How to Plan Your Dream Wedding During COVID-19 Pandemic

How to Plan Your Dream Wedding During COVID-19 Pandemic

Step one: Keep calm!
From local small businesses to college graduations, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the livelihoods and plans of millions of people. With various nationwide bans on large public gatherings on large public gatherings, the wedding industry has taken a hard hit.
While this negative impact has had significant ramifications on wedding industry professionals such as photographers, DJs, and planners, it has also left many couples bewildered as to what their next step should be. Whether you just got engaged or have been planning your wedding for months, a global pandemic was likely not something you had in mind for your special day. Amidst the chaos of COVID-19, many couples have taken steps to modify their wedding plans, and you can, too. BUYING RINGS
Not so long ago, choosing an engagement ring required just a few questions: princess or emerald cut? White gold or yellow? These days, there's a lot more to consider when figuring out when, where, and how to buy an engagement ring. Here, the best tips for making this monumental purchase. 
 
 

#1: SET THE BUDGET


Among the many engagement ring shopping tips, you may have heard the advice that you should spend two or three months of your salary on an engagement ring. You might have also read engagement ring price guides that provide very high estimates for how much a “good” engagement ring should cost.

We believe you shouldn’t follow certain “rules,” as most rules regarding engagement rings and prices are gimmicks created by diamond marketers and sellers. Instead, you should determine your budget by looking at your financial situation along with any specific desires of your fiance-to-bé.

Getting married and starting your life together can be a costly process. By purchasing an engagement or wedding ring you can afford, rather than following old, outdated “rules,” you’ll reduce your financial stress and anxiety. The focus will instead be on your partner and the excitement of marrying the love of your life.
 
 

#2: CONSIDER HER STYLE


The second step in creating a ring your partner will love is taking into account her individual style and making changes considering her taste At Gemsring. Look at their other jewelry. Are the pieces mostly made of white gold or yellow gold? Does he or she prefer vintage pieces or modern designs?
You can also peek through her clothing and accessories to gain insight. What she wears will give you clues about the type of ring she would want.
Talking with your fiance-to-be’s family and friends is often helpful, too. Lean on the people closest to your fiance-to-be: a best friend, sister, cousin, whoever. Maybe your significant other has already shared their desires or preferences. You can even ask a friend to look through ring styles with you.
 
 

#3: DECIDE ON YOUR SHAPE


When designing to make a ring, one of the first steps is to choose the shape of your diamond. The main consideration for shape is personal preference. From beautiful heart-shaped rings to oval styles, there are shapes for every personality.

Some prefer a classic look like this round brilliant solitaire ring or a cushion cut with a pave band. Others prefer something more unique like a pear shaped ring.
If size appearance is a consideration, opt for a shape that appears larger, like the stone in this Emerald Cut diamond ring. The Emerald Cut and Marquise Cut, for instance, showcase size better than other diamonds with the same carat weight.  

The shape you choose will also help dictate your setting style. Most importantly, you want to ensure your diamond is secure in the setting, and won’t be prone to chipping, like when the tip of a heart-shaped diamond isn’t protected by a prong
 

#4: UNDERSTAND THE DIAMOND BASICS


Having a solid understanding of the four C’s (Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat) will help you make an educated decision on a diamond. The quality and beauty of each diamond can differ dramatically.

Here is our general recommendation for each of the four C’s.
You can read our full guides for more information on each area.

#5: DON’T BE AFRAID TO BE DIFFERENT

You don’t have to purchase a newly mined diamond or a pre-made setting. You can end up with a truly original ring by considering options like a recycled diamond or a custom setting. Recycled diamonds are previously owned, eco-friendly diamonds that have been put back in the diamond supply chain. They could be modern stones or European cuts. 
Custom settings are available at Gemsring

#6: ADD SPECIAL MEANING


When there’s extra sentiment behind your ring, it adds more of a story to your proposal and engagement.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to add sentimental value That expresses your feelings to your engagement ring. Consider family heirlooms, especially if there’s a special ring that can be resized or a diamond that can be reset, such as one from a grandmother.

Other options include symbolizing that your partner is both your best friend and lover by designing an Ever Us ring—or by choosing a gemstone ring designed with their birthstone.
 

 #7: GET THE RIGHT SIZE FOR HER


While it might seem obvious, choosing the right ring size will help to keep the excitement rolling after the proposal. If the ring doesn’t fit, it may make it harder for it to feel like it’s the “right ring.” An incorrect size also means you’ll need to send the ring in for resizing, which can take anywhere from days to weeks, depending on the style of your setting.

To get the perfect ring size from the start, try to figure out your partner’s size ahead of time by measuring another ring in her jewelry collection or using a free ring sizer.