Put (Another) Ring On It: When To Buy Your Wedding Bands

October 5th, 2021

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While wedding band shopping may sometimes be dismissed as a minor detail in the early stages of planning, it should actually be one of the first topics discussed after the date is picked! Wedding bands are a symbol of your forever, so it’s important to figure out what you want to get and when to get it. Allow enough time to immerse yourself in the process as you search for the perfect pieces of jewelry to symbolize your love story!

The Earlier, The Better

It’s important to give yourself a good amount of time to find the bands that match your own individual styles, as well as time to customize. Look at this experience as a chance to treat yourself! You’re getting a beautiful piece of jewelry that also serves as a reminder of the one you love most. We recommend starting your search about four months before the wedding, purchasing no later than the six week mark.

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Who’s Buying?

If you’re going a more modern route, bands are typically purchased together by the couple. For those who want to go a more traditional route, buying each other’s rings is also an option. Regardless of which way you want to go, you should be setting aside about 3% of your wedding budget for bands. Keep in mind that prices vary depending on details like metal type, customization and ring size.

Making The Most Of Your Shopping Experience

For the couples who are ready to shop but don’t know where to start, use the engagement ring as your guide! Start looking for bands that complement the ring, but still look beautiful on their own. From there, consider whether you want any engraving or special customization on your rings, such as initials, dates, or quotes. Lastly, remember to keep longevity in mind. If you can see yourself loving it just as much in 20 years, it’s a keeper!

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Final Tips

Buying wedding bands is a special occasion, so why not treat it like one? Grab a nice bite to eat and get sized together to make the process simple and fun for both of you. Once you’ve found your perfect rings, be sure to allow plenty of time to customize and size them! Keep in mind that custom rings may need small tweaks or resizing, so make a plan that allows time for final touches and shipping.

Shop Wedding Bands At Northeastern Fine Jewelry

Northeastern Fine Jewelry is dedicated to helping every bride and groom find their perfect ring with our stunning selection, featuring a wide variety of top designers. Visit any one of our three locations in the beautiful state of New York to speak with our bridal jewelry experts and learn more!