If you’re engaged, you should already have one of the rings partially sorted out so that makes it much easier from here.
Remember that even the rings you choose should be a statement of who you are as a couple. Take some time to have a look at the different options available at your local jeweler, but also do some research of what awesome ideas people have for their wedding rings.
You can choose to go for the traditional idea of adding a wedding band to your engagement ring and getting a plane band for your husband-to-be. Other fairly traditional options include an Onyx ring for the groom and a single ring (your engagement ring) as wedding rings. Some couples even choose identical plane wedding bands as symbolism of the union and to remind themselves that they shouldn’t get caught up in the glitz and glamour advertised by jewelers.
Don’t feel threatened if you like a little glitz to go with your glamour, because you will be wearing your rings for many years and should be just as excited to see it on your hand every day as you will be waking up to your husband every morning.
A few things to keep in mind:
Make sure you know about all the pros and cons of your wedding rings, any maintenance that might need to be done and special care that will be required. Keep notes of how to clean your rings and the do’s and don’ts to make sure the quality of your bands do not decrease.
Some metals may also have restrictions, for example; The size of Stainless steel and titanium rings won’t be able to get adjusted later on, due to the hardness of the metal and the way the bands are made. Other metals might require frequent cleaning or even plating to keep it in tip top shape. Silver can easily tarnish and white gold will need rhodium plating every now and then.
Make sure you keep any guarantees, certificates and service cards in a safe place. A safe is actually the perfect place to keep the documents, as you won’t just pile other papers on it.
When it comes to the wedding itself, there are so many special ways to incorporate your wedding rings in the ceremony. Whether you keep them in a box with butterflies that fly off when you open it or a cute ring bearer who brings you the rings – choose something that will special to both you and the groom.
You can also incorporate the rings in your engagement photo shoot or on your invitations as a prediction of the vows you are going to proclaim to each other.