6 Tips For Choosing Your Wedding Band

Deciding on a wedding band is a fun process.  Mixing and matching your wedding ring and band can be a fun and unique process.  Below I have listed out my top 6 tips on choosing your wedding band.  I opted to buy mine at Stones & Gold! I wanted a unique rose gold wedding band.  They had many different options to choose from!

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1. Narrow Down Your Choices

Because this is one of the few jewelry items you will wear on a daily basis, it’s smart to make some choices early on before you start your search.  Here are some questions you should ask yourself: Do you want your band to be the same metal as your engagement ring?  Are you interested in something simple or more unique? Would you like your bands to include diamonds? Work out these kind of questions early on so you can figure out what you are looking for before buying.

  

2. Start Early

Once you have a basic idea of what you’d like, it’s time to make that leap and purchase that wedding band.  There are many ways to buy engagement bands.  You can buy them in a store closest to you or buy online.  I fell in love with Stones & Gold.  They provide unique and budget friendly wedding bands.  Give yourselves at least two to three months before the wedding date to ring shop. You’ll need this time to browse, research prices and revisit rings that catch your eye. Please note: Some things like engravings and special details take a little longer, so plan ahead!

 

3. Think Outside The Box

Who says you cant have mixed metals between your engagement ring and band.  I do believe picking out wedding bands that fit your individual style is key.  I have a rose gold ring and wedding band and my fiance is going to have a platnum wedding band.  There’s no rule that says you have to choose the same metal or even style.  It is a great idea to have some aspect of your rings match.  (an inscription is a great idea!)

 

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4.  Be Practical

Remember: You’re going to wear this band every day, so the goal is to choose something that will become a part of your life. If you work with your hands on your job, search for a simple, solid metal ring and avoid gemstones that can come loose.  

 

5.  Long Term Is Key

Make sure the style you choose is something you’ll want to wear forever.   This ring is meant to last through all the jobs,  so pick one you can picture yourself wearing for a long time. Don’t stress too much on this process – you can always add change things/upgrade on a later date or anniversary.

 

6. Size Your Finger Properly

Your fingers will swell and contract from heat, cold, etc.  Make sure you are measuring your finger when you are calm and your body temp is normal.   You can either head into your nearest jewelry store and they can fit you for free – or you can use this finger sizing chart to measure.  

This post was sponsored by Stones & Gold.  All opinions and content are my own.

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25 Comments

  • Reply Marislynn March 7, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    These are good tips. I was too overwhelmed and I am pretty sure I will go back and pick something different for one of our anniversaries.

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:14 am

      Yes, it is overwhelming. So many different designs and styles! I would love to see what yours looks like 🙂

  • Reply modchicmag March 7, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    Great tips! my best friend is getting married and this will definitely help her and her fiance. Thanks!

  • Reply ruthieridley March 8, 2016 at 12:37 am

    Great tips!! I wish I knew this 8 years ago! The process can be overwhelming! xo

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:16 am

      Thanks for the feedback! I would love to see what yours looks like 🙂

  • Reply Amanda | Maple Alps March 8, 2016 at 7:17 am

    What a process! I’m the most indecisive person I know, so I’m glad we opted to not have wedding bands haha. There are some really cool and unique ones out there though!

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:26 am

      Yes, the process can definitely be challenging! Thanks for sharing your story!

  • Reply Mayra Murillo March 8, 2016 at 8:38 am

    Choosing our wedding bands was such an intimate moment for both of us. While he choose my engagement ring I am very happy that we both went to choose our bands.

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:24 am

      Yes, I think choosing wedding bands together is a fun experience 🙂

  • Reply Ashley March 8, 2016 at 8:58 am

    Oh goodness picking out my wedding band was a nightmare! When my husband originally bought my ring from Diamonds Direct they said when you come back for the band just tell them you bought the ring here and they will get you the matching band. So we did that but when we got there they had no record of ring having a band! So we had to scramble to find one and one that looked good because I had to get one that was curved so there wouldn’t be empty space between the band and engagement ring!

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:23 am

      Oh boy! That sounds like a stressful process! Hopefully you got everything figured out!

  • Reply Postcards To Seattle March 8, 2016 at 9:28 am

    I had such a hard time finding what wedding band and ring I wanted! These are all great tips for someone looking.

  • Reply Leslie Soto March 8, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Great tips! Picking out my wedding band was so hard because mine didn’t come as a set and my engagement ring is unique. It turns out I found the perfect match but it was so much harder than I thought it would be.

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

      Mixing and matching is so fun! Glad it all worked out for you!

  • Reply Chloe | Boxwood Avenue March 8, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    I am laughing at the practicality tip – I designed my ring and band, and the lady looked at me like I was nuts, but we got it insured so that if any diamonds fall out, we will be covered. I wanted it to sparkle all the way around the band, so when I waved good bye, you could see it shine 😉

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:21 am

      I understand all too well! When I went in to look at engagement rings, I told them I wanted an all rose gold ring. They tried to convince me otherwise. Gotta do YOU 🙂

  • Reply jennyblaisdell March 8, 2016 at 8:05 pm

    I want a band that has small diamonds all around like the band on my engagement ring 🙂

    xoxo, Jenny

  • Reply Emily Woodard March 8, 2016 at 8:15 pm

    Pretty rings! When I went wedding band shopping, I went to a national chain. They were so pushy! It’s important to have an idea of what you want before you go in so that you avoid getting sold something you don’t like!

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:19 am

      Completely agree with you! This is why I decided to figure out what I wanted in the store and went wedding band searching online!

  • Reply siniciliya March 9, 2016 at 1:26 am

    These selections are lovely, however my choice is always emotional, rather than practical or long term. I never know how long is the term, but now is the best time for me, so I always go for what I love now.

    • Nicole Thien
      Reply Nicole Thien March 9, 2016 at 9:18 am

      Very understandable. When I went in to try on an all rose gold ring, the lady was trying to convince me otherwise. We ended up going to another store and had a much better experience! Sometimes you have to go with what YOU want and not what others think you should.

  • Reply Hannah Stein March 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Great tips! I actually don’t wear a wedding ring, just my engagement ring, because my fingers are far too small to accommodate both and I love my engagement ring so much. It’s not expensive at all, but it has amazing memories and I have other things I’d like to spend my money on than another ring, but when buying my husband’s wedding ring we definitely took all of these pointers!

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