How To Choose Your Wedding Ring Size

When it comes to your upcoming wedding, you’ve already chosen the spouse that’s just right for you. However, there’s another important choice you’ll want to make… a wedding ring size that’s just right for you too!

Sizing your ring finger may not rank high on your to-do list right away, but it should be. Hastily measuring your finger at the last minute without taking the proper steps first could cause you to end up with a wedding ring too big or too small for you. Finding out you have an ill-fitting ring right before your big day is an unnecessary source of stress you just don’t need.

If you’re wondering, “How should I fit a ring?”, here are the steps you need to ensure you find the perfect size.

  1. Decide What Finger You Need to Size

Traditionally, the wedding ring has been worn on the ring finger (the finger adjacent to the pinky) of the left hand. The traditional explanation for the choice of the left hand is that it’s the closest hand to your heart. Although this is the finger that most people will want to size, make sure you’ve decided this before you continue.

2. Measure Your Finger at the Right Time

When it comes to finding the perfect wedding ring size, it’s not simply an issue of how, but it’s also an issue of when. The reason? Your ring size can vary during the day for a number of reasons, causing you to end up with a wedding ring too big or a wedding ring too small. Keep in mind,

Your fingers will typically shrink slightly in cold weather.

Your fingers will typically swell in warm, humid weather.

Your fingers can swell due to a strenuous workout.

Your fingers can swell due to an excess of sodium intake.

To get the perfect measurement, avoid eating salty foods for several hours. Make sure you’ve been indoors and have been in a room-temperature environment for several hours. This will help ensure that you have the most accurate fit possible.

3. Sizing With Another Ring

If you already own rings (such as your lab-grown diamond engagement ring) or have the ability to borrow some rings, the easiest way to find your ring size is to use them as guides. Slip each of them on and off of your finger until you find the ring that glides over your knuckle cleanly and sits on your finger without spinning. When you’ve found the ring that’s most comfortable, use our handy sizing chart to match the shape of the ring with its corresponding size. Presto! You’ve found your wedding ring size. It couldn’t be easier!

4. Take Your Own Measurements

Yet, how do you find the perfect fit if you don’t have another ring to serve as a reference? You can actually use a thin strip of paper as a reference. Wrap the paper around the desired finger below the knuckle, taking care not to wrap it tightly. Now, measure the paper in millimeters, and use the above chart to find your size. Although some people find measuring their finger with string is a bit simpler, we’ve found that it’s not as accurate, yielding a wedding ring that can be too big or a wedding ring that can be too small.

5. Visit Your Local Jewelry Repair Shop

Are you still nervous about sizing your own finger? We understand! You can always go to a local jewelry repair shop and ask if you can use their ring sizer. This process will take only a minute or two, and the trip may give you the peace of mind that you’ve chosen the correct wedding ring size.

Did you know that most jewelry stores only carry two ring sizes—7 for women and 10 for men? This means that most likely your ring will end up having to be resized, adding additional cost and extra effort to your purchase.

Top 5 Selfcare Preparations For Your Wedding Day

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A wedding is one of the most important days of your life. Everyone wants to look good and glowing on their wedding day and that’s why so many women spend so much time and money on hairdressers and beauticians as a part of their preparations for the big day. However, there are ways to improve and nourish your beauty o+n your own and be well prepared even long before your wedding. Unless you and your fiance plan to elope, you will probably have all the reservations made long before, so you have enough time to start practicing some beauty routine months before your wedding day.  Let’s mention some of those instructions. 

Stay hydrated

Hydration is a basic step when it comes to self-care. Don’t drink water only when you feel thirsty, make it a routine and make your daily intake of water around 8-10 glasses for optimal hydration. Good hydration will make your skin moisturized and without the dark circles around the eyes. Other than water, there are other healthy drinks, like herbal tea, green or black tea, and natural juices. This will boost your energy from the beginning of the day and make you more willing to exercise, go to work, or do any other activity. 

Moisturize your skin

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This advice applies both to your face and your body. Skin beauty routine is maybe one of the most important ones. Avoid too much sun or tanning salons. If you want to be tanned for your special day, there are alternatives like spray tanning. It would be good if you visited a dermatologist if you have some skin issue because poking your zits might cause more damage to your skin. In case you have regular skin, a common beauty routine will do the work. There are plenty of self-care products you can use, like face scrubs, body scrubs, serums, body lotions, etc. Some artisan soap bars can be much better for your skin than aggressive douche gels. Extra tip: don’t forget your cleavage, nails, and hair. 

Eat well

You shouldn’t be obsessed to lose weight or anything, but if you want to take extra care and maybe lose a few pounds, there are diet tips that work for anybody. Don’t make the mistake of eating processed or canned food just because you´re too busy with the wedding preparations. Eat fresh food, fruit, vegetables, lean protein, healthy fat, whole grains…Sugar and starch are your enemies do reduce their intake to the minimum. Don’t make it complicated with some exotic food or unfamiliar ingredients. Eat what you normally eat, just avoid the unhealthy stuff like sweets, alcohol, or junk food. Combined with regular exercise it will bring you the best results.                                                                                         

Sleep well and meditate

A good nap is the best thing you can do to rest, so try to avoid using the phone or other devices before going to bed. Sleeping is better than stressing about the wedding preparations and it will give you more energy so you will be able to do more stuff in less time. 

Meditation is a powerful way of finding inner peace and as a beginner, you are not expected to have long sessions but a couple of minutes is good for preparing for the rough day at work. If you start your day with a couple of minutes of meditation sessions, you may lower your stress levels which is beneficial for your health and thus, for your beauty as well. 

Exercise regularly

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The best thing you can do to get toxins out of your system is to have good and regular sessions of exercise. Whether you do it in a gym, outdoors, or your home, the effects are beneficial in many ways. Your body will be toned, your skin will be more glowing since all the toxins will be out through sweating and you will be more energetic. Also, it relieves stress, so if the preparation of the wedding sometimes feels overwhelming, make it to the gym and you will feel better. The fact that your wedding dress will look so good on your toned body is enough to make you feel better. In case you prefer a home workout, there are plenty of videos for brides-to-be. Explore and find what suits you best and remember not to take it as another task, but try to fully enjoy it. 

A wedding and its preparation should be fun. Try to make it that way and enjoy it all the way. Although it can be stressful, it is also one of the happiest events you will participate in. These tips are here to help you make the stress and all the hassle as low as possible. Take your time and do all the necessary things at a slower pace so you can avoid the exaggerated preparation a few days before. You will already be toned, healthy, radiant, and with glowing skin thanks to these self-care ins

For Tradition’s Sake? Nontraditional Wedding Trends Today

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For Tradition’s Sake? Nontraditional Wedding Trends Today

Weddings are often steeped in tradition from the Victorian era and beyond. Today’s traditional weddings still feature things like white bridal gowns and diamond rings. But, many brides and grooms are opting to step outside the box and try different things when it comes to their big day.

The very act of having a wedding is a way to celebrate two people coming together for a lifetime commitment. That’s a tradition that will never change, and one that has been around long before the Victorian era.

But, the celebration itself has adapted over time. From small ceremonies to parties that last all night, wedding trends come and go, but some seem to stick around longer than others. While we could certainly talk about some of the traditions that have stood the test of time, it’s also fun to see how weddings have evolved over the years.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at some nontraditional wedding trends today, and how some traditions are okay to break.

It’s A Nice Day for a … Non-White Wedding?

Billy Idol may have been speaking to tradition when he sang about a white wedding, but nowadays, many brides are going the nontraditional route with their dresses. Throughout the 20th century, the white wedding dress was a symbol of virtue and purity. It represented a lifelong commitment to one person, so much so that the dress itself often became the star of every wedding.

Today, some of those stigmas and stereotypes have passed. Now, brides are breaking tradition with the colors and styles of their dresses. Millennial brides are taking the reins on this trend. Nonwhite dresses are available almost everywhere. They offer a way to save money and be unique. Some brides are ditching the dress altogether and opting for pantsuits and rompers.

Colorful weddings are becoming more popular than ever as stark white is fading into the background. It’s not just the dresses that are changing, it’s the overall color scheme. Some of the most popular wedding colors this season include:

  • Dark blue
  • Champagne
  • Gold and white
  • Burgundy
  • Pink
  • Dark gray
  • Green

By choosing a wedding dress that isn’t white, brides can create a whole color palette for their wedding that all fits together rather than standing out from everything else. For many women, having that playful pop of color is a great way to express themselves on their special day.

Ditching the Diamonds

Diamond rings are still a popular choice for engagement rings and wedding bands. That’s a tradition that’s likely to never go away. But, some couples are exploring different jewelry options, and it’s becoming quite the trend. Diamond ring alternatives can often be more affordable. But, they’re also more unique and can showcase your personality. Some of the most popular diamond alternatives are:

  • Sapphires
  • Aquamarine
  • Morganite
  • Ruby
  • Amethyst

Some sustainable-minded couples have even started to opt for more eco-friendly ring options, like bands made of stainless steel, wood, or recycled materials. The days of needing a flashy ring to show off are over as environmental concerns become more important. Thankfully, many of these alternatives are just as beautiful as any diamond, and by being a bit nontraditional in your selection, the jewelry can feel more personal and intimate.

WiFi Weddings

Obviously, Zoom gatherings weren’t a thing in the Victorian era. But, in the age of COVID-19, they have become a way of life. Throughout the pandemic, many couples opted for virtual weddings so family members and friends could safely “attend” online. Some still held small ceremonies while others got married in their own homes with family and friends watching via video.

Even now, as things are starting to go back to normal, online platforms have become a more permanent option for weddings. It’s likely a trend that is here to stay as long as technology keeps advancing.

Why?

It’s not uncommon for families to live in different parts of the country – or the world. It can be difficult (and expensive) to bring everyone together in one place.

By using an online platform and giving everyone a link, you can “stream” your wedding for those who can’t be there in person. Doing so allows them to take part in your event from the comfort of their own home. You can get as creative as you’d like with virtual ceremonies and celebrations, inviting your digital guests to eat with you, or even having a “digital dance party” by playing the same song and having everyone dance in front of their cameras.

Wedding trends will continue to change and adapt over time. While some traditions will undoubtedly continue to stick around, breaking away from certain things doesn’t have to be a “faux pax” in any way. After all, at the heart of every wedding is a couple wanting to celebrate their love, and there are countless ways to do that.

A Wedding Cake Fit For A Princess & Batman?

Here is a wedding cake photo I found on the internet and wanted to share. The source is unknown but the idea and work is so great. An elegant wedding cake design on one side and Batman on the other. A great way to express the personalities and likes of the bride and groom and done with such style. Cake is done in fondant and looks really cool.

Guide For Men For Styling Their Rings

 

If you are someone who loves to wear rings other than only your wedding band, you must consider styling them properly. You need to understand that rings are responsible for sending messages to the person who is in front of you, as stated by www.artofmanliness.com. Men normally wear finger rings for signaling status, commitment, association, and wealth. Given below is a list of the symbols associated with the various fingers and the common types of rings that men should wear.

The little finger

This is undoubtedly a primary choice for men who are interested in wearing statement rings. Little fingers are known to have several advantages. Firstly, there is nothing religious and cultural associated with this finger. However, men prefer wearing family crests on this finger. The second advantage is that when you consider wearing a ring on your little finger, it is not going to interfere with the daily activities that you are performing. You can consider wearing delicate and light rings on the pinky finger to create a fashionable statement.

The ring finger

You already know that the ring finger is for wearing wedding bands and engagement rings. All men prefer going for simple rings when they are choosing their wedding rings. The reason behind this is that it was considered that this finger has a single unbroken artery, which leads right to the heart. It is responsible for signifying an eternal bond. However, people who are not engaged or married also prefer wearing rings on the ring finger. In this situation, they prefer wearing bold statement rings, which will help in accentuating their entire look.

The middle finger

The middle finger is the largest and boldest finger. Most commonly, men do not like wearing rings on their middle fingers because this finger can interfere with the pointer finger and cause hindrance to several manual tasks. However, if you are at all interested in wearing a ring on this finger, it is suggested that you wear something comfortable and light so that it does not interfere with your regular activities. The middle finger is also responsible for symbolizing balance, structure, and conscience. This finger is also associated with the planet Saturn. The metal of Saturn is lead and hence, you should opt for simple and gray metals for your middle finger.

The pointer finger

Men have an instinct of keeping this finger free from rings because this finger is used the most for daily tasks. However, it is important to understand that wearing a ring on this finger does not interfere with the tasks. The index finger can be used for fraternal rings, membership and family crests, and class rings. Wearing a ring on this finger symbolizes authority, power, and leadership. You can also visit TungstenRings.com if you prefer wearing tungsten rings.

The thumb

The thumb is the best choice for men who are interested in wearing rings. When you are wearing a ring on your thumb, it helps in creating a bold look. Make sure that you are only choosing the thumb rings for your thumb.

Conclusion

Men can wear rings and look fashionable. However, it is important to understand which ring should be worn on which finger. Consider the list of tips that have been mentioned above so that you can look fashionable with the rings that you wear.