So you’ve got your dream engagement ring on your finger — but have you thought about how to choose a wedding ring yet? When my husband and I got married, he had been playing professional basketball overseas for the past year. Since he couldn’t wear his wedding ring while playing basketball, we were both convinced he would lose it within months. The constant taking off and putting back on would surely mean we’d be replacing the ring in no time. So we opted for the cheapest of the cheap, a $46 titanium ring from some no-name website. Little did we know that his ring would outlast many of his non-athlete friends! Seven years later, he’s still putting on and taking off that same ring at least three times each week, and it’s become a fun little anecdote to share through the years.
Meanwhile, my only stipulation for my own ring was that it be narrow enough to sit under the setting in my engagement ring. I settled on a simple white gold band from the same local jewellery store my parents bought their wedding rings twenty-five years earlier.
Most people (like us!) don’t think about the fact that your wedding band is likely the only item from your wedding day that you’ll wear for the rest of your life. Your dress, his tux, the flowers, the venue – those are all decisions that will last you just for your wedding day. Your wedding band is something you’ll have around your ring finger for years to come. So that’s why we’re helping you with a few tips for choosing your wedding band, as well as some of our favorite wedding bands and where to find them.