Your Step-By-Step Guide to Buying Wedding Rings
The engagement ring gets a lot of attention and for good reason. They are stunning, and who doesn’t love a great surprise? But wedding rings can be equally (if not more) important. This symbol of your unity as a couple should be carefully selected.
Feeling overwhelmed at the prospect of buying a wedding ring? Here are a few things you can consider before committing:
Set a Budget
Before you even begin browsing, determine how much money you can (and want to) drop on the wedding rings. Ideally you want to give yourself a large enough budget to purchase quality rings without breaking the bank. Remember that it’s the symbolic meaning of the rings that matter -- not how much they cost.
Sit down with your partner and talk personal styles. Do you want your bands to match? Should the bride have gemstones in her ring? Should the wedding band complement her engagement ring? Take your budget into consideration when talking styles. Do some browsing online to confirm that the styles you’re both leaning towards are realistic for your budget.
Research high-quality ring materials that fall within your budget. If you’re serious about the “‘til death do us part” vow, then you and your beloved will be wearing these rings almost every day for the rest of your lives. You want the ring to last and be able to take some abuse. For longevity, consider materials like yellow gold, white gold, platinum or tungsten carbide.
Buy The Rings On Time
When you and your beloved have finally found a pair of wedding bands that suit your needs, style, and budget, it’s time to pull the trigger and buy. While there are plenty of reputable jewelers online, it can be better to see the ring up-close-and-personal before making the commitment. Make sure you purchase the rings in time to present during the wedding ceremony. Typically, you’ll want to purchase them three months before the wedding. This will give you plenty of time for resizes, especially if you’re getting a customized band.