One of the biggest moments in your life will be the day you ask your soul mate to share their life with you forever. An engagement and the subsequent wedding may represent the fulfillment of lifelong dreams, for both of you. The ring you choose to symbolize your love and hope for the future is an important choice. However, the engagement ring isn’t the only one that must be chosen. Choosing a bridal set is a wonderful way to ensure the engagement and wedding bands match. This makes your choice faster and easier, so that you can spend time on more important things, like a spectacular proposal that will make her heart melt.
Bridal Set vs. Wedding Set
The first thing you need to know when shopping for bridal sets is that they aren’t the same thing as a wedding set. Wedding sets typically consist of three rings: and engagement and wedding band for the bride, and a wedding band for the groom. Bridal sets have only two rings, engagement and wedding rings, for the bride. Sometimes, jewelers use the terms interchangeably, but they really are two different things. The distinction is small, but important, especially when shopping online. A search for “wedding sets” may turn up very different results than a search for “bridal sets.”
Think, then Shop
While there is often a lack of enthusiasm on the part of most men when it comes to shopping, it’s an incredibly important part of choosing among several bridal sets. The choices are nearly endless; it’s easy to get caught up in the trap of too many choices and not enough time to sift through them. Instead of looking at every bridal set on offer, narrow your choices to styles she loves. There are simple sets, elaborate creations, and a whole range of styles, from Art Deco to Victorian, and beyond. Having an idea of what you’re looking for before you begin shopping can make your decision much easier.
Making a Match
Traditionally, both the bride and groom wear wedding bands. When choosing a bridal set for your love, make sure to look at what’s available for you, too. Wedding sets make this easy, but shopping for your ring to match her bridal set can be tricky. Keep in mind that you shouldn’t mix metal types, gem types, or overall designs if you want your rings to look like they belong together. It’s important that some of the style elements from the bridal set to be expressed in your ring, too. Stone shape, setting, and color are all important considerations if you’re looking to match her bridal set to your wedding band.
Stick to Your Budget
The proposal is really only the beginning; keeping your eye on your budget, especially this early, is very important. Know how much you can afford to spend and stick to that number. There are plenty of things coming up that are going to require you emptying your wallet, so be mindful of what you’re spending on the rings.
Taking the Plunge
Shopping for bridal sets might seem like a daunting task. However, it’s not nearly as daunting as coming up with a truly unique and memorable proposal. She is special and wonderful, and makes your life better. She deserves a beautiful proposal that highlights the feelings in your heart, and a breathtaking ring is a big part of that. The last tip for choosing a bridal set is to make sure that it represents your love and commitment to her and your life together. Your love is special and unique; her rings should be, too.