(Closed) Which cost more? His Hobby/things for himself or Your Ring?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which cost MORE, his hobbies/things for himself or your ring?
    My ring : (145 votes)
    66 %
    His hobby/things for himself (cars, watches, motorbikes, boats, gaming, hunting, trips etc) : (75 votes)
    34 %
  • Post # 2
    836 posts
    Busy bee

    well trips are to visit me.. i think everything he does is for “us”. He spends money on shoes and gets some gadgets once in a while but my ring cost more than that and its still a more affordable ring. I wish my ring cost LESS just because I rather us not spend a lot of money on jewellry… we did go a more affordable route but I like quality so he did pay for a ring with amazing quality. Its still SOOOO much cheaper than traditional options but still amazing quality as far as I am told. Anyway, if I got a ring I liked and found out it was cheaper than things he spends on himself – i wouldnt care, i’d be happy. If I found out he paid more for a ring i didnt like… i’d be kinda bummed. i rather get something i like of good quality regardless of how much he paid. its nice that he didnt pay a crazy shit ton though ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 3
    1167 posts
    Bumble bee

    Given the fact that my Fiance earns minimum wage doing PT work on weekends, take out tuition costs, bills he pays for us (phones), his own car insurance, baby food and clothes, and weekly movie/date nights… I say I’m surprised he has enough money left to buy himself lunch every now and then. 

    ๐Ÿ™‚ and he saved for months getting me a ring that only costs $2.5K.  All his games/gadgets bought this year combined will not cost him more than half my ring cost.  He doesn’t take trips, or watches, or motorbikes, or new cars often (he’s had his car for about 10 years now and still going strong). 

    Post # 4
    7431 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2013

    Definitely my ring.

    Post # 5
    110 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: MGM Grand Skyline Terrace

    I had to think about this. My ring was more expensive than my FH’s current hobbies. 

    My FH used to be into the latest and greatest guns, ammo, and related accessories, and spent a lot on that but that came to a stop earlier this year. Now, he’s back into video games, 3D printing, and gadgets. It’s expensive but not as much as my ring and definitely not as much as he used to spend on guns. 

    Post # 6
    9098 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    His/our hobbies because they’re the same. We’re into computer gaming. Both of our computers individually cost more than both my rings together.

    Post # 7
    1025 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Fiance has some expensive hobbies, and we do travel 2 times a year to Las Vegas (from Ontario, Canada) but I would have to say my ring cost more. He bought me a 10k ring and 2 1k wedding bands from Blue Nile – We might have spent close to 10K in trips over the last 8 years but those are for both of us.

    Post # 8
    1727 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    His hobbies BUT I picked out my ring and spent way less that he gave me as a budget. So it’s not because he wanted to spend less. Plus Darling Husband collects guns and those add up fast and I have my own little collection going now. 

    Post # 9
    4238 posts
    Honey bee

    I didn’t vote yet.

    What’s the time frame? In some years his hobbies cost more than my marital bling, but some years not. Also, I insisted that he spend not much more than a week’s wages on my e-ring, since I fully intended him to buy. me. more. (insert diabolical laugh here)





    Post # 10
    11642 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    My ring by a long shot, but as PP noted, over an accumulation of years, I suppose this answer would change. I didn’t want him to spend what he did, but I was very touched that he saved and prioritized it because it meant that much to him. I remember that every time I look at it:-) 

    Post # 11
    3028 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2008

    His hobbies, for sure, but I feel like he was still quite generous with me and spent more on it than I had asked for (I showed him rings that were around $2500, and mine was a bit over $1000 above that amount). No complaints here!

    Post # 12
    1150 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    Definitely my ring.  My Fiance will buy himself a video game every now and then, or some nice craft beer, but in general he is very budget-oriented when it comes to himself.  I know he’s wanted to buy a new gaming system for a while but that money went toward my ring.  He wanted to spend even more but I said NO WAY!  I would have been happy with a <$500 good quality ring, and I told him so.  He definitely went above and beyond when it came to my ring and the proposal ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 13
    3088 posts
    Sugar bee

    I say my hubby and I are the same. 

    Post # 14
    995 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    My ring by far.. Fiance hates spending money on himself but enjoys spending it on me. lol.


    Post # 15
    335 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    My ring was under $500, and I know my husband spends around that each year on his major hobby, cycling (his bike was thousands of dollars, but predates me).  I don’t understand the comparison, though. He and I both viewed the ring as a symbol that we would get married, not like some sort of statement that I matter more than his hobbies.  I’m a person, so I matter to him in a different way than his bike does, and that is not reflected by comparing dollar signs.

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