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Old 06-24-2010, 02:20 PM   #1
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Marriage Proposal or Car...my lil rant

Just wanted to get my fellow C5 member's opinions/thoughts/advice. I've had my car for a little over 3 months now and I love it. It has not even crossed my once to trade it or ever get rid of it! .... Until today ... for the first time It actually came to my head how expensive a marriage proposal (and the things that come with it) can be. As I was pricing engagement rings online all I can think was !!! There goes 4 to 5 months of car payments. I dont think I can go that long with out my Camaro. I didn't plan on proposing to my GF when I made the deal on the car but maybe I should have put the car off just a bit longer. I guess you can't have everything you want right??? well at least not all at once.

For those that are married, what is a good range that you should spend on an engagement ring?

Well, as i continue to ponder on my situation, I'm going to do everything possible to have both. If I had tons of money to blow this obviously wouldnt be an issue but the car payment is just one of a list of bills I have.

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Old 06-24-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:25 PM   #3
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Here's a thought: WAIT AND SAVE UP MONEY FOR IT!! She loves you right? Does it really matter whether you get married this year or next? If she loves you, it really shouldn't. I could easily see getting married to my girlfriend right now, but neither one of us can really afford to pay for a ceremony. So, we'll just wait till we can afford it, no big deal. we still love each other just the same, and we'll still be living in the same house...

And whatever you do, don't get rid of that car!! You'll regret it for a looong time!




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Old 06-24-2010, 02:27 PM   #4
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Here's a thought: WAIT AND SAVE UP MONEY FOR IT!! She loves you right? Does it really matter whether you get married this year or next? If she loves you, it really shouldn't. I could easily see getting married to my girlfriend right now, but neither one of us can really afford to pay for a ceremony. So, we'll just wait till we can afford it, no big deal. we still love each other just the same, and we'll still be living in the same house...

And whatever you do, don't get rid of that car!! You'll regret it for a looong time!




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Old 06-24-2010, 02:32 PM   #5
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And whatever you do, don't get rid of that car!! You'll regret it for a looong time!

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Thanks buddy! Ill consider your advice very very carefully. Im guessing you traded your camaro for a scion? :(

Well still, much appreciated advice. Im still curious on the price of a ring? lol
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:33 PM   #6
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:38 PM   #7
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I spent about 3k on the bridal set . She even picked it out . We went and looked at a few and then she told me which of them she liked and i then had my choice . But it was a surprise to her when i gave it to her and how i did it . Also check beldens or kay they have no interest financing if you need that .
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Years ago, I heard the rule of thumb is one month's wages for the price of the ring.
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:44 PM   #10
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I spent about 3k on the bridal set . She even picked it out . We went and looked at a few and then she told me which of them she liked and i then had my choice . But it was a surprise to her when i gave it to her and how i did it . Also check beldens or kay they have no interest financing if you need that .
Ok thats what i figured. How did she react knowing it was a ring she had picked even tho she wasnt expecting it? I have always been curious on how that works out?? I kind of want to pick it out on my own without her knowledge of anything.

Thanks for the tips on Beldens and Kay. Really REALLY appreciate that info! If she says "YES" yall as well as yalls camaros are invited to the wedding
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Also, it may be a good idea to read up on quality of diamonds. Then go look at unmounted diamonds until you find one you like, then look for the ring and have it mounted. You most likely will end up getting a better diamond and ring for less than if you purchased one from the case.
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Old 06-24-2010, 02:46 PM   #12
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Years ago, I heard the rule of thumb is one month's wages for the price of the ring.
I have heard the same. I was afraid of that. Im sure she'll enjoy it though. Thx
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I have heard the same. I was afraid of that. Im sure she'll enjoy it though. Thx
Of course, that's if you play by other's rules. If she is worried that you didn't spend the proper amount on the ring, I think you're gonna have more problems down the road.

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Thanks buddy! Ill consider your advice very very carefully. Im guessing you traded your camaro for a scion? :(

Well still, much appreciated advice. Im still curious on the price of a ring? lol
yeah dude, i made some dumb decisions. Basically if I had spent my money more wisely I easily could have kept the Camaro. But I didn't and then I got put into a corner and had to trade her in for something cheaper Oh well, some of us have to learn things the hard way
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Just wanted to get my fellow C5 member's opinions/thoughts/advice. I've had my car for a little over 3 months now and I love it. It has not even crossed my once to trade it or ever get rid of it! .... Until today ... for the first time It actually came to my head how expensive a marriage proposal (and the things that come with it) can be. As I was pricing engagement rings online all I can think was !!! There goes 4 to 5 months of car payments. I dont think I can go that long with out my Camaro. I didn't plan on proposing to my GF when I made the deal on the car but maybe I should have put the car off just a bit longer. I guess you can't have everything you want right??? well at least not all at once.

For those that are married, what is a good range that you should spend on an engagement ring?

Well, as i continue to ponder on my situation, I'm going to do everything possible to have both. If I had tons of money to blow this obviously wouldnt be an issue but the car payment is just one of a list of bills I have.

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Bonnies ring cost around 6 to 900 dollars. I can't remember. We bought it together. And payed for it together. We were young and knew we had to prepare for important things. And wedding rings are NOT important.

18 years and still going with our cheap ring.
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We have been married for 16 years and we started off with a small ring. I love that I was able to upgrade it about three times now! Today I have the ring I love and the car I love!! She'll love upgrading the ring.
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Old 06-24-2010, 03:00 PM   #17
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Bonnies ring cost around 6 to 900 dollars. I can't remember. We bought it together. And payed for it together. We were young and knew we had to prepare for important things. And wedding rings are NOT important.

18 years and still going with our cheap ring.
Hey thats great! Congrats on 18yrs. And the fact that you helped eachother out is a true testimonial to your marriage! Thanks for some inspiration
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