Out of all the different choices you have to make in time for the big day, the wedding rings can feel like two of the most important components of all. Unlike the venue, catering, and d├ęcor, you’re going to be taking them home with you. Unlike the photos and the dress, you’re going to be looking at it for the rest of your life, no matter where you might be. Naturally, it’s important that you get it right, so how do you make sure you’re getting the ring that’s perfect not just for the day but for the rest of your life.


You might be willing to pay a lot to end up with a gem that is truly amazing. However, regardless of how much you’re okay with spending, you should set the budget ahead of time. Sites like Shutterfly make it easy to budget not just for the ring, but to see how it fits amongst the overall wedding budget. For one, it can help you narrow down your choices, immediately excluding those rings that are too expensive (or too cheap) for you. You can also keep the budget in mind when selecting both parts of the ring: the gems and the band, which are often bought separately. That way, if you go all out in choosing a gorgeous jewel for the ring, you know that you have to go a little more basic for the band itself.


Even when it comes to selecting a jewel alone, there’s a whole world of detail that's easy to get lost in. There are the four Cs, (cut, clarity, color, and carat weight.) There are also details like the shape of the gem, the polish, depth, and symmetry. Look at this Blue Nile review here to see how online ring shops can help you limit your options by both style and quality, making it easier to find a ring that won’t disappoint. If your budget is on the lowest end, the shape and four Cs might be enough to help you narrow your choices down, but if you’re spending big on a ring, you want to make sure that it meets the standards that the price demands.

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Unlike the rest of your wedding look, you’re going to be keeping the ring after. You want to make sure that not only does it look gorgeous, but it goes with your lifestyle. If you enjoy any hobbies that make you use your hands, like sports or an instrument, a slimmer comfort fit ring might work better. If you’re very active or like DIY, a platinum ring or one without gemstones that can come loose might be more practical. Most people don’t take off their wedding ring in most situations, so you need to consider where you will be wearing it. Whatever the "perfect wedding" means, is up to you. Whether it’s a certain style or a kind of functionality that makes it easier to wear throughout your life, you need to define it before you start the search, or you can end up disappointed with the results.

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