When Should I Buy My Wedding Ring?

Congratulations on your engagement! By now, you’ve probably been inundated with wedding planning tips and suggestions, along with optimal timelines and calendars. In between booking venues, photographers, and florists, you’ll also have to consider when you plan to buy your wedding rings.

While you can walk into a big box or department store and walk out 20 minutes later with a couple of plain gold or silver bands, many people, both men and women, prefer to choose a ring that reflects their sense of style, individuality, and their commitment to an enduring partnership. That’s why some advance preparation is usually in order when picking out your rings.

Start Your Search as Soon As Possible

Even if you’re planning on a long engagement, you can avoid disappointment and save yourself some anxiety if you begin shopping for wedding rings as soon as possible. Investigate the kinds of materials rings are typically made from, and consider the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Another consideration is your budget. Wedding rings don’t have to be expensive, but a high-quality wedding band can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars. If you begin your search early, you’ll have a dollar figure to work with and can budget accordingly until you are ready to buy.

Ask About Wait Times When Working With Custom Jewelers

Another reason to begin your search early is that if you are hoping to work with a custom jeweler, you may end up on a long waiting list. Wait lists can be even longer if you plan to get married during peak wedding season.

Allow Time for Resizing and Inscriptions

Even if you aren’t in the market for anything fancy, you should still allow some extra time for having your rings inscribed or for resizing a ring that doesn’t fit anymore due to weight loss or finger swelling. (Tip: If you do purchase your rings early, keep your receipt and get the jeweler’s returns and resizing policies in writing.)

Out of Time? Consider Alternate Rings

If you’re getting married on the fly, your custom ring maker skipped town with your measurements, or you simply forgot to buy your rings until the last minute, don’t fret. Resist the urge to settle for an uninteresting wedding band, and instead consider rings from Enso’s Elements Collection. These silicone bands our infused with precious metals, giving them a look totally unlike any other silicone band on the market. They are lightweight, flexible, and even incorporate interior channels that encourage air circulation around your ring finger.

They are also affordable, making them a great solution to last-minute wedding ring woes. Exchange them at your ceremony and enjoy an active honeymoon free of worry that you’re going to lose your ring while parasailing. You can always get the wedding bands of your dreams after you get back home.

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