Hiya!

posted 3 years ago in Weddingbee
Post # 3
Member
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Welcome to the Bee! 🙂 And it is definitely exciting that you and your boyfriend are looking around at rings and wedding ideas – congratulations! Hope you find some fun ideas around here (I know I found it helpful when I was starting to figure out what I wanted from my wedding because I was totally clueless at the beginning)!

Post # 4
Member
5087 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Hiya! Welcome to the Hive. The waiting boards will be your best friend. The waiting list is a good place to start. Have fun! 

If I can help at all. Give me a pm. 

Post # 6
Member
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Thatonegirl171:  Haha – exactly the same thing happened to me! I honestly had to go to several shops to try on rings because I had no idea what sort of thing I liked. Funnily enough, the things I vaguely thought I would like (large, flowery and ornate) were exactly the opposite of what I liked on my finger. Same for wedding dresses – I went in thinking “anything but strapless” and then when I tried on a strapless dress decided it worked really well! I guess you just don’t know until you try…

Post # 8
Member
511 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Thatonegirl171:  The great thing about wedding dresses is that they are designed really well and can be gorgeous and flattering on just about anyone! Seriously, wedding dress shopping was just about the most fun ever, and I’m usually pretty shy about wearing girly dresses like that! Trust me, you will find your perfect dress and it will look amazing. 🙂 Just remember not to get pressured to buy something too early, because lots of people change their mind about dresses over time. Try on plenty of things before making a final decision.

I ended up getting a stunning platinum and moissanite ring – mainly because I am worried I’m going to lose my ring so I’m scared to have thousands of dollars on my finger! My mother lost her ring so I guess that made me extra paranoid, heh.

Post # 10
Hostess
11469 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@Thatonegirl171:  Welcome! There is loads of fun things to discuss when you are waiting. Glad you are here. 🙂

Post # 14
Member
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Greenbrier Country Club

Hiya back at ya.
Just a warning, this site is addicting. You have been warned.
🙂

Post # 15
Member
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Welcome to “the Hive”

Agree with the other Bee who said the WAITING BOARD will be your best friend in your current situation.  Lots of great gals over there… many of us began our adventure on WBee by posting there.

Take some time, and cruise around the Website… there are infact a lot of fabulous Boards… some about weddings some not (NWR = Not Wedding Related)

Something for everyone, which is why soooo many of us who are now married have decided to stay on and participate in this on-line community

As for Rings…

My BEST ADVICE…

Do a lot of reading & research, the RING BOARD here on WBee is a fabulous spot to start no matter what type of gemstone you might be interested in.

IF you do decide to go the Diamond Route… do 2x as much reading / research.  There is a lot to be learned about those tiny sparkles.  One of my favourite websites for learning about them is Blue Nile and their Education Pages.

The more you know about Diamonds the better *… otherwise it is very very easy to pay too much or end up with a ring / stone that isn’t all that

* There are the 4Cs that everyone talks about – CARAT – CUT (Quality & Shape) – COLOUR – and CLARITY.  But there are also the ones they don’t discuss… which can be just as important… CERTIFICATION – CONFLICT FREE / CANADIAN – COMFORT – and COST as well as the Ss… SETTING & STYLE

The trick is finding the right combo for yourself and your Fiance (which is probably why more and more Couples are choosing to shop together now… in so much as 4 eyes are better than 2, and you can bounce ideas / impressions off of each other… and hopefully avoid any pitfalls and the unscrupulous “pressure selling” techniques which are rampant in the Jewellery Industry… particularly so with Chain Stores)

And my last bit of good advice…

GO TRY RINGS ON.  Try lots of rings on.  Get a feel for what you like and don’t like.  Just like clothes there are 1000s and 1000s of different styles, and just like not every pair of jeans looks great on every gal.. so it is with rings.  Not every ring is going to be the same, or suit every woman.  We all have different hands.  You may as well spend several hours looking and trying on things to see what you like, than pick out something you’ve seen a PHOTO of just to be disappointed with it in real life.  (too many posts like that on WBee).

No matter which way you and your BF work out the Ring, Proposal, etc… it cannot hurt to be informed consumers.  In the end you’ll be more likely to end up with something YOU BOTH LOVE… and will be both a symbol of your LOVE and the future, and the many years you’ll proudly own the ring no matter what you choose.

Hope this helps,

 

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