Question by Aiden: Is it traditional to spend 3 months salary on an engagement ring?
I heard that a man should spend whatever 3 months salary comes to on an engagement ring. Is that true? If that is it's £7000. Seems like a lot. Do you take into account income tax? I need to do what's traditional though because her family will judge
Answer by megalomaniac
Ten years ago, it was 2 months. Funny how 'traditions' change so quickly. So the short answer is no. It's just marketing hype from greedy people selling jewelry and trying to take advantage of your big moment. Tread carefully, the whole wedding game is full of 'traditions' that will cost you big time.
Decide for yourself!
It's nice to have a nice symbol and give your loved one nice stuff but love isn't measured with how much money you spend (but it would sure seem so with what people are selling). If I was the father of the bride (and I'm old enough) I would be more impressed with your personality than your money. (maybe I'm in the minority, but then again there are still some people who think like me)
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