Post # 1
Just something I wonder about. Personally, my rings will end up being more expensive, which I tend to think is the norm.
However, after watching some dress shows, it makes me curious. Also, I know a girl who spent quite a bit more on her dress, than her fiance did on her engagement ring.
What do you ladies think?
Post # 3
Ring for sure lol. My dress was like a fifth of my ring.
Post # 4
@futuremrsmck: Rings, without a question. You wear the dress once, and wear the rings every day for the rest of your life. Unless you’re totally not a jewelry person then I have no idea how you can spend more on the dress than the rings unless a rich relative is paying for the dress or something.
I think on the shows like SYTTD, the girls with the $25K dress also have pricey rings unless the parents are footing the bill for the dress.
Post # 5
I think this should be a no brainer. Ring, hands down!
Post # 6
I voted rings, for sure, and that’s how I initially commented. However, when I re-read your OP, I decided to edit my post.
I realized that I had not accounted for the fact that it’s very possible that some brides’ fiancees, especially if they are very young and are very early on in their careers, may not have nearly the means to purchase their SOs rings as some brides’ parents may have to purchase the brides’ dresses.
If the couple themselves are purchasing the rings and the dress, I would think that most people would choose to spend more money on the rings. However, that may not always be the case.
Post # 7
Well, another thing to think about regarding costs is that it is very popular to get an alternative stone that looks (and feels!) just as good as a diamond. In that case, it may be fairly easy to purchase a dress that costs quite a bit more than your ring.
Post # 8
@futuremrsmck: I think the ring should cost more, but there is no hard and fast rule. I don’t know how much my fiance spent for my bridal set, but I know it was over $1,000.
I am planning to spend about $700 or less on my dress. But we all know how easy it is to impulse shop and spend more!
Post # 9
- Wedding: June 2012 - Franklin Plaza
My rings cost like 6x more than my dress! There is no set formula, but I way I see it is the dress is only worn for a few hours… These rings will be on my finger forever!
Post # 10
My rings cost about 10x what my dress did. And since they’re on my finger and my yet-to-be-drycleaned dress is hanging in the closet in the guest room, I’m cool with that.
Post # 11
Rings, dress is only worn for 1 day, rings are worn for a lifetime!
Post # 12
Rings for sure. My dress was cheap for a wedding dress – $400 including alterations. ($25 veil, $70 earrings). My e-ring was at probably 20x that.
Post # 13
I think I’m definitely in the minority here. My e-ring was $600 and the dress I had my eye on was around $800, plus the shoes I want soooo bad are $200. I’m thinking of having a wedding band custom made, but don’t know how much that will cost. For some reason, I feel like it’s okay/more understandable for the dress to be more expensive but I understand what the rest of you bees are saying with wearing rings for a lifetime vs. the dress for a day. I might end up wearing my mom’s dress with a few alterations though, then it will end up being less expensive.
Post # 14
Rings. That’s for life, the dress is one day!
Post # 15
I’m not engaged yet, but based on what I’m hoping for in an engagement ring and what I think is reasonable to spend on a dress, definitely the rings!
Post # 16
Well my engagemnet ring was more than double my dress, but my dress was triple my wedding ring.