After the beautiful engagement ring you received, the standards are probably pretty high, so you need to know how to choose wedding bands with meanings. It’s mostly about what you and your partner want, because it’s going to be one of the most important objects in your life, and something you are going to wear forever.
Whether you’re searching for vintage art deco rings, diamonds you can see from space, or even coordinated lesbian wedding bands, the tips below will help you choose something truly meaningful.
How To Choose Wedding Bands With Meanings
Take Your Time
Of course, it’s going to take some time to find the best wedding band. It’s rare to find the perfect ring at the first jeweler that you visit. In fact, even if you do feel like you’ve found “the one” at that first stop, take your time and explore other options. Remember, you’re choosing something that will (hopefully) sit on your finger for the rest of your life.
Take your time and research every vendor you can. Check out all the styles and options.
Choose According To Your Lifestyle
Yes, this is important. You need to make sure that the band you choose for your wedding is appropriate for your lifestyle. If you lead a very active life, then you mean want to consider something small and simple. Those “seen from space” diamonds can get caught, loose, and even fall out.
With enough research, you will be able to find a solution that best fits your wishes and of course your lifestyle. One tip, though- silicone wedding rings are perfect for active lifestyles, and they can be a lot classier than they sound.
Personalizing your bands with engravings is a beautiful way to make even the simplest ring more meaningful. While you can go with your wedding date or initials, try coming up with something unique. Perhaps a favorite short phrase, or “I love you” in a different language. Make it something meaningful to both of you.
Choose a Unique Stone
Sure, diamonds are the traditional wedding band stone, but don’t feel like they’re your only option. Rather than just going with tradition, let your personality shine through and choose a stone that you really adore. You can even go with each other’s birthstones for extra special meaning.
Set A Budget
Wedding bands come in a humongous range of prices, with some totalling well into the thousands. The temptation is big and of course, everyone wants their wedding bands to be truly unique and have a meaning. Without a set budget you may be finding yourself spending more than you can afford. Do you really want to look at that meaningful ring every day and regret going into debt for it?
Be Honest With Yourself (and Your Partner)
You may find yourself choosing something because your family or your partner wants that certain something. Yes, compromise is a part of marriage, but don’t cave into pressure and get cornered into wearing something you abhor. Remember, you’re the one that has to see it every single day. Don’t be afraid to voice your opinion.
Ultimately, you as a couple are the ones giving your wedding band a real meaning. This is about the two of you, the love you share and how you want your wedding band to express that love.
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I’m a freelance journalist/writer/content marketer with BA Hons in Journalism.