Wedding Rings

photo courtesy of Fizelwink Photography

photo courtesy of Fizelwink Photography

Almost all brides wear a wedding ring and many husbands do too. Double ring ceremonies are very popular. Since the choice of a wedding ring is virtually limitless, you may want to shop several jewelers before making your final decision. So start looking at least six to eight weeks before your wedding date.

If the bride-to-be has an engagement ring, selection of wedding rings must center on that ring. She might know exactly what she wants. There may be a ready match available or it might be necessary to try dozens of rings on to find the one that is most suitable. 

In some instances, the bride's wedding ring may have to be custom made, and this is where a reliable jeweler and trained eye should guide your choice. If a groom is also going to wear a wedding ring, many couples think in terms of a matched set. This may again entail a lengthy search to find the set which pleases both of you, so be careful not to fix on the word "matched." 

If the bride's wedding ring is to compliment her engagement ring, there may not be a match for the groom. He will have to find a style that pleases him and suits his hand.

One last pointer, for comfort and safekeeping, make sure you get the correct fit. You'll be wearing it for a long time.