You’ve set the date, you’ve bought the dress, you’ve ordered the cake. But, there is so much to do and find and order that you are just about to go crazy with all the details. And, somewhere in this big mess of wedding planning, you have to get the wedding bands sized and ready for the big day.
You go out and search until you find a set of wedding bands that are just perfect for you and your fiancee, they are the perfect color, size, shape, and everything.
You love them almost as much as you love your soon-to-be-spouse. In the process of all of the searching, sizing, and buying, you really want to be able to personalize the rings to make them yours and not something that just came off an assembly line.
Well, here are some great tips and ideas to help you personalize your wedding bands so they will be something to cherish forever:
1. Find a shop that does custom lettering. Most jewelry shops and silver shops will do engraving on almost anything from rings to watches for a very small charge. You can call local shops in the phone book and inquire if they do custom lettering or if they know someone who does. When you find a shop that does, make sure that you ask: what they charge, how long it takes them to do it, and how many different styles they offer.
2. Take the time to decide what you want to go on the inside of your wedding bands. Since rings are smaller, you can’t fit a long paragraph on the inside. A simple “I love you” or “forever yours” is usually about the most that will fit. If you have a special nickname for each other, that is a great way to go as well.
The date of your wedding, first date, or another special date in your lives together is also something that finds its way onto a lot of engravings for wedding bands. Something that is personalized and comes from your heart will always be appreciated and remind you both how much you love each other.
You can also use symbols or small pictures that can be engraved on the inside of the ring as well, just remember that anything too large and deep will also compromise the integrity of the band itself, so choose your engraving wisely.
3. If you are special ordering your wedding bands, you can check to see if they will engrave them before they ship to you or the jewelry store you are purchasing them from. Most companies who do custom bands will provide engraving for free or at least a lot cheaper than you can find it after you have bought the rings.
4. For custom wedding bands, you and your fiancee can decide if you would like a special design on the outside of the ring as well as the inside to provide a special bond between you and your wedding bands. Most companies will provide a catalog that you can choose everything about your custom wedding bands.
Usually this includes: stones, the type of metal that you prefer, outer engravings, inside engravings, and overall ring design. You can create so many different designs with a custom ring that you might have a hard time choosing the perfect one.
If you are designing custom rings for your big day, make sure that you both take the time to sit down and review all the choices and prices that you are looking at. There are so many different ring designers and manufacturers out there that you can always find just what you want for the best price possible.
By creating a unique design or just engraving the inside of the wedding bands that you will both wear forever, you are proving your love to each other for many years to come.