wedding day and can’t imagine spending money on that.  To me, the ring lasts forever.  The wedding lasts a few hours.  Also, I don’t want to upgrade my ring.  I want to wear the same rings on my finger for the rest of my life. 

     

    Post # 38
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    Busy bee

    rings 10k 

    wedding $1500 

    out of state move a month after getting married 15k. 

    We are an older copy and this was a second wedding for both of us. 

     

    Post # 39
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Both wedding rings + engagement ring were about $2k for all 3 together.

    The wedding was about $24k and honeymoon $4k. I can’t imagine wearing a ring that expensive on my hand! I’d be terrified of losing it or damaging it all the time! Nor can I imagine loving a ring more than the one I’ve got.

    Our priority was having all our loved ones around us on the wedding day, so the main expense was food (a third of the budget. We had 120-ish people and this was a cheap venue for the area).

    Post # 40
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 2019 - City, State

    I feel like this is a bit of a strange comparison only because in most cases the cost of the wedding will be hugely affected by other factors like # of guests, if you live in an expensive city, etc.  I feel it’s a little bit of an apples and oranges thing.

    Post # 41
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

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    elodie2019 :  it doesn’t have to be plain, people can have whatever rings are most appealing to them and within their budgets. My rings are not plain. However, the symbolism of a wedding ring can be achieved with a very simple (and low cost) ring. The precious stones, engraving, custom designs, more expensive metals are all for the aesthetics of the ring. A lot of people get distracted by the aestethics of the ring and forgot what giving/receiving the ring is actually about.

    Post # 42
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    Bee Keeper

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    elodie2019 :  My husband’s ring was cheaper than the marriage license.  It was my ring that blew it out of the park compared to those costs because of the fact that we didn’t have a wedding.

    Post # 43
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2019

    Rings (my engagement ring & both of our wedding bands) = $7,300

    Wedding + honeymoon = $6,500

    Post # 44
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2020

    My ring was a little under 3k and our wedding hopefully will be 10k or less. I want to start saving for a home and to start a family so would like a very frugal wedding.

    Post # 45
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: April 2020

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    wineosaur :  Thats the budget I would like for our wedding and honeymoon too but his family is large and seems like we will be stuck inviting eveyone.

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