Are you engayged? The love between two gay people is something extra special. It is the culmination of understanding oneself, resisting prejudice, coming out, challenging social norms, and claiming the right to be publicly in each other’s arms. Liberated lovers mark the commitment with a ceremony, in which they exchange gay wedding rings as a token of their everlasting friendship.
A Kaleidoscope of Choices
There are at least as many ways to marry as there are colors in the gay flag. While we have not quite reached the stage where church bells ring our bravely, many priests are happy to participate. Some couples prefer to avoid the fuss and go through a civil ceremony. Still more are happiest to exchange gay wedding rings in a romantic setting, or in the privacy of their homes.
Gay Friendly Wedding Destinations
If you want to get married, a gay wedding is the perfect excuse to take a holiday, and share the things you always wanted but could not quite find the time for. The following destinations are just suggestions. The right place is anywhere it feels good to pause, and slip on same-sex wedding rings together.
1. There is something memorable about holidaying on an island, for it turns exotic moments into something truly special. In 2012, Saba Island in the Caribbean decided that being gay or lesbian openly was okay. Since then, the community has flocked there in increasing numbers, adding a little loving to attractions that include scuba diving and hiking out in nature and wearing LGBT wedding or engagement rings together.
2. Rio de Janeiro’s Ipanema Beach has long been a great place for partners to strut their stuff and check the talent out together. The rainbow people are flocking there to publicly declare their love, and exchange gay wedding rings to seal the moment. Following that, they can join street festivals for endless nights of dancing, or envelop themselves in luscious mountain scenery where they can be alone.
3. The French have always been an easy-going nation when it comes to vive la difference, and now you can do it publicly at a wedding ceremony in Montpellier on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea. No wonder so many gay weddings are held there each year. The climate is great, and an arty vibe infuses everything including cool local summer wines. Winters can get cool too, so you may like to spend the time tucked up in bed, after shopping for gay wedding rings hand in hand.
4. New Zealand just legalized gay marriage, although it has always had an easy-going attitude to those who prefer to be the way they are down under. Aptly named gay capital Queenstown took Victoria's name when they found a seam of gold there. These days there are other treasures to share, including spring flowers, gorgeous summers, and boutiques filled with rainbow pride jewelry of every conceivable kind. This is a very popular place to hold your wedding ceremony.
Whether you decide to marry at an exotic destination, keep it in the family or exchange vows over a romantic meal together, the next step is to choose a wedding ring. It is tough enough finding perfect lovers. The rest should be simpler, so let us look around and see what is on offer.
Should Gay Wedding Rings Match?
Should partners' rings match? All gay people are definitely not the same and as usual there are several opinions. Two schools of thought diverge. One line of reasoning is that each ring should match their wearers’ inner selves. Another says that partners ought to share everything because they are twin stars in their universe together. If you are unable to decide, consider variations on a similar theme.
Narrowing Down the Choice
Gay wedding rings should feel as good as being married and lying in bed together, and doing whatever grabs your fancy. They are going to have to last a lifetime like your love. This means factoring your lifestyles into the decision.
Folk who work with their hands like masseurs, hairdressers and beauty therapists need practical designs that do not interrupt the flow.
Gay people with robust roles in industries like construction and manufacturing, need to wear gay wedding rings that can take the knocks.
Not all wedding ring styles are suitable for work and leisure. Consider buying two sets, one for regular use and one for partying all night long.
Feeling Good About It
Gay wedding rings must feel comfortable all day long. If neither party has worn a ring continuously before, then there are practical aspects to consider too. Number one is to choose a ring design that has a gentle curve on the inside, so you can bend your finger without being aware of it. Avoid anything wider than seven millimeters unless you can tolerate a looser fit. This can be critical for larger finger sizes.
Your Choice of Precious Metals
Golden gay wedding rings come in a choice of exciting tones including yellow, white and rose. Rings with higher karat ratings age better over time.
Softer silver makes a perfect second ring for party time. However is does require higher maintenance, for it may turn black without a regular polish.
Titanium is a popular choice for gay wedding rings, especially where a robust lifestyle demands a product that is dent and scratch resistant.
Platinum is the choice among wedding rings for men who prefer the heavier chunkier feel, and the longer wearing characteristics.
Everything ages over time and that goes for wedding bands and other jewelry too. Stay together for a lifetime, and they become a diary of fulfilled promises, and a memory of good times shared together.
The Big Decision
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We can also help you create a custom engagement or wedding ring for you and your partner.