When it comes time to plan for a wedding, there’s a lot of choices you have to make before the big day arrives. After all, there’s a meal to select, a DJ to hire, flowers to pick and even a guest list to put together.
One choice you don’t want to take lightly though is your choice of wedding bands. Picking the right wedding band is a practical matter because it’s something you’re going to wear for the rest of your life. You also want to consider how your band may fit in with your lifestyle.
With that in mind, here’s a handy guide to finding the perfect wedding bands for you and your partner:
Any ring, no matter what the occasion, should fit comfortably. If you’re going to wear your wedding ring or wedding bands every day, you want something that’s comfortable on your finger, but isn’t going to easily slip off. An easy way to find your ring or band size is to stop in a local jewelry store and have your ring finger measured. That way when it comes time to shop, you’ll be able to tell the jeweler exactly what size you need.
Of course wedding rings and wedding bands need to fit right on your finger, but with so many styles to choose from these days, you want something that speaks to your personality. If you’re not sure what kind of band you might want, do some window shopping and don’t be afraid to try some rings on. You may just find something you love that you’d never considered before.
It’s true that rings like the solitaire — the archetypal ring since 1886 with one diamond set on an elegant band — are a popular choice, but with so many styles, bands, stone settings, and even colors, you can choose something that’s truly unique.
While style and size are important when it comes to picking wedding bands and wedding rings, don’t discount its everyday use. You can have the fanciest ring money can buy, but if you work a physical job where you make frequent use of your hands, you may want to think about how frequently you wear it. There’s nothing wrong with wearing your ring day in and day out, but if you’re afraid of losing it or damaging it, you might consider a rubber ring or a metal like titanium that stands up to wear and tear.
There’s nothing that can make a wedding band or wedding ring more special than an engraving that has sentimental value to you and your partner. Most jewelers are able to accommodate an engraving request and it usually doesn’t add much to the total cost of the jewelry.
There’s no doubt that a wedding comes with a lot of tough choices to make. But picking a band or a ring shouldn’t be one of them. By doing some research, trying some things on, and asking the right questions, you’ll be able to find something that’s unique and that you’ll love having on your finger.