PLANNING | Wedding Band Questions — Answered!

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Weddings are wonderful; essential; a moment in time in which you can celebrate your union with the love of your life. However, weddings are also transient; a single day, which passes into memory far too quickly. You have the photos to enjoy and the mental memories you captured on the way, but the wedding itself fades into the past… except for one reminder.

That reminder sits on your left hand, and will remain in situ there for the rest of your life: your wedding band. Your wedding ring is a sign of the commitment you have made and the enduring bond between you and your spouse– so, naturally, you want it to be perfect.

There’s a lot of discussion around wedding bands, and plenty of questions that don’t have a definite answer– until now. Below, let’s discuss some of the most-asked questions about wedding bands, and provide the answers that every bride has been needing.

Should The Wedding Band Be More Expensive Than The Engagement Ring?

No. In fact, wedding bands tend to be cheaper than the engagement ring as they are often plain, with fewer precious stones. Of course, this isn’t always the case– but more on that soon.

As a general rule: no, your wedding band does not have to be more expensive than your engagement ring. Choose whatever your budget suggests you can afford.

How Do You Size Your Wedding Band?

On the surface, the answer to this question seems to be simple… you choose a wedding band that fits you, of course. However, many brides often wonder if they should choose a ring that’s slightly loose. This is done in anticipation of a quick pregnancy and the water retention, as described on www.babycenter.com, that goes with carrying a child. If you get married in January and are pregnant by March, there’s a chance your wedding band won’t fit by May.

As a general rule, you should look for a wedding band that fits you on your wedding day. It’s preferable that the band is a little too loose rather than too tight, but that aside, size your ring appropriately for the first day you will wear it.

 

Can A Wedding Band Have Precious Stones?

When most of us think of a wedding band, we think of a band– a simple, undisturbed ring of metal. However, there’s no rule that says this has to be what a wedding band looks like. If you want a little sparkle with your wedding band, then that’s completely up to you.

One option to consider is designing your own wedding band so that it is the perfect complement to your engagement ring. Designing your own band is easier than you might anticipate; you’ll need to browse for stones at diamondregistry.com and source a freelance ringmaker, but these are relatively easy tasks to accomplish. You can then design the ring you want, that fits perfectly alongside your engagement ring, and have a ring that is as unique as your marriage is.

Should A Wedding Band Be The Same Metal As Your Engagement Ring?

Perhaps– but this is very much up to you. There are no “rules” as to what a wedding band should be, so if you want to mix metals, then go for it. It’s your marriage and your representation of it; nothing but your desires should dictate what it looks like.

Hopefully the above will help you to make the right choices regarding your own wedding band; good luck!

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Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.

About Shafonne Myers {Editor-in-Chief}

Shafonne Myers is a certified wedding and event planner who longed for bridal inspiration that looked like her. She has created a website and magazine that brings bridal inspiration to plus size brides. She does speaking engagements educating the world about plus size brides and self confidence.

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