A man and his wedding
So you've chosen the one you want to marry, and you want to do your part as best as possible. And you know, wedding stuff is mostly a woman's thing. They love to plan the whole thing and imagine it and daydream about their perfect day with the one they're in love with. They gladly go shopping day after day, seeing around all their options, trying on dresses, navigating The Wedding Guide looking for ideas, tasting food samples and shopping around for cakes and flowers and decorations and venues.
Now, when it comes to a man's part of it... that's usually different. We show our enthusiasm about the wedding and all, but let's say we have a more... direct approach on it. We want it simple and done and ready. And we want to make our part right, of course! One of the most important male roles in the wedding process is purchasing the rings. It is our responsibility to find a band as good as possible, and that extends to one of the main causes of pre-wedding anxiety in men, the engagement ring.
Many poor souls eventually stumble across the reality that buying a ring isn't as easy and simple as it sounds. Not only because it can get expensive, but also because there are so many details and aspects to take on account, that we aren't really used to, that the choice becomes more complicated than we expected, with actual chances to make big mistakes.
Getting the right ring
You should be at this point familiar with her taste, so you can sort of imagine what type of ring she would like the most. Both rings - the engagement ring and the wedding band - should be of her liking, but for different reasons. The first one is meant to be a part of a beautiful surprise, while the second one is the one she'll keep for a while. And even if this article is just about wedding bands, we also mention engagement rings because you should either buy them together as a set, or at least keep the later in mind when purchasing the former. Why?
Remember that the two of them will be on her finger at one point. Therefore, they must fit. This may sound obvious, but you would be surprised to find out how often people forget about this and buy rings that just don't match. This isn't just a matter of style, but of practical importance too. In example, if the rings don't fit the diamonds may scratch the other ring's metal and damage it. Also, the designs may be so incompatible that you can't put the two rings together because the tips or edges bump into each other. Also, the whole set might be too heavy or too big to feel comfortable on her finger.
As you can see, this can get quite challenging and complicated. Before making your choice, we suggest that you take some time to read some of the articles found at Jewelery Wise. This website is great to get tips and information on wedding bands and rings in general, and how to match them and make the right choice when picking some for your girl.
A great solution: Hatton Garden's bridal sets
Hatton Garden is one of our favourite jewelry shops. They have beautiful and very elegant engagement rings and wedding bands, suitable for all budgets and all styles. Their customer care and their attention are remarkable too, so shopping there is an all around great experience. They are always happy to help you find what you're looking for, and provide options and even some advice so you can make sure you're making a great choice.
If you want to buy the rings for your wedding, we suggest that you buy a Bride Box, which includes a bridal set of rings. A bridal set includes the engagement ring as well as the wedding band. By purchasing them together, you make sure that they fit with one another and they match their style and design. Some bridal sets are even designed so the two rings together make a combined design and fit like puzzle pieces. That looks very original and classy, so it's a great way to go.
You can also ask for a wedding set, which unlike the bridal set will include not only the two rings for the bride but also the groom's ring. It is often a good idea to get a wedding set or a bridal set because you also get discounts for buying the rings all at once.