I guess I must be pretty clueless because for the longest time, I didn’t realize there was actually a separate wedding band involved in the whole wedding . I just assumed that the groom put the original engagement ring on the bride, and the bride put a ring on the groom because it would be totally unfair if he didn’t get one too! Maybe I was so blinded and bedazzled by the carats of diamonds that I failed to notice its less-blinged out counterpart.
However, the wedding band is of considerable significance to your wedding ceremony. Not only is it a sort of pledge of everlasting love, but is anyone really going to complain about the aesthetics or ceremonial pomp and celebration behind putting a ring on it? Nope, zilch, nada. Here’s my run-down on the nitty-gritty of wedding bands.
Keep it Simple
The point of a wedding band (besides to signify your everlasting love for your spouse) is to complement your engagement ring, not clash with it. As such, depending on how dazzling your stone is, you’ll want to match your wedding band to look like an extension of your engagement ring.
Sometimes, brides have unusually shaped stones (with twists or large solitaire jewels). If that’s the case, it might be worth looking into getting a band custom-made to fit your engagement ring. However, retailers such as Kay Jewelers and Blue Nile should have an extensive collection of wedding bands styles. If you’re looking for something a little more unique, than try out Etsy or your local jeweler — you never know what great pieces you’ll find.