There are a few things from your wedding day that are supposed to last forever, other than the marriage, of course. Your flowers, favors, and food are all going to be consumed and you will use up any leftovers very quickly. Your wedding jewelry, however, is going to be on your finger for life, or as long as you remain married. When you are choosing your rings and any gifts you want to give to each other, take some time and choose wisely. You should both love what was chosen because you will be wearing it for a long time to come, each and every day.
Choose to spend some money on your wedding jewelry. Your cake is important, but it is for one day. Your jewelry is something you are going to be keeping forever. You don't want to skimp on your wedding rings. Some couples do spend less with the promise to replace the rings with higher quality rings on a certain anniversary, but you still have to spend some money on something that will not break and will not tarnish. Make this a priority in your wedding budget. You will be glad that you did.
Start by deciding how much you think you can afford to spend on your wedding jewelry. You may be surprised to find that you can get some great items without having to spend a fortune. If you are low on cash, skip the wedding jewelry that contains diamonds. You can always have them added or get new rings at a later date. Instead concentrate on the metal you wish to buy. You have many choices like gold, stainless steel, white gold, sterling silver or titanium – just to name a few. They all have different prices and they can all make for great rings. Remember, some types can be sized and some can not.
Go somewhere to get your wedding jewelry other than a retail discount store. They may have affordable rings in the types of metals that you like, but you are not going to get the personal help that you need when you are picking out the all important wedding jewelry. You want to know that someone is going to help you pick out what you need with personal and undivided attention, and that you can get some type of warranty on the rings. Without this hep, you could spend money on something that breaks, or something that is just not right. This is an important purchase, so treat it as such.
Lastly, choose your wedding jewelry items early on in the wedding planning so that they are all done on time and so that you can be sure the fit is just right. If a stone is loose or if you need to have something re-sized, you want to know that you have time to get it fixed as needed with plenty of time to spare. You also want to know that you can change your mind and get something else if you so choose. Start the process of shopping for jewelry as soon as you can so you are not leaving anything to chance.