Shy
Savvy November 2020

Wedding ring bands - who pays?

Shy, on August 5, 2020 at 10:09 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 44
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Who pays for the wedding ring bands?
My fiancé thinks I should fully pay for his since he paid for my engagement ring and it’s making me roll my eyes a little.
I just think we should spilt it. Any help?

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Latest activity by Chelsea G, on August 10, 2020 at 10:35 AM
  • Mindy
    Super November 2020
    Mindy ·
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    Technically you are supposed to buy his and he’s supposed to buy yours.
    We had a wedding budget and have bought everything out of it. There’s been no who buys what discussions.
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
    Melle ·
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    We split ours cause we bought the bands together as a set
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  • Hannah
    Master July 2019
    Hannah ·
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    I've heard that you are supposed to buy his and vice versa. I've also heard that it doesn't matter. We didn't do a mine or his money kind of thing. Anything wedding related came out of our joint account. We combined finances anyway after marriage so we just had the general view of it's all our money.
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  • Lisa
    Super October 2021
    Lisa ·
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    We are buying each other’s. I think since it’s a symbol of your love to the other person, the person giving it should buy it.
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  • Jessica
    Master September 2020
    Jessica ·
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    We’re handling it the same as Mindy, it’s part of the wedding budget (which we are paying for ourselves). We’ve been combining our finances for a few years now, so it’s all our money anyways, but everyone does this differently.
    Are you also going to split the cost of your wedding band with him?
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  • C
    Master January 2019
    Cassidy ·
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    We joined our finances right after we got engaged. So we just went to the store a bought them together. He picked his I picked mine. We were both so picky we wouldn’t have been able to choose one for each other. But you can do what ever works for you. I agree with a PP that it should just be a part of the wedding budget
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  • Lisa
    Rockstar July 2022
    Lisa Online ·
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    We both paid for our rings together. Similar to some of the previous comments, we considered it part of our wedding budget. We went shopping for our rings together, each picked out our own (while getting each other's opinions on them), and paid for them together. This method seems to work well for many people, but you guys should do what works best for you.
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  • Ashley
    Dedicated September 2020
    Ashley ·
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    I picked out my own and bought it since he bought me a (more expensive) engagement ring, and he bought his but it was only like 30 bucks because he wants a silicone one (sensory issues) so...call us non-traditional lol we are trying to split costs pretty evenly for the wedding as a whole.
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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
    Jasmine ·
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    As far as I know, it's always been you pay for each other's.

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  • Shy
    Savvy November 2020
    Shy ·
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    Perfect! Definitely clears things up. Appreciate it
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  • Alisa
    Devoted August 2020
    Alisa ·
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    We paid for each others. lucky for me he wanted a super inexpensive silicone band

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  • A
    Super October 2021
    Ashley ·
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    Traditionally, you each pay for the other person’s ring. It doesn’t have anything to do with the engagement ring, though, and a lot of traditions have gone by the wayside with finances. For instance, it was tradition that the groom paid for the honeymoon, but now most couples pay for it together.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    That’s interesting. What part makes you roll your eyes about buying your future husband’s wedding ring?
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    FH bought my rings and I’m buying his. The prices don’t compare but that’s the design he wants. But even if was as expensive, I’d still buy his.
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  • Margarita
    Devoted March 2021
    Margarita ·
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    I had him buy his & im buying mine because he didn’t think about buying the set when he got my engagement ring
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  • Sarah
    Super August 2021
    Sarah ·
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    I paid for my fiance's band and he paid for mine.
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  • Pirate & 60s Bride
    Legend March 2017
    Pirate & 60s Bride ·
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    That’s what I was wondering. I offered to buy my hubby’s and wanted to get him something g super nice, but he just bought his own on Etsy.
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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    Right? No one bats an eye at a guy spending hundreds, or more likely thousands, on an engagement ring, but it’s a big deal to spend a couple hundred on a wedding band for him? Seems odd. Would you also split the cost of your band?


    Traditionally each person pays for the other’s ring. We share finances for the most part, so we bought our bands together.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    So true! It’s beyond my understanding.
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  • Sexypoodle
    Master October 2021
    Sexypoodle ·
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    Same here. FH showed me the ring he wants. Although, I think it’s really nice and certainly his taste, I kinda felt guilty that he didn’t want something that cost more. But, he’ll be happy!
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