What to Know When Choosing Wedding Bands

So, you finally popped the question? Congratulations! Getting married is high up on the list of exciting things to happen in a lifetime, and planning the wedding (and your life afterward) will be a flurry of details and activity that is sure to excite you and your bride!

Before you go ahead into the thick of it all, don't forget to set aside some time to buy your wedding bands. Wedding bands in Singapore cater to a myriad of tastes, because of the number of religious groups that may have special requirements for the wedding rings. Definitely, there will be a pair of wedding bands in Singapore that will be your dream rings. However, it is best to keep these tips in mind even as you are looking for the perfect symbols to cement your I Dos.

1) Start looking for your wedding bands early. Most couples have a fair idea of what they want, but once you visit the jeweller, you might find yourself changing your mind more than once when you see the types of wedding bands available to you! As a general rule, give yourselves about two to three months to do all the research you need: check price points, designs, and see which rings you absolutely love. If you want a custom piece this may take a while too.

2) Set a budget. There are different rules on how much you should spend on wedding rings, but in the end, the choice is ultimately what you both are comfortable with. According to the Jewelry Consumer Opinion Council, more than half of brides choose gold wedding bands, while 15% choose platinum--this means your budget will change according to what metal and stones you really want.

3) Fit this into your lifestyle. While a ring may look pretty, you also have to make sure it fits into your lifestyle. For example, if you work with your hands a lot, you might want to get a simple metal ring since stones can come loose if they get worn out. Musicians or sports enthusiasts should try looking for slimmer rings with rounded edges that are less bulky than wide bands. Also consider allergies: platinum is the most hypoallergenic of all the band types.

4) Think ahead. Your rings are pretty much forever, so try to choose something that you can live with ten to twenty years from now. It should look good with everything. Like a crisp white shirt or a little black dress, it should be timeless. If you can't afford getting the one you want, you can always try getting a pretty metal ring and have some stones set after a few years for a refreshing upgrade.

5) Check your size. Ring size can change when your fingers swell from water retention or after exercise. It is best to fit your ring when you are calm and your body temperature is normal, for the best sizing possible.

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