Is Choosing Your Own Engagement Ring Tacky?
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The Pros And Cons Of Choosing Your Own Engagement Ring

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  1. Nova Misses says:

    Me picking out my own isn’t tacky, now me paying for my own is tacky. Lol

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  2. These posts lately have been everything ! Things we can relate to or been through or will go through ! Love the new xoNecole !!! ❤️

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    1. I love it, they’ve been speaking to my soul lately.

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  3. I didn’t choose my own ring but he knew the kind of stuff I liked and went on his own and bought what he thought I’d like. He ended up getting something I was happy with and that he didn’t have to mortgage a property to pay for lol
    Truthfully, I would have married him with a mood ring. The ring has nothing to do with the marriage, nor does the wedding. Besides, you can always upgrade your ring later if fancy stuff appeals to you and then you can pick it or give hints lol

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  4. I feel like this, if we’re approaching the engagement stage in life then he should know what I like and dislike. So there should be no need for me to pick out or hint at the kind of ring I want. By the way I love the new direction your going in, it’s something for women of all ages.

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  5. Wanda Turner says:

    I picked out my engagement ring also. He wanted me to be happy with the choice.

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  6. Jess says:

    Me and my boyfriend (now husband) were running errands one day and drove past a Jarred’s. My hubs recommended we stop by and just look. I tried on a few rings and really fell in love with the last one I tried on. Fast forward 3 years and he proposed with the exact same ring!! I was so surprised he remembered! And the center diamond he picked out by himself was just as perfect! Fast forward another 3 years, happily married, and I still absolutely love my ring!!!! It worked out for me and no regrets!

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  7. Tish S Tate says:

    No…. I picked my own and we are both happy about it!

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  8. Nompish says:

    no problem with that at all, i picked out m own ring. I showed him a photo of a blue sapphire and he always kinda new i love blue so he got me exactly what i wanted ..some might call it being a control freak but hey i am the one who has to wear it lol!

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  9. I didn’t get to choose my engagement ring because I didn’t know he was going to propose to me! Lol!
    But 10 years after our wedding he let me pick out my 10th anniversary “upgrade” bridal set. I love me some him.

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  10. I never comment on these threads but I think every couple has the right to do things however THEY want. What works for some may not work for others. As long as the couple is happy with their decision that’s all that matters.

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  11. Girl says:

    I went ring “looking” with my ex… It was still very early in the relationship but we did it for fun….shits and giggles. I thought he was going to have a panic attack when he saw the prices and rings on my fingers. Let’s just say that relationship ended 😂

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  12. Joy C. Hicks says:

    No its not tacky! Its being safe that i will like it.

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  13. Aisha Kelson says:

    Nothing tacky about it

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  14. Nope not tacky atall….

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  15. if I have to wear it why CAN’T I choose what I like

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  16. I honestly don’t care what my ring will look like since I don’t like wearing rings anyway. As long it’s AFFORDABLE & won’t put us in debt he can propose with the twist tie off bread and I’ll still say yes lol. You can always upgrade later.

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  17. Kisha Irane says:

    I wouldn’t choose it, like “I want this one!”. I’d probably mention what cut I prefer, and leave it at that. I used to think it was kind of strange when people would choose their own rings, but now it’s like whatever. Do you, boo boo!

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  18. I did not pick it per se, but he was guided in the right direction.

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  19. Charlene Llb says:

    If you are particular about the ring you want or like, then show him. I really don’t see anything wrong tbh. When my time comes il be showing him loool

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  20. Yes! But I do have a friend who picked hers out and payed for it.

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  21. ..letting someone know what you want that’s cool but actually going to the store to pick it out..tad tacky… I think it takes away the feeling of surprise

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  22. Andrea says:

    I had never looked at rings or wedding dresses prior to this relationship so initially I didn’t know what I liked. But now I do and he does too and I want to be surprised.

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  23. Nope, but I would pick three I like and get him to choose one from the three so it could still be some sort of a surprise!

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  24. Kyla Ky says:

    I do not want to choose my ring, it just doesn’t seem as special. He just needs to know what cut I like and if I haven’t already dropped any hints, my best friend and my sister both know so he could ask them. I want him to go through the process of finding a ring he thinks I would like and I’ll just pray and hope he gets it right.

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  25. Empress SC says:

    I’m chosey sometimes so I hope when that moment come I’ll pick my ring.

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  26. HoneyButter says:

    I want husband to be to choose my ring. I want to be surprised. Being that he will know me and my taste, that will guide him. Even if he does it from his own thoughtfulness, that’s more important to me than being picky and controlling something hes doing from his heart. The sentiment is important. Not the ring itself and I hope he doesn’t spend a lot of money.

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  27. Curly Sue says:

    When my husband and I were dating I showed him some rings that I loved so he knew what cut I liked. When he proposed, which was a year later, he got me exactly what I had shown him ☺️

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  28. LadyBee says:

    I don’t know what’s in the atmosphere but this past weekend my (now ex BF for 3weeks) mom & I had lunch. She suggested we go to the mall to walk off our meal. She suggested we look at engagement rings ( I want to see how it looks on your hand, she said!) Now this article! IDK what to make of all this LOL

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  29. MzAbraham says:

    My husband I went ring shopping after he proposed. He proposed with the most ugliest ring ever (same that his brother proposed to his girl with. But she kept it). So we shopped around to find one that we both liked. We ended up finding one at Wal-Mart out of all places. We went there to shop and I wondered in the jewerly dept and I saw nice rings. They all were nice and inexpensively so he chose the one he liked and I agreed. I have a frugal lifestle so I couldnt imagine spending thousands on a ring eventho I wasnt the one paying for it. My ring is the cutest ring ever. And he praises him self for picking it.

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  30. Cf says:

    I think it’s great we picked 3 I like and he picked THE ONE I was still surprised but was sure to LOVE it I never
    Discussed price and he made an affordable GREAT choice for himself
    F

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  31. Tiffany says:

    I picked my own out. My thought was…this was something I would wear every day for the rest of my life. So I wanted to love it. We discussed budget and I went looking. He didn’t want to go together so I went and sent him pics and a model number! I love my ring, and it was actually cheaper than he planned to spend. So in the end, I think we both won =)

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