(Closed) Who buys the wedding rings?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Who buys the wedding rings?
    You (the bride) does. : (8 votes)
    5 %
    Your FI (the groom) does. : (7 votes)
    5 %
    You buy their ring and they buy yours. : (101 votes)
    68 %
    Someone else buys them (who?). : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Other? : (32 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 17
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    251 posts
    Helper bee

    Darling Husband and I have always had a funny way of spliting our income. My income is random, while his is stable, so we use mine for large purchases, while his goes to monthly bills. However, I’ve paid bills from mine and he’s purchased large items from his. We both have a comfortable cushion in the bank to land on, if need be.

    But for the wedding we made a joint fund and put our money in together, and honestly I’ve no idea how much of mine and his we put in. We just kind of dumped money in as needed. When we got engaged Darling Husband used his OWN account to buy my ring, so 100% money he earned, but our wedding rings came from the wedding fund. Darling Husband and I don’t really have labels like “mine” and “yours”. Works for us.

     

    Post # 18
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    6107 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    We bought them at the same time so he put both on his AMEX card. We knew we would be joining bank accounts once we were married so it didn’t really matter who put what on which card.

    Post # 19
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    224 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @renwoman:  I’ve always heard that you are supposed to buy each others. However, My Darling Husband bought his own since he had the money available, and I had already put down most of the big deposits. We’re not really the “traditional” couple when it comes to stuff like this. 🙂

    Post # 20
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    1285 posts
    Bumble bee

    We bought ours together, out of our wedding money account.  

    Post # 21
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    2610 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

    I voted that you buy eachothers but that’s not what we ended up doing even though it was the plan. Fiance did not realize at first he had to buy two rings for me and so his budget for a wedding band was quite small. So I ended up buying both our rings though he is contributing to the cost of mine.

    Post # 22
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    9218 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @renwoman:  traditionally the groom buys both the engagment ring and wedding band for the bride and the bride buys the grooms band. 

    but it doesn’t always work that way.

    Darling Husband used my grandmother’s diamond and traded in the rest of that setting towards my ering.  since i make a lot more money than Darling Husband and i wanted something particular, i told him i would buy my wedding band and he would buy his.  his ring was about half as much as mine was.

    Post # 23
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    8439 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Well I don’t work, so technically, my husband bought everything.

    Post # 24
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    1936 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @renwoman:  I put other, because even though the money came out of my account, we only have less than 4 months of mine versus his.  At this point we already see it as “ours.”  

    Post # 25
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    3464 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    I will be buying my SO and mangagment ring and a wedding band (already bought the wedding band, but it needs to be altered) 🙂 I was under the impression that he buys mine and I buy his.

    Post # 26
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    1219 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @joya_aspera:  A man-gagement ring? I’ve never heard fo that. Is it a big diamond??

    I would normally say you buy each others rings but mine belonged to my Grandma and we just paid for it to be resized and cleaned, and DH’s Mum bought his.

    Post # 27
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    9544 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Well, I don’t have a separate wedding band, so we’re a little different. I guess technically my husband paid for his own band because he found it on online and purchased it. But at that point we were sharing finances, so it’s more like we both bought his ring.

    Post # 28
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    3371 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I thought you were meant to buy them for each other, so that’s what I voted for. Having said that though, my future mother-in-law has given me an antique ring she’s had for many years. It’s yellow gold, with diamonds in a shared setting – EXACTLY the same design we were originally considering from Tiffany & Co. Funny thing was, she didn’t even know I loved that style before gifting me the ring. Meant to be!

    I’ll be buying FI’s ring though, either a 4mm platinum milgrain band from Blue Nile or the T&Co version with gold edging.

    Post # 29
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    1344 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    I bought both of ours, but the funds for his ring came from my personal account and the funds for mine came from our joint account.

    Post # 30
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    221 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    We are both contributing to the purchase of the rings, it’s all a part of our wedding budget.

    Post # 31
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    729 posts
    Busy bee

    We’ll probably both contribute. He already has his wedding band… he found it in a parking lot several years ago, lol.

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