Setting Your Budget For Your Wedding Bands
When you add up the expense of getting married, it can be quite a daunting prospect. According to the website Brides Magazine, the average couple spends almost AUD $50,000 on their wedding, and around AUD $1300 of this is on the couple's rings. With costs like this, it is important to set a realistic budget for your wedding bands and make sure that you stick to it. There are some things that you will need to consider first before you set your budget, but it will make buying your rings an easier process.
Something which many people overlook, and is a highly important consideration, is your daily life and the wear and tear and that your ring will receive. The reason that you should consider this is it will affect the metal of which you will want the ring to be made. Yellow Gold is very soft, so you may wish to consider harder metals such as White Gold, Platinum, Palladium, or Titanium. Titanium is not as bright as gold or platinum, but it is hard wearing and much more resistant to scratching than the other metals. As it is also the 9th most abundant metal in the earth’s core, it is also much cheaper.
A Bit Of Style
You will also need to consider if you want to have any precious stones in the wedding bands or not. If you have an elegant engagement ring, then it is often common to go for a ring that is plain, so as not to distract from it. To get something truly unique, you may wish to look at the custom wedding rings in Melbourne offered by Simon West Fine Jewellery. A bespoke wedding ring will mean you can use the metal of your choice and have a style that is going to complement your engagement ring. Another benefit of going with a plain style ring is that it will also often be much cheaper than a fancier one.
Setting Your Budget
When you know what style of a ring it is that you want, then you can start to do some online shopping and check out all of the different rings that are on offer. Check as many different websites as you can and compare all of the prices for the style of ring that you want. The more research you do, the better idea you will have of the cost; and it is something that you can do comfortably sat at home on your laptop or even your phone. With this information, you will be able to have a rough idea of how much your rings are going to cost, and you can allocate the budget accordingly.
You may even be able to save a little money by purchasing the precious metal yourself and having a jewellery designer create bespoke rings for you. You will be able to get something unique and at a reasonable price. One thing about setting the budget for your wedding rings, it is important that you stick to it!