shhhiiiiiiiiiit!!!!! ya'll can have a 500 dollar wedding but a nigga like me??!!!?
Hell to the NAW!
My wedding will cost no more than 8000 dollars. I have the cost down to a science.
Fuck what you heard.
i am having the best of everything.
it is the American culture that symbolizes the engagement ring as a symbol of promise to marry; however, you and your spouse can talk about what you both would like to symbolize the promise of marriage.
In a modern society that bends traditional values to its whims, why should the woman not assist her future husband with her ring?
All I'm saying is, why does there have to be a ring, or any kind of material manifestation of one's love ftm, at all? Why can't the things one does for / with you be representation enough? Why is the symbolism necessary?
Truthfully, I do not understand why you are confused on an American cultural tradition of having engagement rings as a symbolism of promise to marry. In a modern society, one does not have to abide by the traditions. For myself, I had picked out my ring and I had told my fiance that is the ring, which is a 4 3/4 carat blue topaz ring, I wanted ( he wanted to get me a diamond ring). And I wear that ring everyday.
At least you dont have to pay a bride price ( brideprice is a payment by the groom or his family to the bride's parents), which many cultures in different countries use bride price for the acceptance of the marriage.
It is between you and your partner on how you want to symbolize or not symbolize your marriage/commitment towards each other.
I decided to take the tradition route with a modern twist which is choosing the ring of my choice and I wear it everyday.