Source: Michal Rajen\/Shutterstock.com\nYou’ve booked the venue, you’ve got the caterer and baker picked out, you’ve ordered your dress and sent the invites… But have you gotten the rings yet? Don’t panic! If you’re a couple who’s done everything but get your rings, you’re not alone. Many couples wait until a month or two before the wedding to purchase their bands, but they forget about some of the reasons they should order sooner rather than later. Here’s all you need to know about ordering your wedding bands!\nWhen You Should Order\nYour wedding rings should be ordered very early on in the wedding planning process. Here’s why:\n- Sizing: You’ll want to be sure you order the proper size. By ordering early, you can have the ring delivered in enough time to try it on and determine if it’s the right size. Even if you know how tight a wedding ring should be, it’s still important you get your ring early enough to know if you need to send it back for a different size.\n- Shipping time: If your rings have any custom elements to them (engraving especially), you’ll want to be sure to order them with enough time to arrive for the big day. Custom rings take time to create, so it’s important you order them early. \n- If you order your rings too late or you get a notice that shipping’s been delayed, consider ordering alternative rings for the ceremony! A silicone wedding band is a great idea. Our silicone wedding bands for women are perfect for everyday use and special events, including your wedding!\nBrowse Our Collection of Silicone Wedding Bands for Women\n- Browsing time: You shouldn’t take your wedding band shopping lightly. This ring is what you’ll wear for the rest of your life – or, that’s the intention, at least. You want your ring to represent your relationship, your personality and your love for your spouse. It’s an important piece of jewelry, and if you wait too late, then you’ll feel rushed. You want to be sure you take time to find a wedding ring that really speaks to you. If you wait until one month before your wedding, you might be missing out on the perfect ring for you. \n\nSource: Demiantseva Olha\/Shutterstock.com\n- Budget: By waiting to order your rings until right before the wedding, you’ll have expended most of your budget. By ordering early, you can ensure you can afford the rings you want! You definitely wouldn’t want to be browsing for your rings and then realize you can’t afford them. If you do find yourself in this position, we always recommend our silicone wedding bands for men because of their durability and affordability. \nOther Things to Know About Buying Wedding Bands\nIf you’ve decided to head out there and find your wedding bands early, here are some more tips for buying wedding bands! \n- Matching sets are great, but not necessary: Matching sets are great for couples because they really show dedication to your relationship. However, if you and your spouse have distinct personalities and really want your rings to reflect that, then that’s okay! Your wedding ring is yours. \nOrder One of Our Silicone Wedding Bands for Men to Match!\n- Yes, you can still buy your spouse’s ring: Some wedding traditions include the couple purchasing each other’s ring. Many couples often ask, “Who pays for the rings?” If you want to go the traditional route, then you should pay for your fiance’s wedding ring. However, many couples today share the expenses of the wedding, so that includes the wedding rings. If your wedding fund is shared between the two of you, there’s nothing wrong with you paying for them together. \n\nSource: Podvysotskiy Roman\/Shutterstock.com\n- Always get an alternative ring: An alternative ring, such as a silicone ring, is a great idea to have in addition to a metal band. You can wear your alternative ring on vacation, while working out or for everyday use to protect your metal ring from a variety of things: dirt, losing stones, theft, etc. It’ll ensure your metal band will last for years!\n- Engraving is a great way to personalize your rings: Look beyond a simple band to see what it could be – a beautiful representation of your relationship! Engraving is a great way to customize your ring. Whether you choose to have your favorite quote, the date of your wedding or even your spouse’s name engraved on your ring, it’s a great way to make your ring unique!