How early is too early to buy wedding bands?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: How far before the wedding did you buy your wedding bands?
    9+ months : (13 votes)
    28 %
    6-8 months : (8 votes)
    17 %
    4-5 months : (11 votes)
    24 %
    2-3 months : (13 votes)
    28 %
    1 month : (1 votes)
    2 %
    We procrastinated until the last moment : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    900 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @S.Elizabeth.G:  We’re 3 weeks away and FI just got his!

    I bought mine about 3 months before the wedding date

    Post # 4
    Member
    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    My FI bought mine at the same time he bought my ering. I bought his right away too. I’m not sure if it’s a good thing to get them right away because I really want to wear it already. The temptation is so bad!

    Post # 5
    Member
    6866 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    I bought mine last week (a little less than 2 months to the wedding) and we bought FI’s probably 2 months ago, so 4 months before. 

    If you decide you want something custom made keep in mind it takes 6-8 weeks sometimes. My wedding bands aren’t “custom” but they are being made just for me; one is estimated to take 3 weeks and the other 2 weeks.

    Post # 6
    Member
    275 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    Well we literally bought my ring and both our bands on the same day! I don’t think there is such a thing as too early. If you find the one you like, lock it down! Just like your fiance 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    2741 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @S.Elizabeth.G:  The wedding is March 15, and we bought my band in November and his band in December.

    Post # 8
    Member
    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    @S.Elizabeth.G:  we got our rings about 17 months early! We went browsing at jewelery shops for fun, and I found the perfect ring. I didn’t want to risk it not being available when it got closer to the wedding, so we bought it! (and my FI’s) It’s nice because now we’ve already paid for the rings and we don’t have to spend all that money when it’s closer to the wedding…unfortunately my gorgeous band is sitting around in my apartment taunting me! lol

    Post # 9
    Member
    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I can’t imagine there being a ‘too early.’  It’s not like they go bad.

    Post # 10
    Member
    128 posts
    Blushing bee

    We have been engaged for almost 2 yrs and are getting married in 5 months.  From my experience, all the wedding costs seem to start stacking up during the last few months so if you could find your bands earlier and spread out the cost, it’s a great idea!

    Post # 11
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    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We just got ours, with about 3 months to go.

    But as Duncan said, they dont go bad, so I dont see how it could be too early.

    Post # 12
    Member
    2537 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    We purchased his three months prior to the wedding since it was coming from Australia (we’re in the US).  We purchased mine about a month prior to the wedding because I kept hemming and hawing over whether or not I wanted the expensive matching band to my engagement ring but I finally decided to go with the cheap band (it was still 18k gold but significantly cheaper than the matching band).

    I feel like 3-6 months prior is good depending on whether or not you’re planning on losing weight, changing your mind about ring style, whether it needs to be customized, and have thoroughly researched prices with different vendors.

    Post # 13
    Member
    541 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2000

    We bought ours about 5 months before the wedding.  It took time to get the rings custom made, so I don’t think we received the rings until 2 months before the wedding.

    Post # 14
    Member
    505 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin

    We got married in September, I bought ours in February. 

    Post # 15
    Member
    583 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    We are getting married in August and have found our bands, but are going to put a deposit on them next month. So that will be about 6 months early, but we are going to layby the rings so that we don’t bring them home until 2 months prior to the wedding. We decided to make a budget schedule so we pay off things little by little each month, so laybying 6 months early just works for us 🙂

    Post # 16
    Member
    151 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Our wedding is over a year away and we already have ours.  I want to get as much done as early as possible.

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