Choosing Your Wedding Rings
For many of us, wedding rings are among the first things that come to mind when we think of getting married. This is no surprise, as the exchanging of rings is perhaps the most symbolically important aspect of getting married. The circular shape and the use of metals which don’t tarnish, like gold or platinum, bring to mind perpetuity and the enduring nature of marriage. It’s no wonder that couples see the exchanging of rings as a deeply romantic act, and continue to treasure their rings long after their wedding day has passed.
For these reasons, choosing the right wedding rings is important. If choosing something that will adorn your finger for decades, you’ll want to be sure you’ve made the right choice. In this weeks blog post, we’d like to offer some advice for you to consider when choosing wedding rings.
Consider How Your Rings Will Match
If you’re buying a wedding ring, the chances are you already have an engagement ring. As you’ll be wearing them together for many years, you should be sure to consider how they will complement each other. This means paying attention not only to how the colours of the metals match or contrast, but also to how well the shape of the rings fit together. For those who are very practically-minded, it may be worth considering buying your engagement ring and your wedding ring together, so that you can make sure they’re a well-matched pair. Bear in mind also whether you’d like your ring to match your partner’s.
Be Mindful of Sizing and Comfort
You’ll be wearing this ring every day, for a long time. It’s important that it fits properly, so that you can go about your everyday activities without being uncomfortable or your ring coming loose. You should have your ring-finger sized not only before you start looking, but also when you make your final decision.
Start Early and Try Lots of Rings
Trying on wedding rings is fun! Not only that, but the more wedding rings you try, the more opportunity you’ll have to choose the perfect one. You should start your search almost as soon as you’ve gotten engaged.
Think About the Long-Term
Remember, most importantly, that you’re choosing something that will be with you for the rest of your life. This means there is much to consider. Try to choose something that you’ll still be happy to wear many decades from now. Bear in mind also that more ornate, bejewelled wedding rings require a certain amount of maintenance, while a simple gold band is very easy to take care of, as well as being a traditional choice.