You’ll be wearing your wedding ring for the rest of your life, so it’s key to choose one that you love! Here is a quick guide on how to choose your perfect wedding rings on a budget...
Where to Begin?
Start by working out some basic preferences, such as the colour of the metal, whether you want stones and whether you want a simple or embellished band. Using tools such as Pinterest, you can easily find some options that take your fancy. Being able to describe or show your jeweller the styles you like(and don't like) is the first step to finding the perfect rings.
Set the Budget
Some couples prefer to spend more on the rings as they are a lasting symbol of your marriage. Others prefer to place more of their wedding budget on the event. There is no right or wrong amount to spend on your rings but it is important to know what you are willing to spend to ensure you are prepared when you visit your jeweller. You don't want to fall in love with wedding rings that are outside of your budget.
Start the Search!
Now you have a basic idea, start trying rings on! Plan to start shopping around 6 months before your wedding as you'll need time to browse, research prices and revisit rings. Also, some wedding rings need to be ordered or made bespoke. If you choose to add any special additions, such as engravings, remember that these can take time to arrange.
Remember to always inform the jeweller of the budget in order for them to be able to show you rings within your price range.
No Need to Match
Do you and your partner have different tastes? Have no fear; there's no rule that says you have to choose the same metal or even style! Finding something you each personally love is key - you'll be wearing your rings for the rest of your life!
Finding the Right Style
If you plan on always wearing your engagement and wedding ring side by side, consider how they fit together. You're going to wear this ring every day, so choose something that seamlessly becomes a part of your life. For example, if you regularly play sports or an instrument, a slimmer ring with rounded edges may make the most sense.
Finding the Right Fit
Most people rarely take off their wedding bands, but your fingers swell and contract daily from temperature change and movement. To find the right size that can deal with these changes, schedule your final ring fitting when you're calm and your body temperature is normal. Wear it around the store for a few minutes and try writing and using your phone as a comfort test.
Be 100% Comfortable
Wedding rings are extremely personal, so be sure to love what you buy! If you have any doubt, consider shopping around before making a final decision.
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