Post # 59
- Wedding: December 2010 - Savannah, GA
I thought I’d add, that when we bought our wedding rings, DH put both of those rings on his credit card–again, he paid the card off as soon as he got the bill. But, since I wanted to pay for his ring myself, I paid him for his ring over time. I would have put it on layaway at the store, but they wouldn’t give me the same deal as they would if we bought it right then.
DH said I didn’t have to pay him, because even before we got married he considered all our money “our” money, but it was really important to me that I use the money I earned myself. If he hadn’t had the money to pay for his ring, I would have waited to get it, even if it did mean not getting as good of a deal… We just don’t believe in going into debt.
Post # 60
He paid cash in full. He always keeps a large amount of cash in his accounts and doesn’t believe in buying things one can’t comfortably afford.
Debt is a slippery slope. For just a ring? Not worth it.
Post # 61
Fiance paid for it out of pocket. It only cost $450 though! (Sapphire yay!)
Post # 62
My ring is all payed for. Fiance saved money for a few months and he got an amazing deal on it.
Post # 62
Fiance put my e-ring on layaway because it was really the only one I was drawn to and he didn’t want anyone else snatching it up. He also wanted to avoid any financing charges, so it was paid for by the time he proposed.
We also did the same thing with our wedding bands so we wouldn’t have to worry about financing.
Post # 63
Fiance had the money in savings, and since he paid for my ring with a wire transfer thru his bank, the store gave him a discount, which saved him almsot $1,000. I would not have wanted him to finance anything.
Post # 64
Same here! yay for tax return! haha
Post # 65
Mine was paid for in cash up front, but it wasn’t very expensive so that’s not a huge feat. I don’t know if I could live with myself if he went further into debt for my e-ring, the poor guy has enough student loan debt already!
Post # 66
My favorite story around our engagement is how my husband was hell bent on making sure we started wedding planning with a ring on my finger. Very traditional! He saved up all of his cash from his new job he started in November to propose on Dec. 25th. So yep, he paid for it in full when he proposed to me!
Post # 67
Totally paid for…He put the wedding and engagement ring on the Amex for the Delta points (paid at least 1/2 of the honeymoon) paid it off right away and paid for the diamond with cold hard cash.
Post # 68
I am not engaged yet, but I know that he is saving and paying cash for it.
Post # 69
@BeanPod He started saving after first date! WOW! That is so sweet and cute!!! What a great story if you guys have kids!!!
Post # 70
I am not engaged yet either, but we discuss it so I know it’s coming. He is paying cash. I want something very nice, so to balance out my neediness I am paying for the wedding myself.
Post # 71
he knows I would have been mad if he financed it or he spent too much, so yes it is paid for, but we need a wedding band.
Post # 72
Yup. Mine was all paid for up front.