A wedding ring set or bridal ring set typically includes two or three rings: the bride's engagement and wedding ring, or the bride's engagement ring, wedding ring and the groom's wedding ring. The purpose of a ring set is to make sure that all of the rings worn by the married couple look 'whole' and stylistically work well together.
Advantages of Buying Wedding Ring Sets
Buying a wedding ring set can have many advantages over buying rings separately, the biggest being the sense of cohesion. It can also save you and your partner, time and money.
- Wedding ring sets can be crafted so that the design is seen only as 'whole' when the rings are together (e.g. two halves of a heart).
- Wedding ring sets can be uniquely designed to suit the bride and groom's own taste and style preferences.
- The engagement ring and wedding ring can be worn by the bride separately or soldered together for convenience.
- Rings sets which include the man's wedding ring often match in style.
- Ring sets typically are cheaper to buy than the equivalent as individual rings. The cost of the wedding can also be spread out as the rings can be bought well in advance (i.e. at the time of engagement).
However, if a groom wants to surprise his loved one with an engagement ring of his choosing, then he is also assuming responsibility for the design of wedding ring too. Some brides-to-be may prefer to be involved with choosing at least one of their rings 'for life'.
Matching Wedding Ring Sets
If the bride and groom are really keen to wear matching rings in terms of metal type and design, it may mean that these rings are designed in the spirit of marriage, i.e. it may involve some compromise. He may end up with a ring that includes slightly more detail or a design feature, as opposed to an entirely plain wedding band and she may end up with a more hard-wearing metal, to suit the needs of her and his everyday life. However, to some couples that may simply suggest platinums and diamonds - compromise doesn't have to be an ugly word!