(Closed) What percentage of your wedding total was your ring?

posted 5 years ago in Money
  • poll: What is the cost of your engagement ring as a percentage of your total wedding budget?
    5% or less : (52 votes)
    24 %
    5-10% : (41 votes)
    19 %
    10-20% : (40 votes)
    18 %
    20-30% : (30 votes)
    14 %
    30-40% : (20 votes)
    9 %
    40-50% : (9 votes)
    4 %
    More than 50% : (25 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    1975 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @p2b:  my ring cost $589 wedding bands were $299 (mine) and $304 (his)

    wedding budget including rings and honeymoon is so far coming in at $25000

    14ct white gold diamond ring

    his 🙂

    Post # 4
    14067 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Oops, I voted wrong.  I thought it was out of the total so i voted 30-40%, but should have voted 40-50%.   The wedding was a little over double wwhat my ring cost.

    Post # 5
    1082 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    My ring was $6,000.

    Our wedding, including honeymoon was $35,000.



    Post # 6
    1079 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    My percentage comes out to be 9% if I do the math you put in your original post. 

    Post # 7
    11284 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    we didn’t include my rings into the wedding budget.  they were purchased before the wedding planning started.  if we had included them, the budget would have increased drastically (300%) and they would have taken up close to 75% of the budget.

    Post # 8
    4152 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My ring was $15k.  Our wedding was approximately $50k.  So about 30%.

    Post # 9
    232 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Our bands are less than 1% of the wedding budget together. My engagement ring was 10%, but we are not including my engagement ring in the wedding budget. Most of the budget, about 70% will be going to pay for food, drink, and cake at the reception.

    Post # 12
    1832 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    We did not include my engagement ring in the budget since it was paid for in full and given before wedding planning could happen.

    My ring was $5,300. I bought my fiances wedding band a few weeks after we got engaged for a total of $340, so this cost was also not taken from our wedding budget.

    As of right now including our honeymoon cost we are looking at a total of $23,000, but this is not exact hoping it ends up being more around $22,000 once our entree selections go in for a max of 135 guests.

    Post # 13
    2144 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    I think 14%? My ring was about $100, and we’re looking at about $700 for the wedding event now (not including wedding bands)

    Post # 14
    1549 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Ours was around 3% – FI’s grandmother gave us the diamond for my ring, so we only paid for the setting, which was aroun $2,500. Our total budget its $65K (which doesn’t include my dress or the honeymoon). 

    Post # 15
    195 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    E-Ring was $1550, wedding is costing around $17000 (note that e-ring is not included in wedding budget, but wedding rings are)

    So around 9% 🙂

    Post # 16
    6124 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    My ring was $2500 but my entire wedding (destination elopement) was $7000.

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