Tips on Wisely Buying the Perfect Wedding Bands
The moment you get engaged to your partner, it’s no secret that the next thing both of you are excited about is the wedding. But the wedding itself is one thing that you need to plan carefully and meticulously. This is why most people would turn to hiring a professional wedding planner to do much of the laborious job. Yes, it is true that the wedding planner can decide on things for the most part, but there are those that need your personal decision. One of the things that only you can decide on is choosing the wedding bands. Considering this will be your first time to pick wedding bands, you initially will feel like it will be a tough challenge. Fortunately, we already came up with a list of tips for you to follow.
Tip 1 – It’s all about creating a shortlist.
Remember that the wedding band is expected to be the only piece of jewelry both of you are going to be wearing every single day after the wedding, and this means you need to put in a lot of time deciding what type you really want. We recommend that you come up with a list of a few choices even before visiting the store to make the purchase.
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Tip 2 – Not a lot of couples do it, but we believe it is smarter to buy your ring and bands together.
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Well, this tip won’t work if you either already have your engagement ring or you want it to be a surprise. A good option for the both of you if you want to wear your wedding band and ring together is a shadow or contour type of band that is used to interlock with the engagement ring. But if you are expecting to wear your wedding band alone, a more intricate style is the more practical choice because it can look beautiful even without the engagement ring.
Tip 3 – Figure out how much you can afford.
For the most part, about two to three percent of your wedding budget is set for the rings. The actual amount you’re setting for your wedding bands primarily depend on the material. While gold is definitely the most common type, it’s really not the only option you have. The other options you have include diamonds and engraving as well as platinum bands that are a lot more expensive. But of course, the more embellishments there are the more expensive the wedding bands become.
In the end, you must go ahead and choose a wedding band that will suit your lifestyle as a couple perfectly. You’ll end up removing it if you choose one that you realize you’re not really comfortable with.