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How to Choose Men's Wedding Bands

Posted by Grogan Jewelers By Lon on Apr 29, 2020 2:47:16 PM

In Wedding Bands, Wedding, men

There's a lot that goes into finding a bride's wedding band. So much so, that the groom's wedding band search may be an afterthought for many couples. But it shouldn't be! Men's wedding bands are just as important as the bride's, and it's important to provide a groom with the luxury of finding a special ring too!

Finding a Men's Wedding Band to Fit Your Style

Most men are content with choosing a simple or classic wedding band -- but is that what they actually want? Have they taken the time to explore and determine if that's the style they want for the rest of their life? Choosing a ring style that complements your personal style is important because that ring is going to be staying on your finger with every outfit you put on and every event you ever attend. It's what you'll be wearing whether you're going to a black-tie event or working the ranch, so it's important to think about what will be necessary for you to want to keep it on in every situation.

When thinking about your lifestyle and your style, one of the most important decisions you can make has to do with the metal (or non-metal) your wedding ring is made of. Men who have active lifestyles or work in service positions are starting to opt for silicone rings that fit securely on their fingers and never get caught on loose objects or clothing. Men who work in industries where their ring will need to be able to withstand a lot of wear and tear usually opt for titanium rings. Men who live more of a luxe lifestyle or are business professionals like to lean toward gold metals and diamonds.

A classic is the yellow gold wedding band for men. This classic can be a great choice, but if you want something that's more unique to you, try looking at other options. You may be surprised at which wedding bands you resonate with and could see your self wearing for the rest of your life.

Choosing the Correct Wedding Band Size

Choosing a wedding band for a man is different than choosing a wedding band for a woman. Women can usually guess their ring size pretty well, but men will want to go in-person to a jewelry store to get their finger sized. This can be done for free!

The biggest consideration for men, when it comes to wedding band size, is the width. A very common ring width for men has always been a diameter of 8mm, but that's not necessarily the width that every man should just default to. Men all have very different hands and finger sizes, and what may look good on one man may not look good on you. Narrow bands tend to work well for men with thin or small fingers, and wide bands tend to work well for men with large hands and big fingers. When you go in to try rings, we recommend trying different widths to see what looks best on you, because you just won't know for sure until you see it on your finger!

Matching Wedding Bands

Many couples ask the question, "Should our wedding bands match?"

That completely depends on your preference! If you are a sucker for tradition, go for the matching bands. It's possible for brides and grooms to choose wedding bands unique to them that also still match well with their partner's wedding band. Some couples also choose to have two bands for the groom- one that matches the bride's wedding band and one that he can have for everyday use. Men's wedding bands are very affordable, so for many couples, this option makes sense.

You can also choose to be that couple that throws tradition out the window and has non-matching rings that are completely unique to yourselves. Many couples choose to let their uniqueness shine through their wedding bands, and come up with creative ways to showcase them in their wedding photography too!

At the end of the day, what's important is that you are true to yourself in your decision. Choosing a ring that makes sense for your lifestyle, personal style, and is unique to you is in your hands! Take a look at our men's wedding bands online or come browse our selection in person when we are able to open our doors again.