Dum, dum, dum-dum, with this ring I thee wed….. where’s the ring, Trev?
You’ve planned this day for more than a year. Every tiny detail has been obsessed over, decided on and carried out.
She is a vision of bridal loveliness, the groom is looking like a dead-ringer for Mr Darcy, the bridesmaids are looking demurely pretty and the best man is emptying his pockets in a frantic bid to find the missing wedding rings.
Your six-year-old nephew proudly carries in his little satin cushion but one of the rings is strangely absent. There does, however, appear to be a bulge to the side of his nose that wasn’t there before…
Village Jeweller does offer to hold wedding rings until a few days before the big day, where upon the engagement ring is usually cleaned to tip-top sparkling condition.
However, what happens after that is up to you.
A few tips.
- Keep the rings in the box, which is a lot harder to lose than individual rings
- If you must take them out of the box, it is safer for the rings to be worn on the hand of the best man or bridesmaid, rather than let loose in a possibly holey pocket. The bride’s ring can be worn on the pinky finger, the groom’s on the thumb of the bridesmaid. Make sure the rings come off easily because getting them stuck is a whole other worst case scenario.
- If you are having a child ring bearer, make sure the cushion has ribbons that can be tied to the rings, keeping them in place and away from little noses.
- If your wedding party is made up of people who are prone to losing things, you can always entrust the rings to your celebrant beforehand, or give them to your mum.
Alternatives on the day can include using the engagement ring, or borrowing a ring from a family member or friend.
If worst does happen and the rings are lost forever, Village Jeweller can make replacements for you.
But let’s hope that doesn’t happen.