(Closed) Which should you spend more on? Dress or rings?

posted 6 years ago in Money
  • poll: Which do you think should be more expensive: rings or dress?
    Rings (engagement and wedding band) : (113 votes)
    91 %
    Dress (with all accessories such as veil, shoes, headband, gloves, etc.) : (5 votes)
    4 %
    I think the dress should, but my ring was more expensive : (0 votes)
    I think the rings should, but my dress was more expensive : (6 votes)
    5 %
  • Post # 3
    5107 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Ring for sure lol. My dress was like a fifth of my ring.

    Post # 4
    8041 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @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
    8695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I think this should be a no brainer. Ring, hands down!

    Post # 6
    11418 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    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 # 8
    470 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    @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
    1901 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • 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
    3697 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    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
    732 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Rings, dress is only worn for 1 day, rings are worn for a lifetime!

    Post # 12
    14656 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    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
    478 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    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
    10453 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 2014

    Rings. That’s for life, the dress is one day!

    Post # 15
    2212 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Pinkmoon: +1!

    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
    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Well my engagemnet ring was more than double my dress, but my dress was triple my wedding ring. 

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