The engagement ring is firmly on your finger, and you’re thinking about picking that perfect wedding ring that you’ll fall in love with now and which you’ll still love in 50 years’ time. How do you ensure that you make the right choice?
Narrow Down the Search
Like engagement rings, the number of wedding rings available is almost limitless. This is good in some respects – it means that every woman can find her dream ring – but it also makes it much more difficult and time-consuming to find that one ring you’ll cherish forever. If you don’t want to spend days shopping for a ring when you have a whole wedding to plan, it is, therefore, a good idea to narrow down the search by metal, stone and style type, if you can, looking online to help you. You can then concentrate on trying out rings that match your style.
Once you’ve narrowed down the style of ring you would like to wear for the rest of your life, you should waste no time in looking for the one. Ideally, you should leave at least three months before the wedding to look. That way, you can compare styles and prices and try on as many rings as you need to make the right decision.
Have a Budget
Setting a budget is always sensible because it will help to narrow down your search to stores within your range and it will help to manage your expectations. Don’t be afraid to speak about the budget with your partner – it will help the process immensely if you do.
Consider Designing Your Own
Of course, the simplest way to get the wedding ring of your dreams is to design it yourself. Don’t worry if you aren’t exactly the creative type because ring designers will do most of the work, taking notes on what you like and how you want your ring to look and then bringing your dreams to fruition.
Mix and Match
If you just love silver, but your groom is a diehard yellow gold fan, don’t be afraid to buy non-matching wedding rings. You will be wearing these pieces for the rest of your life, so it is important you both choose a style you love, even if it isn’t the same as the other’s.
Think About Your Lifestyle
Your wedding band will be on your finger 24/7 from the second you say ‘I do,’ so it is sensible to think about the things you do regularly when buying a ring. If for example, you’re a keen sportswoman, a huge rock would probably get in the way, or if you’re a gardener, gemstones would probably collect dirt’s, making a plain band a better choice.
Choose a Timeless Piece
It can be tempting to pick a wedding band that is currently trendy, but unless you’re absolutely certain you’ll always love it as much as you do right now, it might be better to go for a ring that will last the test of time and look great no matter how fashion changes in the future.
Have you already bought your wedding band? What are your tips for getting it right?