1. Shop Early
Don’t wait until your right before your wedding day! Start looking for wedding bands early so you have enough time to find exactly what you’re looking for. Plus, getting a head start will allow you to save up for the rings of your dreams, have them sized and even get them engraved.
2. Create a Budget
When you sit down to plan your wedding expenses, make sure to think about how much you want to set aside for your wedding bands. Bands can range from a couple hundred to a couple thousand dollars. Deciding how much you can spend before you shop will make it easier to narrow down the options. There is a beautiful band out there for any budget!
3. Know the Different Metals
Do you want platinum, white gold, yellow gold, rose gold or mixed metals? Men’s bands have these options too, in addition to popular alternative metals like titanium and cobalt. These alternative metals are an excellent choice if he has an active lifestyle and durability is a main factor in your decision. Platinum is also a great option for someone who does not want to worry about the maintenance of their ring.
4. Coordinate with Your Fiancé
If you want your wedding band to perfectly complement his band, talk to your jeweler about matching sets. If you have significantly different taste and you want a rose gold band while he wants black titanium, that’s completely fine too! Discussing the options will help you both find rings you will love.
5. Think About the Future
When shopping for wedding bands, a trendy and fashion-forward option might catch your eye. While newer styles are great for some, you might be better off selecting a more classic style if your tastes change often.
6. Know Your Warranty Options
It is important to know what kind of warranty comes with your purchase. Does the jeweler offer free cleanings and resizing? Will your ring be covered if a diamond falls out of your band? Ask your jeweler these questions to make sure your investment is protected.