So you’ve popped the question, she’s said yes and the wedding planning is in full swing – what now? You’ll get to the stage where it is time to go and choose wedding rings for yourself, and your bride-to-be. Buying the engagement ring was stressful enough – which should I buy? Which will she love? What on earth is clarity?! Well the pressure is off now (for the time being anyway) and you can choose with your beloved, the perfect rings for your special day. Of course, with so much choice available, it’s a good idea to do a little research beforehand, even if it is just to get an idea of what you don’t want.

Wedding rings come in different metals, styles, settings and prices, and here at Marlow’s, the choice is huge. First of all, you should decide on a budget and stick with it. Many wedding jewellers believe that you should invest in the best quality ring you can afford, as this will stand the test of time better than a cheap or bad quality ring.

Never rush the buying of your rings, make sure you’re both completely happy with the choice. Otherwise, you’ll only end up not liking the ring or find it inappropriate for your lifestyle. When choosing a ring, always keep your lifestyle at the back of your mind – for example, is it appropriate to have a ring dripping in diamonds or oversized if your job involves working with your hands? Choosing the wrong style could result in the ring becoming damaged or not being able to wear it at all. In such situations, a plain wedding ring may be more appropriate. A simple plain ring such as the Premier Court Design Wedding Band – BC – is a classic and timeless design and perfect for those couples who are on the go all the time, or just want something simple. With the ring available in yellow gold, white gold and platinum metals, it is easy to see why this is a popular choice.

Of course, at the other end of the scale are the people who want a beautiful and sparkly ring which will catch everyone’s eye. Designer wedding rings such as the Round Brilliant Cut Full Set Diamond Band – ET02 – fit this description down to a tee. This stunning ring complete with platinum or 18ct gold, will truly make your day sparkle!

If you’re fussy, or already have the perfect ring in mind, then it may be worth looking into designing your own wedding rings. This can give a really special touch to your big day, and the best thing is, you don’t have to compromise on anything. Designing your own rings will give you the freedom to express yourself and your love for each other.

The main thing to remember when choosing a wedding ring is that you will be wearing it every day for the rest of your life, so don’t be rushed into making your decision. You wouldn’t rush choosing the person you’re going to marry, so why rush choosing the ring?