If your soon-to-be spouse has already proposed and given you an engagement ring, then you might be wondering when it will be time to start looking for a wedding band. It's not a bad idea to go and look at wedding bands yourself once you have received your engagement ring; this can be a good idea for these reasons and more.
You Can Make Sure it Fits Properly
First of all, it is probably really important to you for your wedding band — and your engagement ring —to fit you properly. If your ring is too big, then it might be loose, and it will be more prone to fall off. If it's too small, then it can be uncomfortable and can even cut off the blood circulation in your finger. Going and shopping for your own wedding band can be a good way to make sure that you choose a band that fits properly. This could be a good time for you to have your engagement ring re-sized as well if needed.
You Can Make Sure It Looks Good With Your Engagement Ring
You don't necessarily have to choose a wedding band that matches your engagement ring. However, you will probably at least want to make sure that your wedding band looks nice alongside your engagement ring. It will be easier for you to find a wedding band that looks good with your engagement ring if you are already wearing your engagement ring when you go to the jewelry store to start looking at wedding bands.
You Can Pick a Matching Band for Your Spouse
If you go shopping for your wedding band after you receive your engagement ring, it will be a good time for you to start looking for a wedding band that might be suitable for your spouse. In fact, you can even look for matching bands, which is something that many couples like to do. In some cases, matching wedding bands are sold together in a set; not only is this a good way to make sure that your rings are cohesive, but it might be a good way for you to save a little bit of money on your wedding bands, too.
Different people do things in different ways when it comes to buying wedding bands. However, in many cases, it's a good idea to start shopping for your own wedding band after you receive your engagement ring. This might be the route that you will want to take when shopping for your wedding band for the reasons above and more.