Picking out wedding bands may seem simpler than much of your wedding planning. Compared to all of the other elements from your special day, wedding bands are admittedly small. However small their size, picking wedding bands may prove to be a big decision; after all, you will wear these bands every day as a married couple. Here are several questions to ask yourself while picking out wedding bands.

 

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How early should we shop?

Simply put, you should plan far enough in advance to ensure that your rings are ready for your big day. The amount of time your rings will take depends on a number of factors. Jeweler Rony Tennenbaum says that in his experience, pre-existing designs take two to three weeks, while custom rings take a week or two longer. Artcarved wedding bands from JR Jewelersship in 3 to 5 days, but you should still allow yourself ample time to find the perfect rings. That way, if you’re not satisfied with your choice, you’ll have time to return or exchange your rings.

 


Should our rings match?

While matching rings are the more traditional choice, you should consider whether you’ll want to wear matching rings forever. If you and your partner have drastically different styles, you might want very different wedding bands. Alternatively, you might prefer styles that coordinate without matching.

Artcarved wedding bands are available in matching styles, but you might also find coordinating Artcarved rings that suit your styles. Jewelry Wise recommends discussing each of your preferences in metals, color, design, and other factors before deciding on bands. That way, if you realize you and your partner have very different tastes, you can discuss a compromise. This choice is a matter of personal taste, but what is most important is picking rings you’ll both treasure forever.

 

How much should we spend?ArtCarved 14kt white and yellow gold wedding ring featuring flat crystalline and bright finished flat edges comfort fit wedding band.

The Knot writer Jessica Zaleski suggests that about 3% of your wedding budget should go toward your rings. Depending on your overall budget, that could range from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Fortunately, Artcarved wedding bands are available at a range of prices–an intricate diamond band will cost a bit more than a simple solid band, but you are guaranteed to find the rings that fit your personality and your budget.

Choosing the perfect wedding bands is certainly an important decision, but it does not have to be a difficult one. With Artcarved wedding bands, your rings can fit your style and your budget, allowing you to remember your special day for years to come.