From the metal to its design, here’s what to look out for when buying his and hers wedding bands.
Buying your wedding bands is an exciting and romantic occasion, it’s a beautiful gesture that symbolises your commitment to one another and should be considered just as much as the engagement ring.
While wedding bands often get unfairly overlooked, it’s not all about the diamond! Your wedding band will also spend many years on your hand, so it’s important that you choose a design that you won’t tire of.
Shopping for wedding bands is much easier than shopping for a surprise engagement ring, it’s a decision you can make as a couple and discuss at great length to ensure you’re both happy with the overall choice. Here are a few top tips to consider before selecting your perfect wedding rings.
Choice of metal
In an ideal situation, you would select a band that matches your engagement ring. If your ring is gold, then you will probably want to opt for a gold band too, unless you want to mix metals for a quirkier look.
Choosing your metal may cause a little controversy with your other half if their personal preference differs, and you might find you need to compromise. His and hers bands don’t necessarily have to match, this all comes down to personal preference.
Generally speaking, platinum is of superior quality and is less likely to tarnish, but if you’re on a budget then you may consider a silver wedding band instead. It’s an agreement that you will need to come to together and both be happy with the outcome.
Design of your bands
There are a few aspects when it comes to choosing a design that you need to consider. Firstly, you need to select a band that sits well on your finger with your engagement ring. Rings with larger diamonds may require a bespoke band shape such as a wishbone in order to avoid any gapping.
You also need to consider the style of the wedding band you pick. A word of advice: don’t get swept up in the latest trends! Fashions come and go, whereas timeless classics will never date. You don’t want to choose a design you may dislike a few years down the line, so pick something that’s elegant and simple. If you decide to go for a plain band, why not look to engrave the inside of it for a personal touch?
Budgets have a tendency to spiral out of control when it comes to weddings, but you need to be realistic with prices and set a strict budget that you adhere to. Stick to what you can afford, and don’t let the salesperson tell you otherwise.
Spending beyond your means will only leave you with mounting debt. It’s best to look around online for the best deals, and compare prices and designs. Pinterest is a great source of inspiration if you’re unsure. If you’re splashing your hard-earned cash on a band that’s on the pricier end of the scale, it might be worth taking out insurance on your rings just in case anything was to happen to them!