Everything about getting married is expensive. First, there's an engagement ring to buy. Then, there's a wedding to pay for and the cost of a wedding band.
If you've already spent a lot on your engagement, then you're probably hoping to save when it comes to your wedding. And, an easy way to save is to get a great deal on your wedding band.
This is a ring that you'll be wearing forever, so you want it to be nice. With that said, though, there are many things you can do to get a great ring while still cutting costs as much as possible.
Do Something Different
When most people purchase wedding bands, they purchase simple gold bands. As such, it makes sense that these classic wedding rings tend to be the most expensive.
If you do something a little different, though, you can often find a ring that's unique and special, as well as affordably priced. Rings in other colors, for example, tend to be more affordable. You can also save money if you have a unique design, like cutouts on the band.
If you're not fully set on something traditional, look at different options. Chances are, you'll find something you love at half the price.
Shop The Sales
Different jewelers offer sales at various times. And, if you play your cards right, you can often get a high-value band priced much lower. Check in with your local jeweler or an online jeweler you like. If you do this regularly enough, you'll eventually come across a sale. Or, you can simply ask your jeweler about when different merchandise goes on sale.
Remember, too, that some holidays, like Valentine's Day or Mother's Day, tend to be common times for jewelry sales, so keep your eyes peeled for great deals especially during these times.
If you're still having trouble finding a wedding band in your budget, then consider taking a ring you already have and asking your jeweler to update it. Sometimes, simple rings can easily be embellished with engravings, small stones, or other features to make them look a lot nicer. Plus, paying for upgrades is much cheaper than buying a whole new band.
Remember, at the end of the day, it's not the price of the band that matters. It's the love between you and your partner and the commitment you're making. So, with that said, it's perfectly fine to save as much money as possible on your wedding band.