If you are hoping to have a wedding abroad, you have a lot of things to worry about beyond typical wedding preparations. Hosting a ceremony in a foreign environment involves a great deal more preparation on your part, so the process can be a bit overwhelming at times, thanks God there are Wedding Planners :). Though, some couples even worry about actually getting their wedding rings abroad! Fortunately, this isn’t something you need to be concerned with. You can either make sure that your rings are in hand well in advance, or even have them sent from a site directly to you abroad. Whatever you decide, there are ways of making sure that wedding rings don’t become a last minute concern; however, selecting your rings may actually be a bit of a process in and of itself, so you may want to allow extra time.
Not too long ago, what your wedding bands would look and feel like was something of a foregone conclusion. Basic, straightforward gold bands were generally the standard, and you were expected to match your ring to your partner’s. However, wedding rings actually move in trends, just like other elements of fashion or jewelry. So, before you and your partner select your rings, you may want to go over some of the latest trends and make sure that you’re picking selections that you like personally. Here are a few brief words on some of these trends.
- One noteworthy trend that specifically stands out as modern is picking a ring independent of your partner’s. Of course, you may want the two to match in some ways, or at least to look good next to each other, but it is no longer a “rule” that the rings must be exactly complimentary. Instead, more and more couples are picking out rings individually to express themselves, which allows for a bit more creativity and individuality.
- Bands known as “eternity rings” are also becoming increasingly popular among brides. These wedding bands are set with stones all the way around – typically diamonds, though other stones are also used in some cases. Diamond set rings are very appealing to a lot of women, and can also be very nice compliments to engagement rings featuring diamonds.
- Finally, alternative materials are also quite common these days, particularly among men. Not only are gold-colored rings often more expensive, but they are a bit more elegant and more easily tarnished. So, people who plan on wearing their rings often sometimes tend to opt for other metals that are a bit more casual (though still very nice) and durable. These days, there is a large variety of different metals available for you to choose from, and because the metal impacts the appearance and feel of your ring, this may be the most important choice you make.