Post # 17
DH 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 DH used his OWN account to buy my ring, so 100% money he earned, but our wedding rings came from the wedding fund. DH and I don’t really have labels like “mine” and “yours”. Works for us.
Post # 18
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
@renwoman: I’ve always heard that you are supposed to buy each others. However, My DH 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
We bought ours together, out of our wedding money account.
Post # 21
- 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
@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.
DH used my grandmother’s diamond and traded in the rest of that setting towards my ering. since i make a lot more money than DH 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
Well I don’t work, so technically, my husband bought everything.
Post # 24
@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
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
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
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
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
- 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
We are both contributing to the purchase of the rings, it’s all a part of our wedding budget.
Post # 31
We’ll probably both contribute. He already has his wedding band… he found it in a parking lot several years ago, lol.