Choosing a pair of wedding bands for you and your fiance can seem like a daunting task especially if you consider that you will both be wearing them for the rest of your lives. Fortunately, Nadiya Khan has helped us demystify the process with these five handy tips that should help you to select the perfect wedding bands you will love and live with for years to come.
- Start shopping early
Give yourself at least 2-3 months before the wedding date to shop for the perfect choice. Visit online shops and jewelry shops in your city to get an idea of the various styles and types of wedding bands. If you want custom made bands, this will probably take more time. You should have enough time to comfortably settle on the design you like.
- Consider buying a matching band
For the ladies, if you have an engagement ring, select a band that will complement it. For example if you wear a diamond engagement ring, you would prefer to go for a simpler band to subtle the look of both combined; if your engagement ring is simple, you would consider opting for a diamond wedding band. Or alternatively you can choose to have both of them simple. If you do not have an engagement ring, shop for it together with the band and get a bridal set for yourself.
- Complement your bands
There is no set rule that your man and you should wear the same metal or colour. If your man likes yellow gold but you prefer white gold/silver, get similar designed bands in your preferred metal. The latest trend is a mixture of white gold & yellow gold bands, which looks really classy. Another important point to be kept in mind is your skin tone. Wear the colour of metal that suits your skin tone. Of course you will get to know which colour suits you when you try on different bands.
- Keep your lifestyle in mind
You’re going to be wearing your wedding band daily, and the goal is to choose one that becomes a part of your life. If you play sports or an instrument, choose a slimmer ring with rounded edges (called comfort fit). If you work with your hands, search for a simple solid metal ring and avoid gemstones that can come loose. Also when you are measuring the size of your band, make sure it is when you are calm and your body temperature is normal. You should not do it early in the morning (you retain salt from the night before), right after you have exercised or when you are too hot or cold.
- Set your budget
When shopping for bands, keep in mind a set budget of how much you are expecting to spend on your rings. Look for ways to minimize on costs, such as engraving costs. Some jewelers don’t charge you for engraving and if you are really looking on saving money, opt for the most reasonable jewelers.