After going through the whole engagement ring shopping process, it may feel like a breeze shopping for a wedding band. But there are still some important things to consider when searching for the perfect band. Not only do you need to decide which metal is the right fit for you, you also need to narrow down different style options. When shopping for a wedding band, here are some of the questions that are probably going through your mind.
Does the wedding band have to match the engagement ring? While a lot of brides do prefer to have a wedding band that nicely complements their engagement ring, other brides want something a little different. When it all comes down to it, it’s all about personal preference. Your best bet is to try on different wedding bands with your engagement ring and see which style looks best.
Which metal is the best choice for a wedding band? Even though you don’t necessarily have to match your wedding band to your engagement ring, we do recommend that you strongly consider purchasing the same metal for your wedding band, especially if you’re deciding between two different metals of the same color. All precious metals have a slightly different appearance and behave differently to everyday wear. So overtime, your two rings can look vastly different, which may not be a problem for some brides, but can be a nuisance for others. For men (and those who don’t already have an engagement ring), your choice in metal is pretty much up to you. If you’ve already spent the time shopping for an engagement ring, chances are that you already know the major differences between all of the precious metals and have thought about which metal you would get for your wedding band. But if you haven’t given much thought to the metal you’d like for your wedding band, we suggest you check out our handy guide that lists some of the important information you should know about the different types of precious metals.
Do I have to purchase the wedding band at the same time as the engagement ring? No, many couples choose to look at wedding bands closer to their wedding date. We recommend shopping for bands at least a month before your wedding date for several reasons. First, if your wedding band needs to be custom made, this will give us plenty of time to create the ring before you say “I do.” Second, sometimes it can be a little tricky to determine the right size wedding band, especially for men who don’t usually wear rings, so shopping for a wedding band in advance of the big day will ensure the ring fits perfectly when your significant other slides it on your finger on your special day.
Should I choose a standard fit or comfit fit wedding band? Once again it all comes down to personal preference. Here’s everything you need to know about these two fits.
How can I personalize my wedding band? Some people like to incorporate their significant other’s birthstone on the inside of their wedding band while others choose to engrave a special message or date on the inside of the band.
How much does it cost for engraving a wedding band? It costs about $2.65 per letter/character for machine engraving. If you want something hand engraved, it will cost a little bit more.
If you have any other questions about wedding bands or would like to schedule an appointment to view some of our wedding band options, call us at 414-276-2457 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d be more than happy to assist you!