If you’re in a relationship that has been long term, things are serious, and you know that the time is coming where the question of marriage is going to be popped at any moment, it’s important that you or your significant other knows all there is to know about wedding rings. There are so many to choose from and the styles range as much as the price tags.
It can be tricky to figure out what to buy for an engagement ring when you know that you’re going to have to change it a bit for the actual wedding. Of course, not everybody goes the traditional route and buys a diamond for the engagement ring and simply adds a band for the ceremony. You could always choose to spend all your pennies in one place and buy the ring as is for the proposal as well as for the ceremony. It’s ultimately your choice.
If you’re at a loss when it comes to choosing a wedding ring to either do the proposing or to use as the ceremonial ring itself, here are some helpful tips:
Look into Styles and Materials
Everybody is unique and just because you’re getting married and it’s traditional to get a certain kind of ring doesn’t mean you have to adhere to the tradition. Maybe your perfect ring has a sapphire center instead of a diamond. Maybe your perfect ring isn’t a ring at all, but rather a tattoo symbolizing your union. When looking into wedding rings, don’t rule out styles and materials before you look at them and know their pros and cons. You could be outruling the winner if you don’t keep an open mind.
Decide If This is a Place You Want to Splurge
If marriage is very important to you, you love your partner and you know you’re only going to get married once, you might decide that price is no factor in the selecting of a ring. Of course, everybody who gets married hopes that things will work out long term, but if you’re not so sure that you’re going to make it, or you just don’t have the finances to front on a Harry Winston, you might choose to go a simpler route.
In any case, decided if the rings are a place you want splurge. If you decide to go big on the bands, that might mean the ceremony itself gets made a little simpler or smaller. Discuss this with your partner and settle on the fact.
Find Ways to Get Details
There is little that is worse than buying an engagement ring and having your partner hate it. If the ring doesn’t fit, that’s also disappointing, but if you find a way to get details from your partner about the size of their finger or the kind of ring they like, you’ll save yourself the headache of getting it wrong. If you want the engagement to be a complete surprise, ask relatives about what they like. At this point, you should know your love well enough to know their style, but it’s a big deal, so get the deets and watch as the perfect moment to pop the question unfolds.