One of the dreams of many people is their wedding day. From an early age, you visualize how the day will be. There is even a Trendy TikTok where people share their rules for their future marriages. There is just a feeling of joy in thinking about your wedding day.
For women, the wedding dress and the cake are the top priority. For men, you think of the perfect tuxedo.
Now, years later, you are about to get married. But, one thing is giving you and your partner a big headache. You can’t seem to decide on the best alliances. You spend hours scouring the Internet for help.
You realize that you don’t have a good idea of what to look for. If you are in this position, please read on. We’ll show you how to choose the best wedding rings for your big day.
Do not wait the last minute
Preparing for a wedding can be quite hectic. Even with the best wedding planner, you have to take an active role. It gets more and more hectic the closer you get to the wedding date.
A good idea is to have a wedding checklist. It is helpful to cross out the items as you complete them. One of the first things you need to take care of is buying wedding rings. If you wait until the last minute, you might end up choosing something that you don’t like.
The ring store also needs sufficient time to customize your rings to your specifications. A reasonable time is to start shopping at least six months before the wedding.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions
Wedding ring jewelers have a lot of questions. Some are quite basic, like the finger of a wedding ring. Others are not even sure of the hand of the ring. It’s your right to ask as many questions as you want before making the final decision. Don’t forget to also educate yourself about the different types of metals available.
Take the opportunity to learn how to measure the right ring size. You will notice, for example, that the jeweler takes note of the condition of the fingers during the measurement. They won’t do this on hands that are too cold, too hot, or swollen.
They may also advise against measuring the rings during pregnancy. The body tends to retain a lot of water, which leads to bloating. When the body returns to normal, you may find that it is no longer suitable for you.
Your lifestyle matters
Your wedding ring is something you wear every day. If you lead a fairly hectic outdoor life, look for a durable material. You also want one that can withstand exposure to different elements or chemicals.
Online stores like Auronia.de are good references for checking wedding ring materials. It helps to have a chart that gives you an idea of the color, material and price at a glance.
- Tungsten carbide is scratch resistant and very durable.
- Titanium is durable but not anti-scratch.
- Platinum is durable but also expensive and requires a lot of maintenance. If the engagement ring is platinum, you might want to stick with the wedding ring. Platinum will scratch other metals because of its hardness. If the budget does not allow for Platinum, you can opt for Palladium. It shares some similarities with Platinum but is more affordable.
- Silver is soft and may scratch over time. You should also devote some time to maintenance. But, it’s inexpensive metal and works well if you’re on a budget.
- White gold is a good substitute for platinum, as we pointed out above. You should also follow up on maintenance as the rhodium plating eventually wears out.
- Rose gold is a fantastic option for the bride’s ring. It has a pinkish tint which makes it very attractive to look at. The color comes from the combination of silver and copper which is the main material of rose gold. Rose gold is durable and maintains color over a long period of time.
- Cobalt is a combination of different metals like tungsten, iron and chromium. It is durable, malleable, and looks a lot like white gold.
- Tantalum is durable, resistant to scratches and deformation. It is an excellent material for those who may have allergic skin reactions to metals.
Be clear about what the two of you want
It helps to have an idea of what kind of rings you both want. Have a checklist of what you would like your wedding rings to look like.
Ask yourself the following questions:
- Do you have a personal style that you would like to have in the ring? Personal styles can be different, so you may have to come to terms with not having a matching ring with your partner.
- Should the band be simple or embellished?
- Will her group share some similarities with the engagement ring? Some jewelers will sell matching engagement and wedding rings. Others even add the group to the scene.
- Do you want your wedding rings to match?
A good idea is to shop for the wedding ring. It’s a great bonding way and it can be quite a fun experience.
Decide on a budget
The budget will roughly determine the type of rings you get. As each material is special in its own way, the ring prices also vary. Allocating a particular amount will also help you stick to what you can spend. Experts recommend that the rings do not exceed 5% of the total budget.
Be creative with what you have. Instead of going for platinum which is quite expensive, try white gold. You also want to broaden your search to include well-known brands. Big names or designer rings cost a lot more.
Your wedding day means a change of life. Finding the perfect way to symbolize it is essential. This is what you get with a wedding ring. Give yourself plenty of time to shop so you don’t rush to beat the wedding schedule.