I've been reading through questions about wedding rings. I noticed a lot of women said they'd be fine with any symbol as long as it was given with love. However, I was reading these in questions from people who didn't have the money to buy an expensive ring.
I also read the whole two/three months salary requirement.
So here' s my question. The guy makes a good amount of money, enough that two/three months salary would probably buy one nice ring. However, the guy wants to save for the future i. e. retirement, a house, a new car, etc. He knows the ring is important, but also sees the value of spending his money to provide for her, and himself, once they are married. So instead of buying the expensive ring, he buys her one that's still nice, but not the two/three month salary price.
Would this say he's just cheap or would the fact he's thinking more about the future and providing for her make up for the less expensive ring?
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I love that you are thinking about your future. When my husband and I first got married we didn't have a lot of money so we got simple, matching bands. A few years later when we were both more stable and successful he offered to replace the band with a beautiful, 2 carat princess cut ring, the one I had always wanted but for some reason I didn't want it anymore. Over the years the simple band had started to have meaning. It was on my finger when our car broke down and we had to walk home two hours in the rain. It was on my finger when he held my hand through my grandmother's funeral and my best friends wedding. Somewhere along the line I started to see my husband when I looked at that simple band and it will kill me if I wake up one morning and it's not on my finger.5