Let’s be honest, planning a wedding can be a little complicated. From the cake to the flowers to the guest list, there’s a lot of decisions to make. But the one thing you most definitely don’t want to worry about? Choosing the right wedding bands. Which is why we’re teaming up with the fabulous Long’s Jewelers to help ease the stress a bit. It’s Rings 101 from Boston’s most beloved jeweler. Sit back and soak it all in.
1. Choose Your Wedding Ring Style
From the band width to the metal finish to the overall look and feel, narrowing down the style of your band is one of THE most important decisions you’ll make. Are you and yours a vintage-inspired duo, a modern couple or two sweeties with a love of all things simple and sweet? By choosing the right band width and metal that fit your style personality, you can count on a happy ring buying experience. Think a 4 mm band in brushed metal or a 10 mm band in a more textured look. Honestly, the options at Long’s Jewelers are endless… and beyond pretty.
2. Understand The Differences In Metal Type
And speaking of metal… understanding the differences between all of the ah-mazing options is totally key. From classic + gorgeous yellow gold (hint: always go for the 18K) to the platinum pretties (hypoallergenic + heavy + long-lasting) to the white gold stunners to the edgy (+ seriously chic) Tungsten or Carbon Fiber rings that are totally you and totally unique. Not sure which one to choose? No worries. Long’s Jewelers will walk with you step by step throughout the entire process to make sure you pick a metal that is perfect.
3. Consider Your Lifestyle
Making sure your ring fits into your day to day lifestyle can often be overlooked, but as the staff at Long’s Jewelers will tell you… it’s sooo important. Which means that whether you spend your days working with your hands (hint, hint: platinum) or play tennis every.single.morning (just say no to the eternity bands), selecting the right band will make alllll the difference.
4. Settle On A Budget
Just like every aspect of your Big Day, you’ll most definitely want to set a budget BEFORE you go ring shopping. But where, oh where to start? Long’s Jewelers recommends setting aside $1,000 and heading upward based on those details you are simply swooning over. Think diamond accents, metal type and more. Truly… it all just depends on what you’re looking for. Our advice? Start with doing some research online to get a ballpark estimate. You’ll find it so very, very helpful that you did.
Can’t wait to put all of your new knowledge to the test? Join Long’s Annual Wedding Band Weekend March 18-20, 2016 for wall-to-wall wedding bands, a meet and greet with some awesome wedding ring vendors and selection and pricing that will make you sooo happy. Oh, and there’s also the chance to win $1,000 off your wedding ring, plus even more amazing prizes. I’m talking a dream honeymoon, suits for your bridal party, dinner and wine, a shopping spree, a pair of TAG Huer watches, gift certificates and more. RSVP here, lovelies. It’s going to be awesome.