No matter how much you love your spouse-to-be, it’s not always realistic to spend tens of thousands of dollars on an engagement ring. Luckily, how much you spend does not correlate with how much you love your significant other, but rather an engagement ring is meant to be a symbol of love, passion and commitment --no matter the price tag.
So you fell in love with that gorgeous princess cut halo ring that you pinned to your "future wedding board" on Pinterest, but have you thought about the practicality of it? Your engagement ring will be on your hand every day for years to come. If you're like most women, you're not going to want to have to remove it for anything. That being said, it's important to think about how different ring styles will fit in with your hobbies, work, exercise, everything.
Buying an engagement ring is the ultimate romantic act, but there are a lot of practical considerations that go along with it as well. Check these five things off your list so that you can concentrate on the sentimental and fun part of the purchase:
I can tell you from experience that one of the top questions of people's minds when they are thinking about proposing is - how much do engagement rings cost? I get asked this more than any other question related to engagement rings.
And I get it. There are a lot of rumors out there that engagement rings cost x month's salary, that they should be x percentage of your total wedding cost, and the list goes on.
Not only are there a lot of myths out there dictating how much you should spend, but there also isn't one good answer. Whenever I'm approached with this question, I always give the same response - it depends. This is usually followed with an eye roll and a "c'mon, you have to give me a ballpark number!" So, this is the explanation that I then follow up with: