Wedding Tips & Advice

How Much Does the Ring Matter?

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One of the main symbols of marriage is the wedding bands worn by both the bride and groom. As couples go shopping to select a wedding ring as they get engaged and prepare for their wedding, it’s important to give it the thought and meaning. As you prepare to become one with your significant other, you’ll need to ask yourself how much the ring matters.

Part of Tradition

The ring symbolizes the love that is shared between the bride and groom and is considered to have a high value because it’s worn for a lifetime. Wedding rings have a long history full of symbolism and meaning. Rings are often closely tied to families and are extremely symbolic of the wedding and vows that are exchanged. A wedding is about the family, as well as the people involved. For a traditionalist, it’s essential to select the ring carefully.

Keeping it in the Family

Many people choose to select a wedding ring that can remain in their family and be passed down to future generations as an heirloom. Couples often choose to purchase wedding bands that symbolize their commitment to one another and can be worn by their children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren. By keeping it in the family, it’s more than jewelry that is only worn for one person— it’s also a lasting legacy for your loved ones.

What Does it Mean to You?

Choosing a wedding ring should ultimately be a reminder that the wedding day is about binding two people together. The style of the ring is a minor component of what the bands ultimately represent. However, it’s still important to select wedding jewelry that matches the style of both you and your spouse to ensure that you appreciate its design and the thought behind its selection for years to come. You may prefer a traditional solitaire ring, a modern wedding band or an eclectic design, but the important thing is that the rings symbolize the love and commitment between yourself and your husband or wife.

Knowing the significance of wedding rings and how they are used to represent the love that two people share can enhance the quality of the relationship and make it a special memory when exchanging the bands. By giving careful thought to why the ring matters, it can become more than a status symbol or a beautiful jewelry item and can work as a reminder of the bond that you share.

Once the ring is out of the way, you can focus on finding the perfect photographer. For all your wedding photography needs, let Luma Weddings be there for you!