Buying the Wedding Rings is a task that should be done with your partner Ė it is both fun and romantic, and quite an exciting milestone on the build up to your Big Day.
Hopefully you will have both read-up on what to look for, and what to consider when choosing the rings and have come up with an idea of what you would like. So now we get onto the exciting part - going out and buying them!
There are two keys to buying Wedding rings that you must be aware of up front.
Firstly, make sure that you order in plenty of time. Donít expect to walk straight into you local jewellers, describe what you're after, and walk out with them there and then that afternoon. Unless you are more than happy to accept something 'direct from the shelf' (and in most cases, couples will not be), then your bands will need to be made and to sized to fit. Accordingly, you should allow manufactures up to eight weeks to produce them.
If you are reading this and there are less than eight weeks till the Wedding, amd you're after something really complex and intricate and you still have not ordered your rings, donít panic - you may still be able to get what you want. You may be lucky enough to scour some jewellers and track down the exact rings you're after. Alternatively, try to find a jeweller who will either turn the manufacture of the rings around in a quicker time. Finally, you may be able to locate a jeweller who will loan you temporary rings for the day until yours are ready - many will be willing to do so for a small fee and it is better to go down this route rather than compromise.
The second key to remember is to take your time. There are thousands of jewellers around the country and many more available on-line at the click of a mouse. Donít just pick the first ring you see from the first jewellers you visit Ė shop around and enjoy doing so!
Now that the lectureís over, letís talk a little bit more about the actual buying of the rings.