Picking Out Your Wedding Band
It'll be on your hand for the rest of your life--better make sure you like it! Here's how to pick your wedding band. (community article)
As a soon-to-be-bride, you’ve probably picked, sampled, browsed and chosen more things for your wedding than you care to remember. However, long after the floral arrangements are forgotten and the favors are cherished mementos for your guests – you will still be wearing one of the most important things you have yet to pick out – your wedding band! If you’re a bit stumped when it comes to picking out your wedding band, perhaps these ideas and suggestions can give you a bit of inspiration.
Matching Wedding Bands
If you and your soon-to-be hubby would like to have matching wedding bands, it’s important that you’re both involved in the process of picking out your wedding band. Choose a day when the two of you can go out shopping together, or even browsing through catalogs or online boutiques. By spending a little time looking before you buy, it will be easier to determine a style or two that you both find attractive for your wedding bands.
Choosing the Type of Metal
Choosing a wedding band is not like buying any other jewelry. As the symbol of your ongoing love for your husband and vice versa, it’s safe to say that it’s a pretty important purchase. The most common types of metals for wedding bands include:
Gold is still the most popular type of wedding ring metal, although silver and platinum aren’t far behind. If you love the shine and beauty of a golden ring, this may be the choice you make when picking out your wedding ring. Yellow gold is the classic ‘gold’ color, but white gold and rose gold are available as well if you are looking for something a bit unique.
Silver is a beautiful metal and is a great idea if you’re on a tight budget when picking out your wedding band. However, silver is softer than the other metals and can tarnish and turn unattractive colors unless you are very cautious and care for your ring often.
Platinum is more expensive than gold or silver, but it has a high shine and a beautiful luster when it comes to wedding bands. If you’re working with a small budget, you should probably choose another type of metal – however, platinum is a great investment if you plan on handing the rings down.
Worth Mentioning – if you’ll be choosing silver or platinum for your wedding band and you want your groom’s band to match – consider titanium. It’s the hardest of all natural metals in the world. If your groom works with his hands or is good at breaking and scratching things, this is the perfect metal for his band!
When picking out your wedding band, remember that it will be with you for a long, long time so it’s important to get what you want and love it as long as it’s within your budget.