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You’ve sorted your wedding band; but what about your wedding bands?

Planning a wedding is an exciting experience, but at the same time, there’s a lot to organise. That to-do list has become your holy grail over the past few months; and while at the beginning it seemed to trail on endlessly, you’re both relieved to see that just a handful of tasks remain.

Send out invites? Check. Book a photographer? Check. Engage in an hour-long debate to decide on your first dance song? Check. You’ve nearly finished putting plans in place for your special day – but what about your wedding bands?

Wedding Bands - a symbol of unity

A symbol of unity

Wedding rings are more symbolic than engagement rings, but are sometimes treated as an afterthought. The duo of bands represents the coming together of two lives, as well as your commitment to one another. They will take pride of place on your fingers forever, so you want to make sure you pick the perfect pair – with this in mind, here are five tips:

Start searching…now!

No good ever comes from leaving things to the last minute. With such a huge variety of wedding rings available, your search should begin, at the very least, three months before your big day. This should give you enough time to browse designs, narrow them down to a few favourites, and try on a good variety of rings. Bear in mind that you’ll need to allow more time for custom-made or engraved rings.

Gather your ideas together

When searching the web and flicking through wedding magazines, print off or cut out images of wedding ring styles you both like. Are you a fan of white gold, or do you prefer a more modern rose gold? Do you desire to sparkle with diamonds, or would you rather show off a band of radiant, emerald gemstones?

Gathering your ideas and presenting them to jewellers will let them know instantly what you like, which will save time and help to make the shopping experience more enjoyable for the both of you.

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Work out your budget

Decide on your budget before you start shopping. Doing this will ensure that jewellers only show you pieces within your price range, so that you don’t fall in love with a set of rings you can’t afford! Discuss any custom requirements with the jeweller early on, as extras may cost and will need to be factored into your budget.

Consider mismatched jewellery

Can’t agree on a certain style of ring? Don’t worry! Mismatched jewellery is proving more and more popular among future bride and grooms; and pairing together different metals or styles will provide a striking contrast and help your rings stand out. What’s important is to find rings that reflect your individual styles – and if they differ, then so be it!

 Comfort is everything

Undoubtedly the most important feature of your wedding bands is the fit. You’ll be wearing these pieces day in, day out, so they must be comfortable. An expert tip is to ensure that you have your ring sizes measured when you are both calm and your bodies are at normal temperatures. Things like the weather and exercise can cause the fingers to swell and contract, which could lead to an inaccurate ring measurement.

Having your set of wedding rings custom made is one way to guarantee the perfect fit, and this is something we offer here at Coppins. Our expert, in-house goldsmith can recreate any ring to match your size requirements, in the metal and design of your choice.

From classic to contemporary, bold to beautiful, we have a ring to suit all tastes and budgets. Our family-run business has been operating for 35 years and can be found tucked away in a quiet corner of Corsham.