Selecting the wedding rings or wedding bands is the most vital part of the wedding, as it is considered as the true symbol of a marriage. Wedding rings are exchanged by the couple when performing their nuptials, as a reminder of their love and commitment forever and ever.
Selecting Wedding Rings
There are several traditional rituals associated with wedding bands. A ring bearer, if there is any, has to walk down the aisle bearing the wedding rings on a wedding ring pillow, which is often intricately designed with embroidery to make it fancy along with ribbons to tie the rings down. The ribbon is usually used as the ring bearer is often a young boy, who might not be able to balance the rings properly on the pillow without fastening them with the ribbons. In some traditions, the best man takes care of the wedding rings and hand them over to the priest during the ceremony, who pass the rings to the bride and groom for the wedding vows.
Given that wedding bands hold so much importance and will be cherished for the rest of your life, due consideration should be given when selecting the rings. Whether you are choosing the ring from a family heirloom or an online website, you need to keep in mind the preference of the future bride or groom, before making the choice. You can also opt for wedding band sets, which are a rage these days for being a matching piece of jewelry; the band for the man is little different and is usually wider and thicker though, while the woman’s ring is sleek and thinner. However, make sure that you both like the design of the bands, when choosing the wedding band sets. Moreover, you might also want to ensure that the wedding rings matches with the engagement ring, but it may become difficult to select ring for the man.
When it comes to selecting the type of wedding rings, diamond rings are creating a buzz all over, and the most popular ones are bands with small diamonds set into it. Many couples often overlook the importance of engraving the wedding rings. Don’t miss the fun of getting something secret engraved and revealing it on your special day. You may choose, anything for engraving, like wedding dates, ‘I love you’, ‘eternally yours’, your pet names, small love quote etc.; just let your imaginations work for you. But, don’t forget to keep it a secret as no one else but your partner has to know about what you engraved.
Once you are done with the style of the ring, it is time to select the wedding band material. Although platinum and gold are commonly used materials for wedding rings, but gold is mostly preferred as platinum may be quite expensive and heavier. In gold, you have the option to choose from different colors, yellow gold, white gold, or the trendier rose, red or pink gold. Next is the selection of karat, wherein 10k, 14k, 18k and 22k are commonly used for wedding rings.
Last but not the least, is to ensure that the ring is comfortable as you will be wearing it forever. Always choose a timeless design that stays in trend forever.
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