Ultimate Guide to Choosing a Wedding Ring
If you are planning your big day, you must have million things on your mind. What your ideal wedding ring looks like is probably high up there on the list. Well let us take some of that load off of your shoulders by giving you this ultimate guide to choosing a perfect wedding ring!
Decide on a style
The first thing you have to decide is what style you want your ring to be. This includes the size of a jewel, if there is a jewel and the overall look of it. Do you want to go with a traditional, plain gold band, or do you want your ring to match the theme of your wedding? Maybe you want your gem to reflect an element that you feel drawn to, like a ruby for fire? You should also think about what metals you want, and make sure you are not allergic to any of them. A lovely detail and one that you are sure not to regret is engraving something on the inner side of the ring. Finally, you should consider whether you want your and your partner’s rings to match. No matter what you decide, the important thing is that both of you are satisfied.
Think of your budget
Balancing a wedding budget is a nightmare. It seems like you always have to cut corners to save pennies. When thinking about the ring budget, consider these things. You’re going to be wearing it for a long time. You don’t want something that will feel uncomfortable, because that ring will basically be a part of you for the rest of your life. On the flip side, your ring is not something to brag about or show of, it is simply a symbol of your relationship and vows, and as long as you are happy with it and the meaning it carries, nobody else should be able to tell you what it should look like. And remember, you have to get two rings, so make sure you don’t blow your budget on only one!
The simpler you go, the cheaper it will tend to be, but if you want to spend some extra money, you can get a custom-made ring for you and your partner that you will cherish forever. You could also buy a ring you find nearly perfect, and then have it customized to be exactly the way you want it.
Try it before you buy it
Being surprised on your wedding day with a ring that your maid of honor has picked out can be a teary moment, but it will bring even more tears if it doesn’t fit right. To avoid any similar disasters, make sure you try on the ring before you get it. If you are unable to try it on, at least go to a jewelry store and have them measure your finger. Later on, you can give that information to whomever is getting your wedding rings to make sure everything turns out well. You should also tell them what kind of style you prefer, what thickness the band should be and whether you want a gem or not. But if you don’t have the confidence in someone else to pick it out for you, you should probably do it yourself. You don’t want to be stuck forever with a ring that you don’t like!
And there is your guide to help you sail smoothly through choosing the wedding band. Remember, plain or bejeweled, matte or sparkly, matching or completely different – your rings are a symbol of your love and your promise to each other, and don’t let anything else get in your way.
Thank you to Diana for this blog post