Getting engaged is an important part of anyone’s life! And, once that ring is sitting on your finger, you’ll probably feel a range of emotions. From excitement to stress, an engagement ring can make you feel a variety of ways. But, getting the ring on your finger is just one of the first steps towards the biggest moment of your life – getting married. And, in order to do that, you’re going to need another ring. That’s right, your wedding band! Choosing a wedding band is an important step in the wedding planning process. It’s the ring that will represent your marriage for years to come, so it’s important you choose the right one. Here’s how to choose a wedding band for your engagement ring! \nDecide Between Metal and Silicone\nFirst things first – are you going to wear metal or silicone? While you might be tempted to go for the traditional metal band (especially if your engagement ring is metal), we’re here to tell you that silicone is still a great choice. Our silicone wedding bands for women look great with diamond rings of all cuts and styles! No matter if you’ve got a cushion cut solitaire or a pear-shaped halo ring, we know that we have a silicone wedding band in stock that’s perfect for you. \nCheck Out Our Silicone Wedding Bands for Women That Pair Beautifully with Any Engagement Ring\nOne of the main reasons we recommend silicone to potential brides is because they’re much safer than metal bands. With metal bands, you run the serious risk of experiencing ring avulsion, where your ring catches on something and causes damage to your finger. Some people have even had to have their fingers amputated! Your metal band gets cut, and if it was a custom piece that you spent thousands on, you’ve suddenly lost the most important piece of jewelry in your life. No one wants that! With silicone, you’re much less likely to experience ring avulsion, especially if you get your ring sized properly. Using our ring size chart when ordering your wedding band will ensure that you get a ring that’s properly sized just for you. \n\nIf you’re a nurse, a personal trainer (or work out actively), a firefighter, doctor, military member, law enforcement officer or even someone who tends to be slightly clumsier than others, a silicone ring is probably the best option for you. Of course, you could always get both!\nConsider Band Width\nNo, we’re not talking about the speed of your internet connection here. We’re literally talking about the width of your wedding band. Some individuals prefer a thinner wedding band, especially women. However, some like the look of a large wedding band, especially when put together with a thinner engagement ring. Browse through a variety of wedding band styles to determine which one stands out to you. It’s important that you choose a wedding band that you like, especially because there’s a large amount of wedding ring symbolism to consider. Wedding bands are highly personal, so choosing the right one for you is essential. \nUse Our Ring Size Chart Before Ordering\nConsider Shipping Time\nThe more custom your wedding band is, the longer it’ll take to get to you. If you wait too late to order your wedding band, then you might find yourself without a ring for your wedding day! To avoid this, start shopping for your wedding bands as soon as you get engaged. Ordering your bands early will ensure that you get the right size, too. If you need to make any adjustments, then the rings can be returned and either new ones shipped or the ones sent to you can be resized. It’s always a good idea to have a backup set of rings on hand, too, just in case rings get misplaced the day of or they don’t get shipped in time. \n\nDetermine Your Budget\nWedding bands aren’t cheap. In fact, that’s part of the reason we recommend silicone wedding bands! Silicone bands are much less expensive than metal bands, but they aren’t made cheaply by any means. We use the highest quality silicone that isn’t packed full of fillers or other materials that can potentially cause issues to your skin. We take great care here at QALO to ensure you get a great set of rings that help solidify your commitment to each other. Determining how much you both want to spend on each of your rings will help you stick to your overall wedding budget and ensure you get rings that you both like.