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Old 05-16-2008, 02:01 PM   #11
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excellent point, geebs, if only our budget allowed, i'd get a very simple ring to give to my daughter.
You can get a very simple ring for less than the cost of the tattoo. It does not have to be a diamond ring after all. It could be a cz ring or a colored piece of glass or no stone at all.
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Budget really isn't an issue if you are talking about a very simple gold band, or even white gold. It's less than a week of going out to eat.

In the end it's your life, your wedding, and your finger. Do what means the most to the both of you. Just don't use the excuse of budget because the budget is there if you are spending that much money on the other stuff.
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:32 PM   #13
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luvs, your church will insist on a wedding band, but the engagement ring is up to you.

imo, make poor jake take out a loan to buy you a ring. he might as well start getting used to the non-religious sacrifices as well.

just remember, when you go through pre-cana course and they ask you about pre-marital nookie, just ask them if they try a pair of shoes on before buying them...
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Old 05-16-2008, 02:34 PM   #14
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You can get a very simple ring for less than the cost of the tattoo. It does not have to be a diamond ring after all. It could be a cz ring or a colored piece of glass or no stone at all.


i totally agree, tats are expensive. personally i would want a real ring, modest though it may be.


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imo, make poor jake take out a loan to buy you a ring. he might as well start getting used to the non-religious sacrifices as well.

just remember, when you go through pre-cana course and they ask you about pre-marital nookie, just ask them if they try a pair of shoes on before buying them...[/quote]

GASP, bucky! as IF!!!!!!!!!
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my husband is in the military and has to take his ring off alot because otherwise he'd break the band with the physical work that he does...he has a tatoo around his ring finger so that he doesn't have to feel bad about taking it off....I think it's all about how you look at it. You can get a set of wedding bands at Wal Mart for cheap...or try a pawn shop. My aunt works at one and she has sold our family members some nice, inexpensive jewelry....all that matters is your love and committment to each other, and who cares if the diamond is big or small or if there is even a diamond.....the marriage part lasts much longer than the engagement part....
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GASP, bucky! as IF!!!!!!!!!
no money for shoes, either?
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I had a dear friend who used to say "if it feels good, it's supposed to, and if it doesn't then you're not doing it right." He felt that way about everything in life. If the tattoo makes you happy, go for it. however, I know several couples who couldn't afford a traditional engagement diamond who went for a Claddagh ring instead. simple, beautiful heart-in-hands motif.. and I'll bet that costs less than a tattoo!
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my husband is in the military and has to take his ring off alot because otherwise he'd break the band with the physical work that he does...he has a tatoo around his ring finger so that he doesn't have to feel bad about taking it off....I think it's all about how you look at it. You can get a set of wedding bands at Wal Mart for cheap...or try a pawn shop. My aunt works at one and she has sold our family members some nice, inexpensive jewelry....all that matters is your love and committment to each other, and who cares if the diamond is big or small or if there is even a diamond.....the marriage part lasts much longer than the engagement part....
My sentiments exactly! The ring does not make the relationship or marriage.
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no money for shoes, either?
none.
he ties paper towels that he stole from public restrooms around his footsies while i dance around in my Jimmy Choo shoes and twirl my Prada bag.
kidding, tee-hee.
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