How to Choose Your Perfect Wedding Band
You have already answered 'yes' to a future with your fiancée and to a beautiful engagement ring. Now it's time to think about your wedding and with that, another big decision, your wedding ring! It's important to consider how you will wear your rings once you are married and how they fit into your routine and lifestyle. Here are some points to consider before you purchase your ring.
START SHOPPING EARLY
Planning a wedding, means making a lot of decisions. Often couples leave purchasing their wedding bands until a few weeks before their wedding day. We recommend starting your search a few months before your big day to ensure you allow adequate time to find a ring that you will love for a lifetime. This is particularly the case if you would like to create a bespoke wedding ring to match your engagement ring.
YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING STYLE
We recommend taking your engagement ring out shopping with you when looking for wedding ring inspiration. Whether you want them to be the perfect pair or a complimentary style, you need to love how they look together. Remember to try on a wedding band alone as sometimes you may wish to wear it without your engagement ring!
TO MATCH OR NOT?
Couples often ask "do our wedding rings need to match?" Traditionally, wedding bands were made as a set to reflect partnership. But today, there are no rules to say your wedding band has to match your other half. Some couples choose to match, while others choose to reflect their personality and style. Remember, your wedding band is a piece you'll be wearing for the rest of your life so it's important to pick something you love and that best reflects you.
CONSIDER YOUR LIFESTYLE
As your wedding band is a piece you'll likely wear everyday, it's good to think about your daily routine and lifestyle when wedding ring shopping. The more detailed the band, the more care you will have to take to maintain its condition. If you have an active lifestyle or a physical job, whilst leaving your rings at home is one option, you may also want to consider a simple, more durable design to prevent wear and tear. We love a classic gold or platinum band which is easy to look after and will never go out of fashion.
Choosing the correct size for your wedding band is particularly important as it will likely be something you don't take off very often. When getting measured for your ring, make sure you are relaxed and if possible get a couple of measurements at different times of day. Most people find that their finger is smaller in winter than it is in summer, so please keep these temperature variances in mind when determining your size. It is also important to consider how many rings you will wear on your wedding finger. If it's more than two, you may want to allow for an additional half size to allow for a comfortable fit.