“I really do have the best job”
WITH such a diverse range of choice on offer, choosing the perfect wedding rings can often seem daunting.
Here are a few things to keep in mind while shopping for one of the most important pieces of jewellery you’ll ever purchase!
Decide on the colour first, do you want gold, rose gold, platinum or something with a little extra sparkle containing diamonds or gemstones? Do you want your wedding ring to be the same metal as your engagement ring?
If you have a very unique or ornate engagement ring you might want to keep the wedding band simple so it doesn’t detract from it.
Many couples opt to buy their engagement and wedding bands together with many wedding rings custom made to fit around the engagement ring.
Make sure you choose a ring that suits your lifestyle, if you have a very busy and active lifestyle playing sport or music then a slimmer ring with rounded edges might be the best choice for you.
If you work with your hands a lot you may want to avoid parge, protruding gemsetones that can come loose or trap dirt easily.
You should also consider whether you want yours and your partners rings to match.
Give yourselves at least two to three months before the wedding date to ring shop. You’ll need this time to browse, research prices and revisit rings that catch your eye. If you have your heart set on a custom ring, you’ll probably need even more time. And keep in mind: Extras, like engraving, can take up to one month.
Finally, one of the most important things to consider is the price. Set a budget before you start shopping and try to stick to it within reason. SHELLEY O Shea is an accredited wedding celebrant with the IIOC. Shelley says ‘I really do have the best job!
When I tell people I am a celebrant the first two questions I’m usually asked is why I chose this job and what is a celebrant? The answers are simple.’
‘As a celebrant it’s your day your way, there are no rules, I work with the couple to make sure we celebrate their special day the way they want. I am totally respectful of all religions, races and gender. Love is Love. You get to have full control of what goes into your big day. I am willing to travel to perform your ceremony seven days a week in the venue of your choice. Why I chose this job ... I Love Love and the magic of it all.’ For further information call Shelley on T 086 1032785 or email: os[email protected]