Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Band

Congratulations on your engagement and upcoming wedding.  Part of your wedding planning duties will include selecting wedding rings for yourself and your future husband or wife.

A wedding ring is a symbol of your commitment and love for one another, so it is not something to be entered into lightly.  Follow our tips for selecting your wedding bands to be sure that you find the right rings for you.

Know your budget

Have an idea of how much you would like to spend for the two rings.  Keep in mind that the precious metal you choose will impact the cost, as well as whether or not you want diamonds or a custom design.  Do your research based on what you’re looking for and determine your budget based on the type of ring you want.

Consider the future

There may be some hot trends in bridal jewelry while you’re shopping around, but keep in mind that you’ll be wearing your wedding ring for decades. It’s best to skip the trends and opt for something a bit more classic and practical.

You don’t have to match

Don’t stress too much about getting matching rings if you’re having trouble finding something you both like.  You may prefer platinum while he likes yellow gold, or you may want a custom design to match your engagement ring while he opts for a plain band.  What’s most important is to find a ring for each of you that you’ll both love to wear.

Don’t wait until the last minute

You’ll want to allow enough time to look around, narrow your choices, and make a final selection.  Give yourself at least two months before the big day, and even more time if you’re looking for custom pieces or engraving.  The last thing you want is to have to rush your decision.