Make It A Joint Decision
Even if your gentleman is letting you make the majority of the wedding planning decisions, choosing wedding rings is a wonderful task for you to work together on. It always looks lovely when a couple wears wedding bands that complement each other. Begin your search at the jeweler where the engagment ring was purchased, because many jewelers offer special pricing for repeat customers.
Set A Price Range
Just like with the wedding, over-spending now can lead to bad feelings later on. Paying more than you can comfortably afford will result in debt long after the wedding. The suggested price range to spend on an engagement ring is about 2-month's salary, and about 1-month's salary for the bands.
If you have planned ahead and saved, this may be no problem. On the other hand, if that's a bit too rich for your blood right now, opt for a simpler set of rings that can be upgraded in the future for a special anniversary.
Shop Early Enough To Order
Many wedding rings will need to be specially ordered, so you will definitely want to make your final decision with plenty of time for them to arrive. Strive to have them ordered around 6 months before the wedding date. Don't forget that you will also need a little extra time if you would like to have something engraved on the inside too.
Match Your Lifestyle
When you are picking out an item that will be worn at all times, comfort is a very important factor. If you lead a very active lifestyle, you may want to find a band that is more streamlined and less bulky. Once you find a few styles that you like the look of, really get a feel for them by trying each one on.
Choose A Ring Material
Your wedding ring will rest on your hand right next to that gorgeous engagement ring, so you will want to make sure that they look good together. Look for a metal that matches or works well with the one your engagement ring is made from. Also know that different metals wear differently over time. Here are some general things to know to aid in your decision:
- Gold: Available in white, yellow, or rose. Buffing this metal will keep it shiny and smooth.
- Sterling Silver: To make it more durable, this is actually pure silver mixed with copper. Even though the mixture makes it stronger, it can still get scratched easily if you aren't careful. This choice is a very affordable one.
- Platinum: This metal is extremely durable, but over the years it will show wear and scratches. A jeweler can professionally polish away most blemishes.
- Silver & Gold: The best way to make sure your wedding ring matches a variety of other pieces of jewelry is to choose one that features both of these metals. There are many beatiful options available.
There are lots of decisions that go into the planning of a wedding, but the more you know going into it, the easier they all are to take on. We hope that the tips above help to make this task simpler and fun for you both as a couple. Once you fall in love with a ring, we can't wait to see what it looks like worn along with your fabulous Venus Bridal wedding dress!
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