Your Wedding is the most important day of your life and you want to get the theme right. If you want something a bit understated that won’t take over your day, then having a vintage theme for the wedding is perfect. This theme is simple to do and you can apply the theme to many aspects your your day. You can have vintage cars, dresses, wedding cakes and invitations. But there is something more important to theme, something that you will wear for the rest of your life – the wedding rings.
Choosing the Engagement Ring
If you already know that your future fiancé wants a vintage wedding, then you can plan ahead and keep the engagement ring in the style of the wedding. Buying vintage engagement rings can be a bit tricky. Where do you get them from? If you go into a regular jewelers then they might not have vintage, they may only have the latest styles or whatever is in fashion right now.
A good tip is to go to local jewelers or pawnbrokers, just to have a look and see what styles they have. These types of jewelers tend to stock second hand pieces that may fit the theme you are looking for. Keep your eye out for rings with thin patterned bands with a small diamond or rings with thin bands that transform into a thicker enclosing that displays a big colored diamond. Those styles all fit in the vintage theme.
Buying the right Wedding Rings
With a vintage themed wedding you have the option of buying vintage wedding bands. Having this type of wedding ring will make sure you stand out from the crowd. They are very understated pieces and can be quite beautiful. You have a few choices to choose from. Vintage rings tend to be two toned with patterns adorning the middle of the rings, so make sure you are both happy with this style of ring. You can choose the thickness of the rings as vintage styled pieces come in all different thicknesses. You also have the option of engraving the rings. Think about this very carefully as this can make or break the ring. Consider having a simple message and choose a font that fits in with the theme. Having a vintage ring with a futuristic font is going to look silly.
Having a vintage themed wedding can save you a lot of money when it comes to ring styles. Vintage rings tend to be a lot cheaper because they aren’t made with today’s expensive settings or gold plating. They are made with elements from the past which are a lot cheaper. The type of diamond is cheaper as well. Not to say that cheaper is necessarily bad. If you buy second hand, you could pay less for a higher grade of diamond. Some people have used rings that are family heirlooms and when they have gotten them insured or graded, they have come to find that their rings are antiques and worth a lot of money. ApplesfoGold.com can give you some ideas of what to look for.
Getting the wedding rings right is very important to a wedding. It is important that they fit in with the theme and that they are practical because you are going to be wearing them for the rest of your life. Just make sure you take your time and wait until you find the perfect ring. Don’t settle for something you don’t like.