Why one woman proudly shows off her $130 wedding ring

Getting engaged is usually a joyous time -- but when it comes to the ring, there may be pressure to pick the "perfect" one. To some who don't have enough money to spend on a ring as they'd like, they may fear being looked down upon.

One woman proved that it's the meaning behind the engagement ring that counts, not the price tag.

Ariel Desiree McRae was frustrated when she experienced judgment for her ring. She shared her discontent on Facebook, along with a photo of the ring:

"My husband doesn't have a lot, neither of us do," her post began. McRae discussed how her and her fiancé, Quinn, don't have a lot of money but wanted to get married regardless.

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Swimmer Michael Phelps secretly tied the knot in July with Nicole Johnson before the Rio Olympics. Phelps managed to keep their wedding a secret for five months!

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Singer Ciara secretly tied the knot with Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in July.

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Mark Ballas and his ladylove BC Jean exchanged "I do's" in a gorgeous Malibu ceremony. The "Dancing With the Stars" pro looked handsome in a navy suit while his bride looked lovely in an embroidered gown.

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"Teen Mom" star Maci Bookout got hitched to Taylor McKinney. Of course, the whole ceremony was filmed for the whole world to see.

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"High School Musical" star Corbin Bleau got hitched to actress Sasha Clements in July. Bleau said marrying his love was "best moment of his life."

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Things may not have worked out for Nikki Ferrell on "The Bachelor," but she got a second chance at a happily ever after with her new husband Tyler VanLoo. They tied the knot in Kansas City, Missouri, in October.

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"Pitch Perfect" Anna Camp tied the knot with her hubby in a romantic California vineyard wedding in early September.

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Eva Longoria describe her Mexico nuptials to Jose Baston as the "happiest day" of her life. The cute couple got married in late May.

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"Empire" actress Kaitlin Doubleday wed DJ Lucien in a stunning rainy day ceremony in early May.

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Love was definitely in the air on the "Empire" set this year! Co-stars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey secretly got hitched in the Caribbean. 

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Shawn Johnson may have some gold medals under her belt, but her wedding ring definitely takes the cake! She and Andrew East said their "I do's" in a romantic, rustic wedding in April.

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So long Justin Bobby! Former "The Hills" star Audrina Patridge married her beau Cory Bohan in a secret Hawaiian wedding. 

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Dianna Agron wed Mumford & Sons musician Winston Marshall in late October -- and we're totally obsessed with her wedding dress. The "Glee" star opted to skip the traditional wedding gown and instead donned an off-the-runway creation by Valentino.

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Comedian Kevin Hart got married to Eniko Parrish in a fairytale wedding. They made it official in front of their closest friends and family in Santa Barbara in August.

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"Rich Kids of Beverly Hills" stars Morgan Stewart and Brendan Fitzpatrick said 'I do' in a gorgeous California ceremony in June.

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Another "Dancing With the Stars" wedding! Pro dancer Kym Johnson sealed the deal with Robert Herjavec in a dreamy ceremony in August. The blonde bombshell looked stunning in a strapless wedding gown!

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Lyndsy Fonseca and Noah Bean said "I do" in front of 160 guests in Connecticut. The "Nikkita" co-stars couldn't have looked more perfect on their special day, don't you agree?

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The stars of "Duck Dynasty" don't hold back when it comes to weddings! Reed Robertson married his high school sweetheart in a rustic-chic outdoor wedding. By the looks of this picture they look totally in love!

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Robbie Amell and Italia Ricci got married in a romantic downtown Los Angeles wedding in mid-October. The duo invited their closest friends, including victor Garber and Carlos and Alexa PenaVega. Victor Garberand Carlos and Alexa PenaVega

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Lovers in Paris! "The Real" host Adrienne Bailon wed gospel singer Israel Houghton in the City of Love. The couple looked totally loved up in a series of photos of their big day she shared in on Instagram.

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Actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler got married to pro baseball player Cutter Dykstra after dating for almost three years! Sigler described their wedding as "laid back" -- and that's evident by the looks of this adorable photo of the two.

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"The Office" star Angela Kinsey tied the knot with her longtime lover Joshua Snyder. The actress turned heads in a stunning J. Crew dress, which was fitting for the intimate California ceremony. 

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Courtney Anne Mitchell and actor Corey Feldman tied the knot in an unexpected Las Vegas wedding just a couple weeks after announcing their engagement! He reportedly proposed with a hand-written note that asked: "Will you marry me?"

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When they went to Pandora and purchased a $130 ring set, the cashier was rude and said, "Can you believe that some men get these as engagement rings? How pathetic." McRae could see that her fiancé was ashamed that he couldn't afford something more, but she said it didn't matter.

"I would have gotten married to this man if it had been a 25¢ gum ball machine ring," she said.

She ended the post by commenting, "But here I am though, Court-House married, $130 ring set, the love of my life by my side and happier than I could ever imagine."

The post rapidly went viral, getting thousands of likes and shares. In an update thanking everyone for support, McRae told her and her fiancé's story. They ended up eloping after two years of dating. She said, "I've never been this happy in my life and I couldn't imagine spending it with anyone else ever."

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