Amongst all of the excitement, your wedding day will fly past without you even realising it. However, your wedding ring is something that will be with you for the rest of your life, so you must make sure that it is perfect! To help you decide which ring is for you, we have devised the perfect guide to getting it right.
- Narrow down your choices
Your wedding ring will probably be the only piece of jewellery that you will ever wear, everyday, for the rest of your life. Having said this, you should definitely start planning what you want before you actually hit the stores. Making these few preliminary choices beforehand will help to take away a lot of the stress and confusion, so you wont leave feeling overwhelmed. Get a good idea in your mind of the colour metal you want; which can be anything from Yellow gold, white gold, platinum, rose gold or a fusion. There are a number of jewellery brands, such as Clogau, who make weddings rings with spectacular combinations of precious metals.
- Give yourself enough time
Once you have established an idea of what you want, go out and start trying on your different options. You should schedule in to do this at least two months before the wedding, as you need to time to explore different styles, do your research and go back and re-visit rings that have potential. If you are planning to have a hand made, or customised ring, you need even more time set aside. Engraving alone can take up to additional four weeks, so stay organised and make sure you factor this in to your plans early on.
- It’s okay to be different
Don’t be fooled into thinking you and your partners’ rings need to be matching. Choose rings that reflect your individual styles, based on elements that are important to you. Don’t spend time stressing about finding one type of ring that you both like.
- Set a budget and stick to it
Prices of wedding rings vary massively, so you could spend anything from a couple of hundred pounds, right up to a few thousand. The last thing you want to do is find your perfect ring, only to discover that it is way out of your price range. Avoid this by tell the assistant in the jewellery store exactly what your budget it, or only look within certain price ranges online. If you are planning on getting your rings engraved, make sure you include this in your budget too.
- Search for a ring that fits in with your lifestyle
There’s no point in buying a ring that’s covered in diamonds if you’re going to have to take it off every morning before you go to work, so that it doesn’t get dirty, or even worse, damaged. You need to choose a band that you can comfortably wear every day; so if you use your hands a lot, choose something that is simple and understated.
- Think ahead
Dare to be different when choosing your wedding ring, if you want something that is on trend or a ring that represents your extravagant personality. But if you do, ask yourself if you will still want to wear it in thirty years time.
- Prepare for the future
When choosing your ring, try to consider the different life events that may happen in the future. If you are young, you may have pregnancy to look forward to and your weight may change. Different styles of ring are easier to resize than others. Wedding bands with channel set diamonds are tricky when it comes to re-sizing, so if this is a concern, try to choose a less detailed band.