The Groom: Your Full Guide to Choosing a Wedding Band

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Why is it that when we talk wedding bands, it’s always about the bride? Let’s pay the groom some attention, too.

Wedding bands have been worn for thousands of years, specifically, by ancient Egyptians who had a tradition of putting a gold or silver band on a bride-to-be’s third ring finger

Years later, the tradition has developed and now includes a wedding band and a wedding ring.

Today, both the bride and the groom wear wedding bands that symbolize their commitment to each other. However, not every groom knows how to choose the right band:

1. Budget:

It’s not all about romance, right now, it’s about the budget. Before you buy a wedding band, you have got to budget yourself and do some homework to see the styles of bands that appeal to you. Generally, a groom’s band costs 1/5 the bride’s wedding ring and band, but nothing is set in stone.

2. Lifestyle:

You have to put your lifestyle into consideration when purchasing a band. Do you use your hands a lot at work? Do you have hobbies that require constant movement? Your lifestyle dictates the element of the band:

Silver: The most common element used for the groom’s band and that’s because it costs less than all the other elements. At the same time, silver lasts and can easily be polished when the shine is lost. However, there are other elements out there that are stronger and more durable.

Gold: The second most common element among grooms. Gold wedding bands often range between 14 to 18 karats. Grooms usually go for yellow gold. Nowadays, they also go for rose gold, which is a mixture of yellow gold and copper. Rose gold is more durable than both white & yellow gold.

Platinum: Although platinum is considered costly and has premium durability and resilience, it can sometimes be irritating because of its somewhat heavy weight.

Titanium: Titanium’s incredible. It’s lighter than gold and platinum and it is recently being frequently purchased by young adults, mainly because it comes in many colors; there’s black, blue, silver, and black-bronze. 

Tungsten: Extremely similar to titanium, tungsten is affordable, durable, and the higher grade you go for, the less likely it’ll ever get scratched.

3. Personality:

Your wedding band should either be as simple as possible or should reflect who you are as a person, especially that you’re going to have to live with the choice that you make. If you don’t like plain, simple bands, look for designs that have engravings on them.

See more:7 Bride & Groom Wedding Day Don’ts

4. You don’t have to get matching bands:

Your wedding band doesn’t have to match that of your partner’s unless you want to get matching bands, that’s something else. They not only don’t have to match, but they can be of different elements altogether. The important thing here is you get a band that you actually like.

5. Size:

In order to get the size right, do not go for a band that perfectly fits your finger. Yes, you heard it right. In order to eliminate any future chances for mishaps if you, God forbid, gain weight, for instance, get a band that is half a size bigger than your actual, correct one. Who knows what the future holds?

6. When to buy the band:

It’s best to purchase your wedding band a month or two before your engagement, just to be on the safe side and in case it needs any alterations.

Why is it that when we talk wedding bands, it’s always about the bride? Let’s pay the groom some attention, too.

Wedding bands have been worn for thousands of years, specifically, by ancient Egyptians who had a tradition of putting a gold or silver band on a bride-to-be’s third ring finger

Years later, the tradition has developed and now includes a wedding band and a wedding ring.

Today, both the bride and the groom wear wedding bands that symbolize their commitment to each other. However, not every groom knows how to choose the right band:

1. Budget:

It’s not all about romance, right now, it’s about the budget. Before you buy a wedding band, you have got to budget yourself and do some homework to see the styles of bands that appeal to you. Generally, a groom’s band costs 1/5 the bride’s wedding ring and band, but nothing is set in stone.

2. Lifestyle:

You have to put your lifestyle into consideration when purchasing a band. Do you use your hands a lot at work? Do you have hobbies that require constant movement? Your lifestyle dictates the element of the band:

Silver: The most common element used for the groom’s band and that’s because it costs less than all the other elements. At the same time, silver lasts and can easily be polished when the shine is lost. However, there are other elements out there that are stronger and more durable.

Gold: The second most common element among grooms. Gold wedding bands often range between 14 to 18 karats. Grooms usually go for yellow gold. Nowadays, they also go for rose gold, which is a mixture of yellow gold and copper. Rose gold is more durable than both white & yellow gold.

Platinum: Although platinum is considered costly and has premium durability and resilience, it can sometimes be irritating because of its somewhat heavy weight.

Titanium: Titanium’s incredible. It’s lighter than gold and platinum and it is recently being frequently purchased by young adults, mainly because it comes in many colors; there’s black, blue, silver, and black-bronze. 

Tungsten: Extremely similar to titanium, tungsten is affordable, durable, and the higher grade you go for, the less likely it’ll ever get scratched.

3. Personality:

Your wedding band should either be as simple as possible or should reflect who you are as a person, especially that you’re going to have to live with the choice that you make. If you don’t like plain, simple bands, look for designs that have engravings on them.

See more: 7 Bride & Groom Wedding Day Don’ts

4. You don’t have to get matching bands:

Your wedding band doesn’t have to match that of your partner’s unless you want to get matching bands, that’s something else. They not only don’t have to match, but they can be of different elements altogether. The important thing here is you get a band that you actually like.

5. Size:

In order to get the size right, do not go for a band that perfectly fits your finger. Yes, you heard it right. In order to eliminate any future chances for mishaps if you, God forbid, gain weight, for instance, get a band that is half a size bigger than your actual, correct one. Who knows what the future holds?

6. When to buy the band:

It’s best to purchase your wedding band a month or two before your engagement, just to be on the safe side and in case it needs any alterations.

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