Guide to choosing wedding rings: everything you need to know before saying 'I do'

If you have come this far, you may be on the verge of celebrating one of the most significant moments of your life: your wedding. You've already said the first 'yes, I want', but now it's time to have everything ready so that, when the big day arrives, nothing fails. 

We know that organizing a wedding is not an easy task. You have to choose a beautiful dress to identify with, prepare the very complicated guest tables, the catering, the menu, the music... And one of the most important aspects: the alliances, the physical representation of your union.

Wedding rings are bands that will remain with the couple for life. Therefore, if you have already made the decision to choose between matching or individual wedding rings (or not), you should know other aspects that will help you choose this highly appreciated jewel.

Differences between wedding band and engagement ring

The first thing you should know is its difference from engagement rings. The engagement ring is given before marriage, it is the proposal that represents the intention to marry, a symbol of the promise of future union. The wedding ring, on the other hand, is exchanged during the wedding and symbolizes the continued and future commitment of the marriage.

Who Gives the Wedding Rings?

In the context of a wedding, the question often arises as to who should take responsibility for giving away wedding rings. Traditionally, this task fell to the groom. However, over time, this custom has evolved and today the options are more flexible.

Although depending on individual preferences or family tradition, sometimes one of the two parties involved in the marriage is the one who decides to give the rings as a personal symbol of love, increasingly, the purchase is usually shared. It is common for both couples to participate in choosing and purchasing wedding rings, making this decision a reflection of commitment and equity in the relationship. It may also happen that the parents of the bride and groom, or witnesses, offer to purchase the wedding rings as a gesture of support and blessing. The important thing is that any decision is consensual, considering both the expectations and desires of both.

How to Choose Wedding Bands?

Selecting the perfect wedding bands may seem like a daunting task due to the variety of options available, but there are things you can consider before choosing one. Think that this is a very important choice, since it will stay with you forever.

The first thing you should keep in mind is that you should always choose the style that best represents your personality and, if you choose matching wedding rings, that of your partner. From classic to contemporary, wedding rings should reflect your individual taste.

You can also pay attention to the materials, so keep your budget in mind. Once this budget is established, you can choose from a variety of materials such as gold, platinum, palladium, or even titanium. The most common are usually gold wedding rings, like the ones we propose in our Nanna Folk store . It is very versatile, since gold has a multitude of tones capable of accompanying you.

Also think that wedding rings should be comfortable for daily use. Try different band styles to find the right one. Some people prefer a thin band, while others opt for a wider one. For example, our 18k round wedding band is thin, while other designs, like the classic gold one, are wider. You should even choose if you prefer a satin one , or better a matte one, without shine.

As a general rule, alliances are usually smooth. However, it is true that there are already couples who decide to add some additional detail, and many, although they prefer plain wedding rings, choose a more original option that represents both members of the couple as a metaphor, linked wedding rings. You can always add an internal engraving to any of them, such as the wedding date or your initials. Of course, make sure you get the correct measurement to avoid future adjustments.

Choosing wedding rings is a special moment that you should enjoy. Take your time doing it, never rush it. If you have any questions or need advice, at Nanna Folk we can meet with you and help you in your choice. We love accompanying you on those special appointments, so on our website we have several designs that can help you make the decision. If, on the other hand, you are thinking of something more personalized... Do not hesitate to contact us.