Congratulations! You have found your perfect person, and now it’s time to pick the perfect wedding bands. You may be feeling overwhelmed with all of the wedding planning and you might not know where or when to start shopping for your wedding bands, but have no fear. We are here to walk you through every step of the process.
When thinking about marriage, engagement rings tend to take center stage, but wedding band shopping should not be overlooked. Wedding bands are a huge part of the look and feel of your wedding stack. Not to mention, they are a symbol of your eternal love for one another. From deciding on sizing, metal, engraving, and overall design, our team is here to share our do’s and don’ts to make your wedding band shopping experience a breeze.
Do: Consider how you want your wedding band to pair with your engagement ring. If it is important to you that your engagement ring be the main event, you want to choose a band that compliments your engagement ring so as to not compete with it.
Don’t: Assume it has to be a perfect fit. You want your wedding band to fit physically (and we’ll get to that soon!), but don’t get hung up on how perfectly your engagement ring and wedding band fit together. If you have a low-profile engagement ring, you may want to consider getting an arched wedding ring so the two rings sit well together, but it is perfectly fine if you prefer the look of a straight across band with your engagement ring.
Do: Start shopping early! There’s so much to consider when choosing a band and the more time you give yourself to decide what looks and feels the best to you, the better. We suggest purchasing your ring at least 3 months in advance of your wedding date. Even better? Once you set the date, start shopping around! Even if you have an idea of what you’re looking for, you will be glad that you gave yourself plenty of time to consider all of the options.
Don’t: Guess your sizing. Our biggest tip? Make it a point to go into a local jeweler to get sized. Our fingers can fluctuate in size for a variety of reasons and you won’t want to miss out on the opportunity to try on several different sizes to find your best fit. The last thing you want is to get your ring before your wedding date only to realize that it doesn’t fit. If you aren’t able to get to a local jewelry store, we do offer free ring sizers so please do not skip this step!