THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN PICKING OUT YOUR WEDDING BANDS
For many married couples, wedding bands are a precious item that we carry on our finger every day of our married lives. Since there are very few things we will spend more time wearing, it’s important to make sure we are completely comfortable with it before making a final decision. So, before you and your partner head to the jewelry store to pick out the perfect wedding bands to symbolize your love and commitment for each other, here’s a few things to keep in mind that will help you narrow down your choices.
Comfort and Personal Style
Finding a ring you will be excited to wear on a daily basis, requires you to find a style that fits your personality as well as your finger. The activities you do and your personal style ultimately determine how functional a particular ring will be for daily use. For example, bands that are set with diamonds require more maintenance and care, as stones become loose, settings can scratch, etc.
With that being considered, someone who is constantly outdoors, or working in a hands-on industry may want to consider the way their wedding band would hold up in such conditions. With the desire to wear our wedding bands as much as possible, it’s important to reflect on your lifestyle and see how your wedding band can connect to your already established routine.
Shop for Your Wedding Band with Your Partner
Engagements are typically a surprise, so unless you had a discussion in advance detailing the type of ring you dreamt of receiving, you probably didn’t have much say in your engagement ring. With wedding bands, you can remove the pressure of trying to guess what your partner would prefer by shopping together. Not only does this give you both the opportunity to personally approve your wedding band, it also allows you to select bands that complement one another. There is no need for the sets be a perfect match, but finding similarities in styles you enjoy can be a fun way to learn about your partners personal tastes and bond throughout the process of wedding planning.
Leave Time to Shop Around
Since there is such a variety of shapes, sizes, and materials it can take time to figure out which is the best fit for you. The exchange of rings is an integral part of the wedding ceremony, so the last thing you want to do is realize that your wedding is days away and you are no closer to choosing a wedding band!
Leave yourself at least 3-4 months to look for wedding bands, as things will continue to get busy as the wedding draws closer. Once you find a band, it still needs to be sized properly, so don’t put yourself in a position where you are making a choice based on time restrictions rather than finding something you truly adore.
Get it Insured
Wedding bands, along with the engagement ring constitutes a significant purchase. Therefore, it’s a good idea to have them insured in case they are lost, damaged, or stolen. Even if you are extra cautious about the care of your rings, your fingers fluctuate in size throughout the day depending on various factors such as temperature, which can cause your ring to slip off without you realizing. Losing a wedding band or engagement ring is stressful enough, without the financial burden of purchasing a second one, so have a plan in place to protect yourself from any potential mishaps.
Say ‘I Do’ with Pride
Choosing a wedding band is a once in a lifetime opportunity, so take your time and have fun checking out different jewelers and ring styles. Remember that your wedding band is a symbol of your marriage, and every time you look down, it should spark fond memories of your wedding day and the person you chose to spend happily ever after with.
Choose something you love and say I do with pride as the wedding band is slipped onto your finger by the love of your life!
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