10 Tips When Picking Wedding Bands

Wedding planning is a lot of work and one major aspect of your wedding list is getting your wedding bands a physical representation of your love and vow to each other. Getting the perfect ring is a lot of work and you need to be sure about what you want.

10 Tips When Picking Wedding Bands Hunting for a wedding ring can be almost as stressful as saying yes to that dress. And it can be more nerve-wracking if it’s the groom that’s picking. So let’s look at some wedding ring buying tips to make your jewelry excursion more pleasant. You are going to wear your ring for the rest of your life, so it should be something you won’t get tired of in a couple of years.

You will have to look at and try on many different rings before you come to a final decision and, being an intelligent consumer, you should know what your options are.
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  1. Budget
    Define the amount you are willing to spend on a wedding band and be sure that you are not breaking the bank with the cost. You will wear the ring for the rest of your life so splurging is amazing but don’t go overboard.
  2. Define your style
    What’s your taste as a couple are you minimalist or bold this will help you understand what ring choices you will make. Are you a diamond, gold, or platinum person and if you share two different style statements how do you merge them in picking the rings.
  3. Fit and size 
    When picking a wedding band what’s your fit do you want a tight one or a free one that moves around your finger. Getting a loose one it mustn’t be too loose so it doesn’t fall off your fingers and it mustn’t be too tight so you can take it out easily.
  4.  Start ring searching early enough
    Don’t wait until the dying minute to begin your ring search so you are not overwhelmed with choices. As soon as you have a basic idea of what kind of ring you like, test them. This part can be fun as you visit different stores trying to get the perfect wedding band. You should at least give yourselves at least two to three months before the wedding date to ring shop to get the best option.

    Use this period to browse, research prices, and revisit stores to recheck those rings that caught your eye. If you have your heart set on a custom ring, you will probably need even more time. Note that extra features like engraving on your wedding band take time.
  5. Consider its maintenance
    Keeping the wedding band with stones clean and sparkling requires washing and soaking in warm soapy water. Certain wedding bands require extra care and you have to be sure that you would create time to care for your bands.
  6. Check for Quality
    Quality control applies to all rings, not just your wedding bands. Make sure the ring has two marks inside the band: the manufacturer’s trademark, the quality mark.
  7.  Buy wedding rings with your significant other
    Shop for your marriage symbols together. Also, think about how your rings look together. You can buy absolutely identical rings or opt for wedding ring sets featuring rings that are different but matching. Some couples also opt for different wedding bands due to different tastes.
  8. Don’t stick to fashion
    Fashion trends change pretty often. While choosing the one, keep in mind that you will wear it for decades and so, it must look great no matter how fashion changes or how old you get.

9. Choose your metal
While gold is a traditional metal of wedding rings for women and men, it’s not the only possible option. Among some good variants of metals are Yellow Gold, White Gold, Rose Gold, Mix of Gold, Platinum, Sterling Silver.

10. Keep your lifestyle in mind
If you are a proponent of an active lifestyle, a ring with a huge diamond or intricate details won’t be practical. Or, if you work with your hands, carvings may catch dirt while any embellishments can be spoilt. That’s why, it’s better to opt for something simpler, a ring that doesn’t prevent you from doing your daily routines.

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