With This Ring

You have the perfect engagement ring. She loved it. And, she said “yes.” Now, you’re planning the wedding. Here are some pointers to help you select a wedding band.

Sometimes a bride will have a problem finding a wedding band to fit against her engagement ring. No matter what, she can’t find one that will sit nicely alongside her engagement ring and/or one with a metal that matches. Ideally, the groom should select a wedding band at the time he purchases the engagement ring. It will save pounds in the long run.

To Love and To Cherish

The bride will be wearing her wedding band for the rest of her life. So, she should be selective and choose one that fits her taste. It doesn’t have to match the groom’s. And, the groom can be selective and choose one that fits his tastes too. He’s going to be wearing it for the rest of his life.

One thing the bride should match is the metal. That is, the metal of her wedding band to the metal on her engagement ring. For one thing, it will look nicer. But, more importantly, as time passes, matching metals will age in the same manner. Diverse metals will wear differently and look unattractive.

Keep Shining, Keep Smiling

Usually, the wedding band is the complimentary piece to the engagement ring. So, the wedding band shouldn’t overpower it. For example, if your engagement ring has lots of diamonds around the band and a huge diamond in the center, you might want a simple wedding band, which lets the engagement ring go on doing the shining.

On the other hand, if you have diamonds on the shoulders of your engagement ring, a wedding band with diamonds all around would be stunning (rings naturally turn, so having the diamonds go all around means you would never have to adjust your ring in order to maintain the ideal setting).

To Have and to Hold

There are times a contoured wedding band, rather than a straight one, is more appropriate. Sometimes a contoured wedding band sits better against some engagement rings.

From This Day Forward

While your engagement ring and wedding band don’t necessarily have to correlate, it may be a good idea for them to have the same design basic. In other words, if your engagement ring has a vintage look, perhaps a vintage wedding band would look best with it. If your engagement ring is classically designed, then perhaps a classically designed wedding band would best, and so on.

All the Days of Our Lives

As mentioned, some wedding bands twist around the finger and frequently separate from the engagement ring. It’s natural and nothing to really panic over. Soldering the rings together, after the wedding ceremony, of course, will solve this problem. If you decide to solder the rings, please keep in mind that you won’t be able to wear the rings separately again.

Now, all that’s left is to get married and live happily ever after!

Don’t forget the anniversary rings!