Everything You Need To Know About Buying Your Wedding Rings

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Buying your wedding rings can be tricky. We’ve got all the advice you could need!

There are only a few things that you get to keep after your wedding day – your dress, your photographs and your wedding rings. Unlike your dress, you’ll wear your rings day after day so it’s super important that they’re perfect for you. If you’re about to start the search for your rings then you’re in luck because we’ve got everything you need to know about buying your wedding rings right here.

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How to choose the wedding rings that are right for you

Before you even step foot in a jeweller’s or being to browse online, you need to think about what’s right for you. Ask yourself these crucial questions to make sure that you choose the wedding rings that you’ll love:

Budget – obviously your wedding rings are a lasting symbol of your marriage, so think carefully about what you can afford to spend on them. Certain metals are more expensive than others but you’ll find rings to suit all budgets so decide what you can spend and go from there.

Lifestyle – it’s really important to consider your lifestyle so if you’re super active for example or work somewhere like a hospital, you might want a ring with smooth edges, little decoration and one that’s made in a tough metal.

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Online or instore – as with all things, you can buy with a click or in person. Lots of the major retailers sell wedding rings online and there are plenty of specialist websites too. If you prefer to try on lots of designs and enjoy a different type of experience, you might want to shop in store. Do check if your jeweller needs you to make an appointment before you visit.

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Size – a wedding ring that’s too tight or too loose is absolutely not want you want. Even if you’re buying your rings online, it can be a good idea to get your finger properly measured so you know what size to order.

Metals, gems and much more

Gold has long been the traditional choice for wedding rings but more and more couples are opting for platinum or titanium rings. Obviously, the choice is yours but jewellers recommend that your engagement ring and wedding ring are made of the same material to stop one wearing the other. If you’re worried about scratching your ring, a platinum design could be perfect. These rings might scratch but because the metal doesn’t actual wear away so any marks can simply be polished out.

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Wedding rings also come in a variety of shapes. The court shaped ring is the plain ring that’s rounded inside and out. D-shaped rings curve on the outside but are flat inside, hence the name. Shaped wedding rings are becoming more popular too as these can be made to fit snugly around engagement rings. There are also more intricate shapes on offer with braided and woven styles giving you the chance to wear two metals if you’d like to mix things up a little.

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If you’re looking for a bit more sparkle, why not add some gemstones to your wedding ring? These are usually set into the metal and you can add one or two or have the whole ring wrapped with gems.

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The ultimate personalisation for your wedding rings is to have them engraved. Couples choose to have the inside of the ring engraved with their wedding date, their names, a meaningful quote or even the co-ordinates of their wedding venue. Another great idea is for your ring to include a fingerprint from your partner.

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Looking after your wedding rings

Once you’ve purchased your rings, you’ll definitely want to look after them! Even before you start to wear them, check out these wedding rings tips to keep these special pieces of jewellery in great condition:

Insure them! As soon as you bring your wedding rings home, make sure that they’re added to your home contents insurance.

Keep them in a super safe place and avoid having too many ‘practice runs’ of wearing them. You want your rings to be as shiny as possible and in tip top condition for your ceremony.

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Make sure that ‘wedding rings’ are on your list of things to bring with you to the wedding because it’s easy to forget them if they’re tucked away! Only give them to your most trustworthy groomsman to look after.

And don’t forget to give your rings some attention after your wedding too. Rings with stones will need to be cleaned carefully in warm water with a soft toothbrush while plain rings can simply be rubbed over with a polishing cloth.

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Now you’ve got your wedding rings arranged, it’s time to turn your attention to your photographs. Don’t miss our guide to the wedding photographs you’ll regret not taking and make sure that your photos are all kinds of brilliant.

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