(Closed) To Wait or not to Wait??

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I get a ring that I like now, or wait and hold out for "something nicer"?
    Tell him you like the ring you picked out and get engaged soon. : (32 votes)
    89 %
    Hold out for another year so he can save up for something bigger and "nicer" : (2 votes)
    6 %
    Other? : (2 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    35 posts
    Newbee

    Neither you or the salesperson were wrong calling it a radiant and emerald. Radiants are commonly referred to as emeralds because they have similar shapes.

    Post # 3
    Member
    135 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’d tell him that you’re perfectly fine with a ring that’s inside the current budget! However, assure him that if he’s not quite ready, you’re fine with waiting a little longer. He might feel pressured otherwise 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    149 posts
    Blushing bee

    I’d tell him that you’re ready whenever he’s ready and that you will love a ring that’s in his budget! 🙂

    Post # 6
    Member
    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    Keep in mind if you need to wait 6mo-a year to afford this ring how will that affect your wedding budget? Should you get this one and have a longer engagement you might be ok or wait now and then have a shorter engagement. If you know you’ll be married and are picking out rings, you’re practically engaged anyway so I’d be okay waiting but that is just me. 

    Post # 7
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    2668 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I personally don’t like really big rings either. My engagement ring was pre-owned, around .25 ct total and cost about $200 I think, and it’s exactly what I wanted. My fiance had pointed out some more expensive, higher carat rings when we were looking, but they just weren’t me. I wore a promise ring for years that was probably about .05 ct total while I figured out how to get my divorce from my previous husband completed. I don’t believe in spending a huge amount of money on rings, I mean I think you should spend enough to have something that will last your lifetime with proper care, but ultimately it’s just a tiny bit of metal and some stones that you are buying.

    Post # 8
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    28 posts
    Newbee

    An engagement ring should be something you love and a symbol that you two will share a life together, don’t postpone the next step in your relationship (if you both feel ready) to get a ring that you don’t even want, life’s too short to wait and what a waste of money? 

    I think these days with ring selfies and Pinterest people feel pressured to have a certain ring or a certain wedding, but this whole thing is about you two, so do what’s best for you:)

    Post # 9
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    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    I traded down to a smaller ring and frankly, one of you could get hit by a bus tomorrow so why wait for something you’re not even sure you want? Make your lives easier and spend more time/money on the wedding if it’s important to you or just take the extra money and go on vacation.

    Post # 10
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    88 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Go for the one you like now, as PPs have stated, why wait to get something that you don’t want? Do it when you’re both ready and you’d be much happier IMO. And you will have more money to spend on the wedding day 🙂

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