January 28, 2022

Top Tips for choosing a Wedding Ring

Choosing a wedding ring, whether it be for your partner or for yourself, can feel a daunting task!  There is a lot to consider and it’s important to not rush the decision, as you could end up choosing something you dislike in the future, or something too much for your budget.  We have collated some top tips for choosing a wedding ring in a hope to help some of you on this journey!

two gold wedding rings within a book


I think the starting point really should be consideration of cost, and how much you have in your budget to spend on a wedding ring.  If you have a budget in mind then you can begin to narrow down your search more easily when it comes to what price tag to look out for.   Consider heading to some unique and bespoke jewellery stores where you can have a discussion with a jewellery to help out on what type of metals and jewels that can be included in your budget.


When we picked out our wedding bands, we knew exactly what metal we wanted.  As my husband wore gold, he wanted a gold band to match the rest of his jewellery.  As my engagement ring was platinum,  we therefore went for a matching metal.  Platinum is a lot rarer than other types of metals so do some research and find out what different metals are included in your budget.  Whether your looking for wedding rings, engagement rings or even promise rings, you’ll find a whole host of different metals to consider.  I would suggest using the same metal as your engagement ring if purchasing your wedding ring to wear on the same finger.


So, what kind of design of wedding ring would you like?  Consideration of the design of your engagement ring is really important.  Is your engagement ring straight or is it dipped?  Does your wedding band need to fit flush against your engagement ring?  You can buy wedding rings that have a cut out section so that it fits perfectly flush against your engagement ring.  A lot of people chose a plain simple band, or you can choose a band with diamonds in, perhaps half way round or fully.  My husband had my name inscribed on the inside of his ring, so this is an option if you’d like something personalised.


And don’t forget sizing!  If you have a thick width engagement ring, your wedding band might be slightly smaller or larger as it will be sitting below (traditionally) or even above if you fancy something a little bit different.  The size of your ring could be different to your engagement ring so definitively consider resizing.

What tips do you have when looking for a wedding ring?  Leave in the comments below!

Thanks for reading xxx

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Hi and welcome to The Willow Tree. I’m Michelle, also known as Shel and I am a mama to three beautiful crazy kids – I have two handsome boys and a wild and wonderful girl.

I really wanted a concrete place to share my love for travel, in particular Disney and offer my readers a chance to gain some knowledge around what we love to do as a family of 5.

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