One of the most stressful things in life, alongside buying a house and having a baby is planning a wedding. There are lots of things to think about and especially with all the current restrictions that have been put on the wedding industry, it has been even more stressful for couples. It’s important to make sure that you plan early and create a spreadsheet to make sure that you tick everything off once you have things covered. One of the first things that you may look into is looking for the perfect wedding ring. This can be quite stressful for many people as you will have to make sure that the ring you choose is something that you will love as it will be something you wear every day. There are lots of things to think about when deciding on the perfect wedding ring; we have listed our top five questions that you should ask yourself before choosing a wedding ring. The main thing to remember is to plan early in order to ensure that you have plenty of time for your ring to either be made or arrive before your big day.
What size ring do I need?One of the first things that you need to get organised before you even consider looking at styles or designs is to work out your ring size. This is usually easier for women as they can go by their engagement ring, whereas men may need to measure their fingers. Make sure that you do this part correctly as it’s really important that you get the sizing correct. If you are struggling with this, more jewellers will be able to help you measure your size to make sure you get the correct sized ring. You can also find guides online as well that you can download and measure your own ring size.
What is my budgetIt goes without saying that looking at your budget and working out how much you have to spend on your wedding rings is probably one of the first questions you need to ask yourself. Working out your budget is really important as it will allow you to see how much money you have and what price range you can look at. Some people may be able to spend more on a wedding ring and opt for a designer brand, whereas other people may only have a small budget. No matter what your budget there are plenty of gorgeous designs for you to choose from.
What material do I want the ring to be made from?Once your budget is set you can then start looking into your options and designs of rings. There are quite a few different types of materials that you can choose for your wedding ring. Some people may want to choose matching rings with their partner or have them made from matching materials, whereas others may want something completely different.
Again it will come down to your budget as to what material you choose, for example, some materials such as platinum or white gold are on the higher end of the pricing scale. You can however choose to have plain sterling silver or gold if you have a more mid-range budget. For those people who have a smaller budget than titanium can be a good option as it looks lovely when finished to a high standard. This tends to be a popular choice with many men.
Once you have decided on your budget and you know the material that you want your ring to be made from you will need to have a think about the design of the ring. You may choose to have a matching design with your partner, or you may want to have your wedding ring match your engagement ring.
Do I want a matching ring with my partner?
There are loads of designs possible, a good place to start if you are really unsure is to look on Pinterest, browse wedding magazines or visit some local jewellers to get a feel for some possible designs. If there aren’t any designs you like, and your budget allows it, you could look at designing your own wedding ring yourself. This would make it more personal to you both as a couple and also be something that you can treasure for years to come.