Post # 1
So the wedding is in a month and 5 days and we don’t have wedding bands yet. I have tiny fngers and jewelry stores never carry my size. We can’t go this weekend so the earliest we could go is next weekend. How screwed am I?
Post # 3
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
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
- 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
My ring was custom and took about one week. You’ll be fine 🙂
Post # 7
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
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
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
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
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
I think you have plenty of time but I would start emailing/calling some.
Post # 13
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 # 14
We’re gonna go to the Diamond District next weekend. Future Father-In-Law has a guy he goes to and they are on vacation this week so that’s why we can’t go this weekend. We’re bringing him along to haggle because I’m terrible at it and FFIL has experience 🙂
I feel a little better now since people are saying it only took 1-2 weeks to size. I’m not going for anything custom, I just want us to have wedding bands already!
Post # 15
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.
Post # 16
good point re: resizing later. hopefully it doesn’t come to that though. i wear a 4.75 so they are not going to have my size anywhere ready-to-wear. grr.