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Wedding Guide: How to Choose Your Wedding Ring

Your wedding day will be one of the biggest events of your entire life. That is why every detail, no matter how big or small, needs to be perfect.

So, when you finally say “I do,” you need to have the right wedding ring. If you have started looking for the wedding ring you will wear forever (hopefully), here is a guide that may help you.

What Ring Do You Want?

First, sit down with your partner and talk about what kind of wedding ring you two envision wearing. The most popular metal used for wedding rings is gold, but bands made of platinum, silver, titanium, tungsten, and steel are also available. If your partner works in the field of medicine, there are also silicone wedding rings for nurses, doctors, surgeons, and lab workers. Silicone wedding rings will not accidentally cut or scratch patients and will not tear through latex gloves.

There is no rule that says you and your partner have to wear identical wedding rings. If you want a rose gold band but your other half likes the look of platinum, then you are free to choose which ring you want. You are also not limited to just one ring; you can both buy a second silicone wedding ring that you can wear at work or while you are engaged in physical activities.

Set a Budget

couple trying out an engagement ringDepending on the kind of ring you want to buy, decide how much you are willing to spend. The cheapest option is obviously silicone which can go for as low as $10 online. If you want gold or platinum, you may spend several hundred dollars to a thousand for a simple band. If you want embellishments, like engraving on a stone such as diamonds, be prepared to spend more. If you are unsure, look around online so you can have an idea of how much a wedding ring would set you back.

Go Ring Shopping Together

Take the opportunity to bond. This is not the time for surprises; you will be wearing your weddings rings for the rest of your lives. The two of you should take time off of your busy schedules to go down to the jewelry shop and look at bands. Try everything that catches your attention. This way, you will get the chance to find the right size and be able to inspect the quality. Speak to the jeweller about how to properly maintain your wedding rings to keep it sparkling for longer.

Start the Search Early

With the many things you have to do to prep for your big day, you probably think that you can schedule wedding ring shopping closer to the event. Do not make this mistake. Give yourself two to three months before the wedding to browse for rings. If you are in a budget, you probably want to look around to find the best deals possible. You also will likely go back to the stores several times for fitting and other details you may need to carefully inspect before the ceremony.

Your wedding ring will be as important as your wedding dress or tux. You will not just wear it one day, but it will be a symbol of your love that will be on your finger forever. Give it careful consideration before you make a choice.

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