Weddings are traditionally expensive although nowadays there are are better value options available than ever before. This means that if you are trying to keep a cap on the spending, there are alternatives to the ‘traditional’ wedding ceremony and reception. It is essential to keep track of the spending as you go, it is all too easy to buy things here and there and omit them from your budget and choosing your engagement and wedding rings can be a great place to start. So we have put together our top tips for choosing the most wonderful rings for your wedding…
Put a ring on it!
Things to think about…
Starting from the beginning it is a good idea to have a budget for the all-important engagement ring. This is something you are going to have for life so without wanting to point out the obvious, you really do need to make sure you like it! Engagement rings can vary so much in style and budget so make sure you get a little advice along the way. Enlist your wife-to-be’s best friend to help guide you in the right direction. I’m sure that they will have discussed what ring style your wife-to-be would like. Perhaps send the best friend a link to shesaidyes engagement rings.
Think about the metal you would like to use for the engagement rings and wedding bands. It doesn’t have to be the same for each of you. Some metals are obviously stronger and will withstand a manual job. Make sure you have thought about this before purchasing.
Which rings best suits your budget?
It might be worth comparing diamond rings with moissanite bridal sets to see which best suits your budget. Moissanite is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to diamond. Natural moissanite is incredibly rare so most available will be lab-created. Their diamond like appearance and attractive price make them a real contender.
Where to look for them?
Shop from an expert jeweller such as she said yes. Their extensive website features a huge array of rings with clear and beautiful pictures. They have a selection of metals and stones available and even a bespoke service to customise a one-off-piece. Take a look at their blog too for further help and inspiration.
Of course once you’re on your way with your wedding preparations you will need to look at a venue for the service and the reception as well as your suppliers such as your wedding photographer and videographer. They can, of course, be one and the same, which will cut down on time spent travelling from place to place.
But that is an entirely personal choice. Make sure you get down to the nitty gritty with the wedding planner at the reception venue, be bold and ask for price reductions here and there if you need to. It’s worth asking!
Don’t forget to take out additional insurances for your rings as well as your honeymoon and venue as we never know what lyes ahead of us. We hope you have a really wonderful day and hope you enjoy planning your wedding as much as we did. This is one day we all hope not to need to repeat again.