Friday, July 29, 2011

SHE put a ring on it!

Remember way back when, when I showed you the ring options Josh liked? (If you don't remember, click here.) Well, when I priced them out with our jeweler, I freaked out. They cost about three times the upper end of my budget for Josh's ring. (I guess I was completely out of the loop for what wedding bands cost? Or maybe my jeweler was really expensive? I'm not sure.) I told him that I would definitely buy the ring he wanted, and I would somehow make it work. He bought my ring with cash that he had saved for months, and I felt bad knowing I may not be able to get him the ring he wanted.

But Josh is much more practical than I am. He said it was stupid for me to spend that much money on his ring. We each had a budget in mind, and we hadn't even discussed it, but we were on the same page. He thought the price was ridiculous, too. So, he was thinking about getting a plain-jane band that was more affordable. I hated this idea because Josh is an architect - he  has a very geometric-modern style, and I thought his wedding band should reflect that.

So, long story short, I turned to my favorite place to buy things: Etsy. There, I found seller havalazar and their assortment of solid gold wedding bands with designs I know Josh would love.

So I made a purchase. And for the record, it was WAY under my budget! Josh loves it, and I feel a lot better knowing he has a band that reflects a bit of his style.

Photos via HavaLazar via Etsy

 I love it. I can't wait to see it in person when it's delivered next week!

What part of your wedding was more surprisingly more expensive than you originally thought? What did you do about it?


  1. that is a really cool ring! i love it!

  2. Way to find that ring on Etsy!! It is gorgeous or handsome for your guy!!

  3. Very cool ring, we have yet to purchase one for Groomzilla but I don't think he will be too picky! Good find!