Summer Engagements: Plan Ahead
Posted on May 21 2015
Summer is almost here I am already feeling that it is engagement and wedding season galore! I don’t know about you, but every weekend my cell phone is bombarded with new updates of engagements and weddings. One thing that I always warn people who have summer holiday engagement or wedding plans is to get your pieces well in advance. Summer holidays can delay manufacturing, limit your shipping options and interfere with your travel plans.
Our Bel Dia engagement rings take about 10-12 business days to manufacture, which is not including transit time. This means that the typical engagement ring order will trickle into a 3rd week including delivery time. Why is this important to know? Summer holidays can delay manufacturing, making it difficult to do rush orders. This can also interfere with travel plans as people typically like to celebrate while on vacation, not to mention there is no delivery on certain holidays. I always recommend getting your engagement ring at minimum about two weeks in advance so you have time to purchase insurance, confirm your purchase with friends and family, and plan for a fantastic proposal.
Purchasing wedding bands ahead of time is also important as sometimes they need last minute adjustments. For men, selecting the correct finger size can be a bit of trial and error (most have never worn a ring before). I often see people scrambling for new rings right before the big day because the ring they got doesn’t fit or they need to send it back for resizing. For ladies, getting a matching wedding band sometimes requires us re-examining the engagement ring (as diamonds are set by hand and vary from ring to ring). The last thing you need before your big day is worrying about your rings matching properly or not having your rings!
Planning a summer holiday proposal and or wedding is expensive and I understand that people want to wait until it is absolutely necessary to make these kinds of purchases. If you are planning to get engaged or married around a holiday weekend, I cannot stress to you enough how better it is to be prepared than sorry. There is nothing worse than having planned the perfect trip with the perfect partner and no ring because you did not plan for enough time.