When it comes to picking wedding rings, many couples find themselves struggling. This is understandable. After all, wedding rings are not only often quite expensive, but they're jewelry that you will wear every day of your life from now on. They symbolize your love and show the world how much you care about one another.
There are a number of aspects that you'll need to keep in mind when you're choosing wedding rings, including:
How the Wedding Ring will go with her Engagement Ring
- Remember that she'll be wearing her wedding ring and engagement ring together, likely on the same hand. When you're choosing rings, try them on with your engagement as you're planning on wearing them and see how it looks and feels.
How the Ring Feels
- Again, remember that you'll be wearing this ring every single day. If it's something that isn't comfortable, if the ring is too heavy, or if it is too tight or too loose, you won't be happy wearing it. Wedding rings should make the wearer happy.
How it Goes With Your Partner's Ring
- There's no rule that a married couple has to have the same style or color of ring. However, many people like to wear rings that at least go together in some way. If the two of you choose totally different rings, don't worry. You can get them both inscribed in the same way with the same message so that you'll always know they're a pair.
Shopping for Wedding Rings
When you're shopping for wedding rings, you'll want to have some idea of what you're looking for. To do this, try to narrow down your search in advance to the type, size and color of ring you'd like. The average jeweler will have many, many rings available to look at and that makes it easy to get overwhelmed if you're not sure what you're looking for.
It's also a good idea to give yourselves some time before the wedding to pick out the rings. Sure, it's possible that you could find the perfect wedding rings a few weeks before your wedding, but most people need more time than that. Give yourselves at least two or three months to shop.
It's also important to think long-term with your purchase. After all, this is for life. The ring you choose today will likely be the same one you're wearing ten years, twenty years and possibly even fifty years from now (unless you decide to upgrade your ring for a special occasion). That doesn't mean that you can't pick something trendy and that's in style right now, but always keep the idea in the back of your mind that this purchase is forever.