O.K. so all the excitement of your engagement has passed and now you are very, very busy organising your wedding. As all couples know, this can be quite a stressful time. You want your very special day to be memorable for all the right reasons – not for things going wrong! Of course part of a wedding is exchanging wedding bands. A wedding wouldn’t be quite the same without them…so you need to get organised!
Generally most couples get married about a year after their engagement. It is quite a lot of time to plan your wedding, but that time flies! Many couples ask us when they should organise their wedding bands and how much time they need to allow for them to be made. This really depends on the time of year that you plan to marry.
The months leading up to Christmas are one of the busiest times of year for a manufacturing jeweller such as Ellissi. We are very, very busy making both engagement rings and wedding rings. Many of our clients become engaged and get married over the Christmas break.
After Christmas is also very busy as the summer months are a popular time to get married. So, if you are planning to marry any time from September through to March, it is a good idea to decide on the design of your wedding rings at least four to five months before your wedding date. Due to the holiday break, if you are getting married in January, we really need to have the rings made before December. It would be best to organise them by September at the latest.
Once you have settled upon the design of your wedding rings, and have ordered them, you can sit back and relax! We generally make wedding bands so that they are ready around two to three weeks before your wedding. If you would like some design ideas, have a look at our wedding rings page. This is just a small selection of the range that we have for you to look at. Feel free to contact us if you would like to make an appointment to try on some wedding rings.
Final Fitting of Your Wedding Bands
Once they are made, it is a good idea to come in for a fitting of your bands. We find that many couples gain or lose weight in the lead up to their wedding. We often have to re-size wedding rings. It is best if you come in a week or two before your wedding for this fitting. That way we are close to your wedding date, so hopefully your weight won’t change again. This gives us plenty of time to make any adjustments to the size, if that is required. You can leave your wedding bands with us until closer to the wedding, if you like. When you come in to collect your wedding rings, we usually give your engagement ring a complimentary clean and polish. This is so that both rings are looking fab for the big day.
That’s it! Wedding sorted.