(Closed) don’t have wedding bands yet – am i totally screwed?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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5670 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

You should be fine. I would just go this weekend. If you aren’t looking for anything completly custom you should be able to pick a band and have it sized to fit your finger.

I just read that you couldn’t go this weekend. Can you go any time during the week? I bet if you call your jewler they will even stay open later to meet you.

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I don’t think it takes too long to size a ring, a week, maybe?  So if you pick them out a couple weeks before, you can get it sized down in time.  If you run out of time for sizing, just size it after the wedding.  If it’s too big, at least you can get it on your finger, then worry about it later.

Post # 5
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4382 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Ceremony - First United Methodist Church; Reception - My parents' house!

Nah, we bought ours a month ahead of time, and were totally fine. Mine was custom as well. 

Post # 6
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229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My ring was custom and took about one week. You’ll be fine 🙂

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Not sure where you’re planning on getting it from, but you should be fine. We’re having ours made, and even though we’re giving them like two months to do it, they said it really only takes 2-3 weeks, max. Although I do know (especially if you’re going shopping in the Diamond District in NYC) that some jewelers close/go on vacation in July/August, so just something to keep in mind.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Yeah, it takes them all of about a day to size a ring.. you should be fine.  I’d wait to have any engraving done till after the wedding, if you were planning on doing that.. just to be safe.. but even that only takes a day or two.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Don’t think of it as you ONLY have a month, go in with the attitude that you HAVE A WHOLE MONTH! hehe. from what everyone else said you should be fine. good luck on your search!

Post # 10
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I bought mine in the diamond district (in NYC) and our custom rings were ready in about 2 weeks. I wear a size 3 and wanted a specific style the store didn’t even carry. On another note, we also paid in cash and saved a TON of money. Let me know if you want to know the name of the shop!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You should be fine.  Fiance and I picked out our rings and were able to pick them up sized and everything the next day.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

I think you have plenty of time but I would start emailing/calling some.

Post # 13
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5148 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

You should be okay on time. My e-ring setting was custom made and done within a week.

I’d recommend going to a privately owned jewelry store; some of the chain stores have to send items in to the main headquarters to get worked on, while a private jeweler will do it all in-house. (Faster and less chance your ring will get lost!)

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m having trouble finding something as well but that’s because I wanted a custom one and the jeweler is not local – they told me 4-6 weeks – plus I wear a 4.25.

I wouldn’t stress though – you could have it a little big at the wedding and still get it resized afterwards.

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