The big day has been set, and now you have tons of wedding preparations to attend to, such as preparing the guest list, looking for a caterer, shopping for the perfect wedding dress, and the list goes on. All of these are essential to putting together a memorable wedding, so remember to have all these on your wedding checklist. Also, do not forget to include at the top of your checklist, “choosing a perfect wedding ring.”
Selecting a Wedding Ring
Selecting a wedding ring is not as easy as it looks. It requires much thought. After all, the wedding band is the symbol of what binds the couple together and is worn by the bride and groom for their entire married life.
Most importantly, when choosing a wedding ring set, decide on a budget. The couple should consider how much they can afford to spend for the wedding rings. The budget will help narrow down the option. Keep the budget in mind when making a selection.
Decide on the material. What does the lucky couple want wrapped around their finger for their forever? The material from which wedding rings can be made of has evolved through the years. However, the most popular materials are classic yellow gold, white gold, tungsten, stainless steel, and silver. Wedding rings made from white gold are gaining popularity.
Platinum is one of the hardest metals, and is also a very suitable material for a wedding ring. For one, it is very durable and can endure the test of time. Platinum wedding rings have become a symbol for enduring love, carrying a deep romantic meaning. While platinum rings look similar to white gold, as far as style and elegance, they are the most expensive.
Titanium is a popular material, especially for wedding rings for men. It is light, long lasting, and is not as expensive as platinum. Titanium wedding rings are similar to white gold rings in appearance. The only different is that titanium wedding rings are so light you can hardly feel it when worn on your finger.
As for the wedding ring style to choose, there are the traditional plain bands, the more elaborate ones with beaded edges. There are also the modern designs of two-tone wedding bands. Celtic wedding rings are engraved with ancient-styled knot work. Solitaire rings with a precious stone are also a classic design for wedding bands.
Often times, the bride may want to match her wedding ring with the engagement ring. Of course, this is also something that has to be taken into consideration, especially is she wants to wear both rings on the same hand.
A wedding ring must also match other jewelry commonly worn by the bride to prevent clashing. Above all, choose a wedding ring that you will be most comfortable wearing.
Good luck on your wedding ring shopping!