When it comes to customs, meanings, rules and etiquette we surely do have a lot of them. Some of us know their meanings and do know how to follow them while others make mistakes because of a lack of knowledge.
For this to not happen to you we decided to make this article and talk about at least one of those “rules”. When it comes to weddings, we all know that those are always beautiful, they have a huge meaning and are a turning point for many lives. This is where life gets serious and where you are no longer a single person responsible for yourself, but a couple that has to learn to live and breathe together, do things together and fight through life backing each other up.
Before we dive into rules, etiquettes and everything else regarding engagement rings, we want to divert you to engagement rings Manchester as the place where you can find some of the top quality and top-notch designed engagement rings.
Now that we have this covered, we want to start talking about some of the engagement ring etiquettes and divert your attention to a few things you might not have known. There are some things you can and can’t do with engagement rings and this is where you learn about them, today. Enjoy and read this carefully.
When it comes to buying an engagement ring there are several rules regarding this. Besides the fact that it has to be something your significant other will like; it needs to be up to a certain price. When buying an engagement ring, there is a rule of the sort that said that you need to spend at least 2 months’ salary on an engagement ring.
Thanks to the general state of everything this “rule” has been relaxed a bit regarding the price and this means that you need to buy the best you can afford without going bankrupt. You shouldn’t skimp on this by any means, but bare in mind that you need to buy something you can afford that will not ruin you, financially.
Do You Need to Have It for The Proposal?
Until lately there has been an etiquette where the engagement ring must be bought and brought to the proposal. It has been accepted as the standard and everyone did this. There are two approaches you can take here.
If your fiancée likes to drop hints as to what they like then you can go ahead and try to find something that meets those hints, while the other approach is to make your proposal nice and private and allow your fiancée to pick out her jewellery. This is something that most people like and this shouldn’t be anything out of the ordinary.
Which Is Which?
All of you probably know by now how to differentiate a wedding ring from an engagement ring. For those that do not know there is a general rule that says – a wedding ring is without stones and an engagement has stones. Or it was until recently.
As you can see times change and a lot of things change with that. The same goes for these “rules” and etiquettes. One thing is for sure and that is that size of the stone on one, or both of these rings does not have to equate to worth. Bigger rocks do not necessarily mean that more money was spent so don’t get easily fooled.
Do You Wear It to The Wedding?
The answer is pretty simple – you can and you don’t have to. There are two beliefs here and one of those days is that the bride shouldn’t wear her engagement ring down the aisle, while the other has a bit more sense and states that the bride should wear her engagement ring down the aisle but in the right hand instead on the left.
It is believed that an engagement ring is somewhat of a place to keep until the couple decides to tie the knot, which is why you should free your fourth finger on your left hand when the wedding day arrives.
Most people have issues with the placement of the wedding ring. Depending on where you originate from and which faith you belong to you either wear your wedding ring on the fourth finger of your left or right hand.
There are exceptions where lefthanders started switching hands, but there is nothing that says that is forbidden or bad, so wear it where you feel most comfortable. Some people work with their hands most of the time and the ring gets in the way which is why they usually wear it on a chain around their neck.
Now, this is another thing that is debatable and subject to personal preference, but wedding rings usually are made out of gold, regular or white. Most people opt for this and it has been like this for ages. Now those that have certain issues with gold can have their ones made out of something else to prevent whatever is aching them.
Should Be the Same
Engagement rings and wedding rings should be made out of the same metal is another “rule” if you like and the reason for that is the fact that a stronger metal will, over time, wear away the weaker metal especially if you wear both of your rings on the same hand.
OK, this is pretty much what we managed to dig out that has some sense to it. there are plenty more rules, etiquettes and other stuff regarding this but most of them are outdated and meaningless and some of them are, frankly, stupid. Times change and we change with them. This means rules and etiquette as well should change and get updated with time.
To all of you that are planning to get hitched, we support you all the way. We hope you find or have found your happiness with a person that will be with you till death do you part. Best of luck and all the best.