Planning a wedding is a busy time but don’t forget to put some time aside to choose your wedding bands. Traditionally, your wedding ring is worn on the same finger as your engagement ring* so you need to choose one that will go well both style and comfort wise.
(if you haven’t chosen your engagement ring yet, take a look here: Engagement rings for women)
Here are some tips on how to choose a wedding ring to complement your engagement ring:
1. Get the Right Ring Size
Although you already know your ring size from having your engagement ring fitted, it’s important to measure again in case this has changed. Also, consider that now you’ll be wearing two rings on this finger the engagement ring will sit higher, will it still fit well? Your partner will also need to know their ring size to find their perfect wedding band. John Atencio jewelry stores suggest that the best way to get a perfectly accurate measurement is to visit your local jewelry store where knowledgeable jewelry experts can determine the right size for your engagement ring or wedding bands. If you want the ring to be a surprise, you could instead find an existing ring that fits well and then bring it in, where jewelry experts can use it to help determine the right size for your new ring.
2. Choose Your Ring Metal or Tone
Although you need to take your engagement ring metal or tone into consideration when choosing your wedding ring, they don’t have to match. In fact choosing different tones can be a deliberate style choice.
3. Decide if you Want a Stone or Plain Band
Some people like to choose a plain classic wedding ring to let their engagement ring stone shine. Others like to choose a stone band to compliment and enhance their diamond or stone. One thing to avoid is choosing a very showy wedding ring if you have a classic, understated engagement ring. In this case, definitely opt for a classic plain, slim wedding band. Your wedding ring should not overwhelm your engagement ring.
4. Consider the Style of Your Engagement Ring
It’s important to consider the style of your engagement ring when choosing your wedding ring. For example, a vintage (or vintage style) engagement ring will sit better with a wedding ring with a design from the same or similar era.
5. Find a Matching Ring
If you’re worried about how your wedding ring will look with your engagement ring then consider buying a matching ring. This is particularly useful when you have a bold, unique or quirky style engagement ring. For example, if you have a Gothic style engagement ring featuring skulls, you could choose a matching skulls wedding band for synchronicity.
6. Buy a Bridal Set
Some couples like to choose wedding and engagement rings that fit perfectly together- just like the happy couple. In this case, choose a wedding ring set. You could even look for men‘s wedding bands to match too.
7. Choose a Wishbone Wedding Ring
If you already have an engagement ring with a large setting and you’re worried about how to wear a wedding ring comfortably alongside it, then consider choosing a wishbone or curved wedding ring. This will allow space for the engagement ring stone.
8. Order Early
Whichever metal/tone, stone and style wedding ring you choose, make sure you start looking early. This will ensure you can find an engagement ring and wedding rings that complement each other perfectly. By ordering early, you can be certain that even with engraving and resizing you will have your wedding jewellery ready in plenty of time for your big day.
Which wedding ring style would you choose to go with your engagement ring?