Congratulations on your engagement! Now comes the fun of planning your perfect wedding, trying on dresses, and choosing among the many banquet halls in Miami in which to hold your perfect event. However, before you dive headfirst into the details of the ceremony and reception, you and your groom should choose your wedding rings. The prospect can be a tad overwhelming, given that there are so many styles and choices available, but if you plan ahead, you’ll have rings that you’ll both be proud to wear for the rest of your lives. Here are a few tips to help demystify the ring selection process:
Set a Budget
You don’t have to pick expensive rings to show your devotion to each other. Metals like yellow gold, white gold, palladium, and silver will also look gorgeous on your left ring finger without breaking your bank account.
Use the Internet
Thanks to the Internet, it’s never been easier to do the legwork to find your rings. Visit jeweler’s websites, or search for rings using a Google Image search. Not only will it help you narrow down what you want, it’s also a fun way to spend an afternoon.
Consider Your Lifestyle
Choose rings that will be easy to wear, no matter what you do with your hands. Some styles are impractical, forcing you to remove your ring if it becomes uncomfortable. Your ring should feel like it’s a part of your finger. After all, you’re going to be wearing it for a long time. Ladies: If your groom got you a solitaire engagement ring as opposed to a bridal set (an engagement ring and band that fit together like one ring), make sure the band and engagement ring can be worn together comfortably.
Start Searching Early
Don’t wait to start looking for your rings until you’re completely swamped with other wedding planning details. Start right after the engagement, and make sure both you and your fiance look for your rings together. It will be great practice for future joint decision making.