(Closed) SPINOFF: young brides with huge rings-how did FH pay for it?!

posted 6 years ago in 20 Something
Post # 107
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Blushing bee

Well, if the parents paid for their wedding, their house, their cars and every other little thing, they have plenty to spend on that rock!

Or, there is such a thing as cubic zirconia!

Post # 108
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

My ring isn’t giant by any means, but it’s bigger than what I expected and it’s bigger than what most girls my age (who aren’t marrying older men) have. It was a family heirloom, so it was free. 

Post # 109
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Baron:  That doesn’t seem to be the case for most of the bees on here. Many have either saved for a while, have a Fiance that has been fortunate in the job department, or acquired an heirloom. Sure, a few may have parents that pay for everything, but it seems like there’s more people not in that camp than in it. 

Post # 110
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2019

Mine was just under $9k, and Fiance saved up for AGES. He isn’t in a high paying job, but he is very good at saving. He paid in two installments, when he ordered it (even though it turned out that the ring on display was in the right size, so we got that one) and then when he picked it up. Mine isn’t a huge ring at all though, so sorry if I shouldn’t be posting on this thread! It is 0.61cts

Post # 111
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

This is my first ring. We could only afford to buy the trio set which came with the bidal set and his wedding band. I think it costed us $600.

 

 

These are my new rings. They are being sized. They costed us $1000 for just mine. His was only $200 but he really likes them. We are now 21 & 22(DH). Well will keep our rings until our vow renewal since we got married by the JoP. We did get out new rings at the pawn shop because we found great deals. My new rings are worth about $2500+. We are proud because we paid cash. We both are college students with 1 child.

Post # 112
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Basically, just had to say that I agree with everything @ilaz: has posted. Every. Single. Post. Lol each time I read a post that frustrated me, I got ready to respond, but you had already replied with essentially my exact thoughts. 

Also, definitely agree with another Bee who noted that it’s not exactly the same to save when your parents have paid for literally every single one of your living expenses, your car, your education, etc. as it is when you’re “saving” simply to pay for your own groceries & utilities each month. 

Regardless, everyone has her own unique circumstances in life; what’s more important is how she handles the hand she is dealt, so to speak. I have more respect for a person who is ‘privileged,’ by definition, & recognizes/appreciates their blessings on a daily basis, than I have for someone who is underprivileged & ungrateful about the things they do have. 

Post # 113
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@brownfam11:  And you should be proud! What an awesome deal on a beautiful set of rings. I absolutely love that style of ring, with the clustered side stones. 

I have a lot of respect for you; my Fiance & I are both students, about your age (I’ll be 21 in 6 weeks, Fiance will be 22 in 6 months). I cannot imagine the hard work & dedication it takes to raise a child while both of you pursue your education. Hell, the closest thing I have to a children is my cat & my job; most days, I want to fastforward to the day I am lucky enough to become a mom. Anyways, just wanted to say congratulations on being awesome! 🙂

Post # 114
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

When I see big rings on people (young or old!) I don’t really make assumptions about how they afforded it…I make assumptions that they’re spendthrift. Whether you have $$ or not, that’s a lot of money to spend on a shiny rock that is more or less begging to be mugged.

Post # 115
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m 21 (got engaged at 20), and my engagement ring cost roughly $42,000. 

Post # 116
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@FutureMrsO_MyImSoLucky:  

Thank you. It is hard but its fair. I feel in love with the rings we found. You would be amazed at what they have for the price.

Post # 117
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I don’t know what you consider expensive, but my e-ring cost just under 5k & my wedding band just just under $500 so my total set was about $5,300.

We paid for it by saving like crazy & living at home longer than we wanted to. Plus, we bought my rings & his ring together, so that made it a lot easier.

We are both 21, for reference, and my e-ring is a 3ct OEC Amora moissanite in a custom palladium & diamond setting, My wedding band is a diamond & platinum floral eternity, & my husband’s band is a 6mm white tungsten.

Post # 118
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@menzies:  Woah. Care to post ring pics!? 🙂

Post # 119
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

My ring cost over 10k (I don’t know the exact price, but around 13k) and guess what? Fiance didn’t pay for it. His parents did. It’s a loan that we will have to pay back when he is done with law school and has a stable job.

Did I want or need him to spend that much money? HELL NO. But he didn’t like the idea of buying something cheaper and upgrading later. He wanted to get me my “forever” ring now. And his parents can afford it no problem.

I know some people will judge me hardcore for this..and I understand that. But this is the decision he made and I couldn’t be happier with the ring he chose. I’m glad that I won’t ever feel like I need to upgrade and thus, will have this sentimental and beautiful ring forever.

Post # 120
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

He was 22 when we got engaged. Ring was 5k.

We lived a home so we were able to save a heck of a lot more.

He was also fortunate to get a job in his field right away.

Post # 121
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Darling Husband proposed with a 10K ring but he makes 90k a year and was saving up for a few years (we dated 7 years before marriage)

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