(Closed) Two Months’ Salary?

posted 12 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did your FI spend two months' salary on your e-ring?

    Yep, I think it's an appropriate gauge for budgeting.

    Yeah, but I think that's too much to spend on a ring!

    No, that's unrealistic to expect, especially these days.

    No, he's too frugal. Love him anyway! :)

    He spent even more!!

  • Post # 77
    144 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Wow, I have to say I’m surprised by how many stuck to that rule.   BUT, its totally a personal choice and I think it depends on a lot of factors.  We could afford more, but my Fiance spent about 1/2 month salary, on sale, which was fine by me.  Not to mention convenient when he got laid off 6 months later.  Phew.  Sometimes his frugality is frustrating, but most of the time I adore him for it.

    Post # 78
    1809 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    FH spent about a month’s salary on my e-ring and wedding ring set (purchased seperately). I couldn’t see him spending any more than that because we have things things we need to spend our money on (mainly, home improvements).

    Post # 79
    126 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    If Fiance had had spent 3 months (or even 2 months!) salary on my ring I probably wouldn’t be able to lift my hand.  It would have been an obscene amout of $$$ to spend on a piece of jewelry.  He spent less than 2 weeks salary, and that was a perfect amount.

    Post # 80
    163 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    There is no way I would have expected him to spend that much money. He said it was ok if the ring I ended up liking was that expensive, but that we would need to wait a while to save up for it. In the end the ring I fell in love with cost much, much less than that.

    After all, an engagement ring given with love and sincerity means the same thing whether it cost £2 or £2000, and that meaning is so much more important than any price tag.

    Post # 81
    2588 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    My ring cost $210. Wouldn’t have had it any other way.

    Post # 82
    9024 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    i think spending 2 months salary on a e-ring is pretty extravagant… especially as more and more women stop wearing their e-ring after a while of being married and just wear the wedding band? but thats just me.. 

    Post # 83
    2271 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    I do not who thought up the 2 month rule. The first time I got married the saying was one month’s salary. I think it is ridiculous, especially when there are so many other things the money could be spent on.

    Post # 84
    17 posts
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I was in the jewellery store getting my rings cleaned a few months ago and there were a couple of guys in there waiting for approval for financing…just makes me nervous to see people do that.  I understand that people can’t upfront that much money right away, but I would hope that some of the boys can start planning and saving for it in advance rather than pay an additional amount in interest financing the ring.  

    Post # 85
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have heard two months salary, but it’s definatly a personal choice.  Fiance spent about that much on my ring but that was his budget.

    Post # 86
    409 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    haha my SO spent less than one paycheck on mine!  but it appraised for about a months salary…

    Post # 87
    3295 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    we had budgeted for about a months salary, but ended up spending less (about 2 weeks worth of his salary) and i got the ring of my dreams!

    Post # 88
    108 posts
    Blushing bee

    I said yes, it’s appropriate – but only because he’s a student who doesn’t make much anyway! 😛

    Post # 89
    3315 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    This sort of thinking is one of the reason I hate the whole idea of engagement rings.  (Let’s publicly announce how much Fiance makes, shall we?)  NotFroofy and I decided not to have engagement rings at all.

    Post # 90
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    His absolute limit was his then 2 months salary. I told him I would highly upset if he paid that much though. He ended up paying what his 2 month salary is now as he took a pay cut when he went from contractor to full-time. Still wish he could have paid less but it was still a half to a third of the appraisal value.

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