Post # 1
Hi bees! I’m wondering what’s traditional vs. what is currently being practiced with regards to paying for wedding bands. All of the traditional things I read say that the groom pays for the brides wedding band, but I”m not sure if that’s actually the case. Same thing with the bride paying for the grooms band. So how have you worked this out with your fiance/husband? Is he buying it or you buying it? If, say, your parents gave you money for the wedding, is it coming out of that “fund” or do you consider it a separate expense? Thanks!
Post # 3
Well it was considered a “wedding expense” we were getting money from both of our parents for the wedding but the rings went on my cc so i bought both his and mine.
Post # 4
- Wedding: September 2013 - Ontario, Canada
He paid for my engagement ring so we agreed (or basically I insisted) that I’m paying for the wedding rings. Only fair I think. We have a very equal relationship where we share all responsibilites and bills so it was quite natural for us. Though, to each their own of course.
Post # 5
We paid for all our rings (including the engagement ring) from our combined finances.
Post # 6
His Mom actually got our engagement ring because it’s their culture’s tradition. It also didn’t hurt that one of her best friends owns a jewelry store. We got the wedding rings ourselves.
Post # 7
I’m payingfor his ring and I’m planning on buying mine as well
Post # 8
We are splitting the costs evenly.
Post # 9
Well… technically he’s paying for my wedding band, and paid for my e-ring. And I’ll be paying for his band. I feel like they’re gifts, in a way, so I wouldn’t want us to pay for our own. In the end I suppose it doesn’t matter since we’ll be combining all our finances anyway.
Post # 10
I am purchasing am buying both bands.
Post # 11
He bought both of them since it was all going to be “our money” soon anyway.
Post # 12
Were both paying for them equally. We have a monthly payment schedule we keep since we’ve been engaged which goes toward all wedding expenses. Bands included, which we chose last weekend :).
Post # 13
I guess we’re pretty traditional…Fiance insisted on paying for my engagement ring and wedding band. I’ll be paying for his.
Post # 14
I’m buying both our bands.
Post # 15
Darling Husband and I paid for roughly half of our wedding on our own. The rings were part of our responsibility so “we” paid for them. Our finances were combined long before we were married so all wedding expenses came out of our joint accounts. “We” paid for my e-ring, too.
Post # 16
We paid for them, but we have combined finances so we didn’t really buy them for each other. We just purchased them together from our joint finances.