I have changed my mind on so many things for this wedding, it has gone from a civil ceremony at the courthouse to a ceremony with appetizers in the evening. The one thing I have remained clear on is that I wanted to purchase a set of matching rings.
I priced them online from jewellers and it was clear that it'd be from $500 - $600 to get a nice band for the both of us. But now that I look at our basic wedding budget I realize this may not be affordable. The total wedding budget is set at $2000, $300 is already spent on the dress, $140 aside for the licence... which doesn't look promising to then spend $600 on rings and afford everything else.
I have been looking at ebay for wedding bands and I see there are a lot of low cost options out there, they are made of materials I have never heard of rings being made out of though. We had both decided on golden bands with a stripe of silver going around so that they matched. I don't know what I should be looking for, as in what materials it should be made of.
If I qualify for a small personal loan from the bank in the early summer once I begin working full time I will not need to worry about these rings and could resell what I bought and buy what we want, but I don't want to spend money on something that won't make it to our 5 year anniversary when I would then replace the rings with a new set.