Your wedding ring is probably the most important piece of jewellery you’ll ever buy, so it’s important to choose wisely to avoid regrets. You’ll be wearing your wedding band for the rest of your life, so take your time, do your research, and follow our guide to ensure you and your future spouse each pick a ring that’s perfect for you…
- Set your budget: When you’re setting your overall wedding budget in those early days of planning, don’t forget to include your wedding rings within the budget. All being well, you’ll be wearing these rings for the rest of your lives, so it’s nice to spend a little more on them than you would normally spend on regular jewellery.
- Think about ring shape: There are a variety of different styles of wedding band so careful consideration should go into choosing the right one for you. A curved, or D-shaped ring might look nice, but how does it feel on your finger, and how does it sit with your engagement ring? A flat ring may be more suitable for people who want their ring to sit comfortably without feeling it’s presence all the time.
- Choose a metal: Traditionally wedding rings came in yellow gold as standard, but nowadays there is much more choice available to brides and grooms. Wedding rings are now made from a variety of precious metals, including silver, white, yellow, and rose gold, palladium, titanium, and tungsten so you’re sure to find a ring that suits your taste and budget.
- Shop together: There’s nothing that says you and your spouse need to have matching rings; it’s perfectly fine to let your individual personalities shine through. But do make sure you shop for your rings together as this can be a lovely bonding moment for a soon-to-be-married couple. Planning a wedding is stressful, so take some time out and enjoy a day shopping and relaxing together.
- Comfort is key: You’ll be wearing your wedding ring every day for the rest of your life so it’s important to pick the correct size. You don’t want it to be so loose that you risk losing it, or so tight that you risk losing your finger! Your fingers swell and contract throughout the day so be sure to try rings on in the morning, afternoon, and evening. Don’t forget, you can always get your rings resized in the future if they become too big or small due to weight loss or gain.