So you’ve just said yes to the love of your life… congratulations! Now it’s time to pick something equally as important: your wedding band. While choosing an engagement ring seems to be the most talked-about piece of the puzzle, the wedding band is the piece of jewelry you’ll probably spend the most time wearing after your wedding day (as time goes on, most people choose to wear just their wedding band and lock their engagement ring in the safe!).
So it’s important to find a ring that not only goes with your engagement ring, but fits in well with your lifestyle and personal taste. There’s a lot of factors to consider, so below are a few tips on how to choose a wedding band:
1. Shop with your engagement ring
While there is no rule about pairing your engagement ring with your wedding band, you should love the way they look together-as a lot of the time, they’ll be worn next to each other. It’s a personal choice whether you’d like them to be an exact match (example, micropave side stones on your engagement ring and micropave band in the same gold color), or complementary (micropave engagement ring with a solid gold band). When you’re shopping for your wedding band, you should be shopping with your engagement ring in mind.
2. Keep your lifestyle in mind
Many people choose to wear their wedding band every day (with or without their engagement ring). If this sounds like something you will do in the future, it’s really important to keep your lifestyle in mind when choosing your ring. If you’re a super active gym person, or regularly use your hands for work (like a nurse), you should probably consider selecting a more durable wedding band to prevent damage. This means the less diamonds, the better! Solid gold bands are an excellent choice for those who have the type of lifestyle that would require a more durable band.
3. Start looking early
A lot of couples buy their wedding band at the time of the engagement ring purchase, but this is not necessary. However, you don’t want to wait until the last minute to shop for your wedding band, either! If you want to end up with a ring you’ll love forever, you should start shopping for your wedding band at least three to four months before your wedding. We would recommend four to six months before your wedding if you’re interested in a custom design. After all, this is the ring you’ll be wearing the most throughout your life, rushing the process is not something you want to do!
4. To match or not to match
A lot of couples are under the impression that you have to match your wedding rings. While this is certainly the traditional choice, we’re in 2020 people! You definitely do not need to match your wedding band to your spouse’s. It’s perfectly normal to have different tastes, and you both should love your respective wedding bands and feel they reflect your own personal style. Express your individuality and choose the band you love the most, and let your partner do the same.
I know when my husband and I were looking for bands, this is something that kind of stressed us out. Once we let go of the misconception that we have to match, it was like a huge weight got lifted off our shoulders. He ended up with a 4mm yellow gold band, while I ended up with a thin rose gold band with diamonds! They reflect our styles and personalities perfectly, and now I can’t imagine trying to match!
In conclusion, there are multiple factors to consider when selecting a wedding band. We hope these tips help in your search! If you have any questions or would like some advice on styling, email us! firstname.lastname@example.org
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