Recently, my best friend’s boyfriend Chad asked me to help him pick out an engagement ring for my friend. We pored through many ring designs, styles, sizes and a host of white gold, platinum, yellow gold and rose gold settings. As we were looking through ring options, we started talking about the expense of weddings, from today’s trend of staging showy marriage proposals and multiple wedding ceremonies to luxury honeymoons.
Where Should the Money Be Spent?
With an average wedding cost of $28,427, prioritizing expenses becomes important. Many people believe that it makes more sense to spend money on the more permanent aspects of the wedding, like the engagement and wedding rings, than on the more transitory items like elaborate cakes and fussy chair covers. After all, the engagement ring is just the beginning of a wedding’s expense.
Some men spend thousands of dollars on the proposal itself, from creating custom proposal films shown at movie theaters to popping the question on live television. Added to the average wedding cost, most newlyweds spend an average of $5,000 on the honeymoon. With all of these expenses, many couples today face the start of their lives together with astonishingly excessive bills. These trends make it even more imperative that couples get the very best value on their engagement and wedding rings.
Making Your Money Count
Undoubtedly, it pays to be smart about where you shop for engagement and wedding rings. Truly fine regional jewelers and jewelery designers offer stunning engagement rings at a fraction of the price of other stores. Trusted local jewelers such as Elite Fine Jewelry in San Francisco showcase spectacular engagement rings at amazingly low prices. They offer the ultimate in commitment for the long-term: magnificent rings that make brides feel special without miring new marriages in useless debt.
Making smart decisions about spending on engagement rings, proposals and weddings can still honor love, devotion and grand gestures without jeopardizing a couple’s financial freedom. At Elite Fine Jewelry, we are proud to present exquisite engagement rings at extremely fair, reasonable prices. Stop by our Pacific Heights showroom today to browse our collection and make the commitment to a harmonious, financially sound future.