You’ve picked the perfect engagement ring, so you’re no rookie. But, with something so meaningful as a wedding ring, you’ll want to get it right.

So, to make it as simple and stress-free as possible, we’ve gathered every aspect that you’ll need to consider when it comes to picking out the ideal significant ‘other half’ to your engagement band:

Start Early

Give yourself plenty of time before the big day to find the perfect ring. Around three months should give you the time to browse, research and size up your favourite band without facing too much stress. But, if you have your heart on a custom design, be sure to give yourself an extra few months for the jeweller to create it.

Narrow It Down

With your options so vast, how are you ever meant to settle on one? Take it one step at a time and start off considering if you want a simple band or one with some added detail. Then focus on the metal: do you want it to be the same as your engagement band, do both you and your partner want the same metal, and do you have any preferences over silver, gold or platinum? Gather your thoughts and head to the shops to consider your options.

Set a Budget

All of that sparkle can go to your head, so make sure your budget is considered throughout the whole process. Typically, about 3% of the wedding budget will be spent on the rings, but with extra embellishments, such as engraving and diamonds, the price can quickly jump up so always take everything into consideration.


Something that can often be overlooked while ring shopping, but your lifestyle can have an impact on your ring choice. For those who are very active or move a lot, a slim, rounded band could be the best choice. If you use your hands a lot, a simple band with few embellishments will work best. And, if you’re very active, a platinum band is very durable and scratch resistant.

Think to the Future

While a ‘trendy’ ring may be exactly what you want for the day, it might not be your long-term favourite. You can always make changes to your ring, but don’t forget you’ll be wearing this for the rest of your life, so you want something you know you’ll always be happy with.

Get the Sizing Right

Your ring will be on your finger for the rest of your life, surviving through a variety of temperatures, exercises and even pregnancy. So, with your fingers swelling and shrinking constantly, you’ll want to make sure your ring is the best size. Schedule your fitting at a time where you’re calm and at a normal temperature so that your fingers at are at their normal size.

Armed with these range of factors, you should be able to approach the search for your wedding ring with relative ease and calmness.

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