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How to Choose the Right Wedding Bands for Your Spring Wedding

Spring is a beautiful and popular time for weddings, with its blooming flowers, warmer weather, and overall sense of new life. As you plan your spring wedding, one crucial aspect that often gets overlooked is choosing the right wedding bands. While the wedding dress and venue may be at the top of your list, don’t underestimate the significance of selecting the perfect wedding bands. After all, these rings will be with you for the rest of your married lives.

In this blog, we will discuss how to choose the right wedding bands for your spring wedding and why it is essential to pay attention to this small but important aspect.


Consider Your Budget

First and foremost, it is important to consider your budget when choosing wedding bands. Setting a budget will help you narrow down your options and prevent overspending. Weddings can be expensive and every aspect of it, including the bands, should be carefully planned to avoid going over budget. You should discuss your budget with your partner and decide on a realistic amount that you are comfortable spending on your bands.

There are several factors that can affect the cost of wedding bands. The material, design and brand are some of the main factors. The most common materials used for wedding bands are gold, silver, and platinum. The higher the quality and purity of the material, the more expensive the bands will be. The design of the bands can also affect the cost, with intricate and unique designs typically costing more. Additionally, well-known, and reputable brands often have higher price points compared to lesser-known brands.

To stay within your budget, it is important to be mindful of these factors and make some compromises if necessary. You can consider opting for a simpler design or choosing a less expensive material to save some money. It is also worth considering purchasing wedding bands from a reputable jeweller.

Another useful tip for staying within budget is to start shopping for wedding bands early. Rushing to find the perfect bands at the last minute can lead to impulse purchases and overspending. You can also consider buying wedding bands during off-peak seasons or taking advantage of sales and discounts.


Determine Your Style

The next step in choosing the right wedding bands is to determine your own style as a couple. There are various types of wedding bands available, such as traditional, modern, and unique. Traditional bands are classic and timeless, often featuring a simple and clean design. On the other hand, modern bands tend to be more contemporary and may incorporate intricate designs or alternative brushed metals. Unique bands can range from vintage-inspired to unconventional styles, such as wood or mixed metals. When deciding on a style, it’s essential to consider the bride and groom’s personal style and preferences.

You should also consider whether you want matching or coordinating wedding bands. Matching bands are identical, while coordinating bands complement each other but have distinct designs. Matching bands can symbolise unity, while coordinating bands allow each partner to express their individuality. It’s essential to discuss this with your partner and decide which option best represents your relationship.

Personalisation and Customisation

When it comes to personalisation and customisation, the options are endless. Customising your wedding bands allows you to create a design that is unique to your relationship and reflects your personalities. It also gives you the opportunity to incorporate sentimental elements, such as birthstones or a special message engraved inside the band. You can also choose to have your wedding date or initials engraved on the outside of the ring, making it even more special and meaningful.

There are many ways to personalise your wedding bands, so it’s important to discuss your ideas with a professional jeweller. At McGowans, we can guide you through the customisation process and offer suggestions based on your preferences and budget. It’s also a good idea to start the process early, as customising wedding bands can take some time. Pop into our store, or contact us at to find out more about our personalisation services to make your set of bands extra special.


Consider the Engagement Ring

Before diving into the different factors to consider, it’s important to take a moment to think about your engagement ring. If you have an engagement ring, you’ll want to make sure that your wedding band complements it. This can be done by choosing a band that matches the style, metal, and overall look of your engagement ring. Alternatively, you can choose a band that enhances your engagement ring, such as a curved band that fits around a solitaire diamond. For brides without an engagement ring, there are still plenty of options to choose from. You can opt for a traditional wedding band or choose a more unique design, such as a stackable band or a band with gemstones.


Don’t Forget Comfort and Practicality

Comfort and practicality should also be top considerations when choosing wedding bands. These rings will be worn every day, so it’s important to choose bands that are comfortable and practical for everyday wear. Consider the width and weight of the bands, as well as any potential allergies to certain metals. Additionally, think about the practicality of the bands for long-term use. Will they be able to withstand daily wear and tear? Will they still be stylish and in good condition years down the line?

Do your Research

At McGowans, we understand that choosing the perfect wedding bands is a significant decision. That’s why our knowledgeable staff are here to assist you every step of the way. Whether you’re exploring our small collection online or visiting us in person for the full range, our team is ready to provide personalised recommendations tailored to your preferences and budget. With our expertise and guidance, finding the perfect wedding bands has never been easier.



We are dedicated to helping you discover a ring that speaks to your personality. Visit our store at 4 and 41 Argyll Arcade or browse our website to explore our exquisite collection of vintage rings and discover how we can personalise your wedding jewellery. We have an extended collection of vintage and second hand items in our stores, and only a select amount online, so if you have an idea of what you are after but can’t see it on our website then make sure to visit us in Glasgow.

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