Choosing your ring is one of the most important wedding decisions you will make. It is the physical symbol of your marriage and will be with you for a very long time. That means there is a bit of pressure to get it right. You don’t want to rush the decision and be left with something you regret for the rest of your life. Katie from www.orlajames.com shared with us some tips to make sure you make the right decision.
Planning your wedding is a long process. There are hundreds of decisions that need to be made and lots of people to organise. That’s why you should get a head-start and begin looking for your wedding rings early.
Set a Budget
This should be included in the overall budget for your wedding. It’s an important decision, but you don’t want to be unrealistic and spend half your budget on the rings alone. This really comes down to how important your rings are to you, and how much you can afford. Remember, always overestimate how much your wedding is going to cost!
Take Your Time
Don’t feel like you have to rush out on the first weekend after your engagement and buy your rings. You should look in lots of different shops, talk to different experts and when you think you’ve chosen, sleep on it – it’s so easy to get carried away.
Think About The Future
You are going to be wearing your wedding ring for the rest of your life. Take this into consideration when you are thinking about the quality, style and material of your ring.
Quality doesn’t have to be super expensive. If you make sure you choose a reputable wedding ring dealer and choose your material carefully, you should end up with a quality product.
Choose Different Rings
Some couples like to choose matching rings, but you don’t have to go down this route. Choose contrasting wedding rings to show your independent personalities – it can be just as romantic.
Whatever rings you choose, you should decide together. A lot of wedding decisions are made separately from each other, but buying your wedding rings is the perfect opportunity to spend some time together and get excited for your special day.
Shape & Size
A lot of men don’t wear rings normally so you need to make sure the shape and size is right. Most jewellers can provide moulds to wear before your buy your ring, this should make the ring much more comfortable. Make sure it is practical enough not to get in the way.
Think About Comfort
There’s nothing worse than an uncomfortable wedding ring. For people that wear rings a lot anyway, it is easier to find a ring that is comfortable. To make sure it’s comfortable, try a lot of rings on and get a feel for your preferred shape and size.
Choose Your Material
Traditionally, wedding rings were always made of gold. Nowadays, you can choose from lots of different materials. Titanium and platinum are more durable, but gold can easily be sized and polished. Talking to a professional wedding ring specialist will give you more insight into this. Tell them your specific requirements and they will be able to advise you on the best material for you.
Make Sure You Love Them
Weddings are a celebration of love. Your rings are the physical reminder of your devotion to each other, so choose something that represents that love. It might take a while and involve a lot of shopping around, but it will be worth it in the end.
Wherever you decide to buy your wedding rings, you should always shop around. That means shopping online. If you find the perfect ring it is always worth seeing if you can get a better price online. Having said that, you should always try a ring on before you buy it and make sure you read the returns policy.
Get Them Insured
Okay, maybe this isn’t as exciting as the shopping part, but don’t forget to insure your rings! Losing a wedding ring is the worst feeling and you want to make sure you can replace it. Some dealers will offer insurance with the purchase, but if not you can include it in your house insurance.
Get Them To The Church Safely
This is the last – and most important – piece of advice. Your best man has the job of looking after the rings, and getting them to the ceremony safely. Make sure you tell them how important it is and leave them with someone you trust.