“I re­ally do have the best job”

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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]

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