One of the most common questions couples ask when they are getting married is about matching wedding bands. Do they need to match each other? Does the band need to match the engagement ring? Questions like these are common and easily answered. Hopefully this Q&A will give you the insight you need to find your perfect wedding bands.
Question: "Do we need to shop for matching wedding bands?"
Answer: As lovely as the sentiment is, no, you certainly do not need to shop for matching wedding bands. Today's bridal world is all about choice, from venues to wedding bands, if you like it, then it's perfect!
Answer: There are lots of ways you can coordinate your rings without wearing identical matching wedding bands. The best way to accomplish this is to agree on one or two design elements that you both love and search for rings that have those elements. I recently wrote a blog that goes deeper into this subject.
Question: "I am not sure I want to shop for rings that are exactly matching wedding bands with my engagement ring, but I don't want anything too drastically different. What do you recommend?"
Answer: You are in good company, not all brides want matching wedding bands (though there is nothing wrong if you do). Some brides like to wear similar rings, while others choose rings that do not match at all! To ensure your buying the right wedding band to last a lifetime, make sure you look at the bigger picture and stay true to yourself.
Question: "I have seen a lot of brides ordering two matching wedding bands to frame their engagement ring, do they have to both be the same ring?"
Answer: Traditional wedding bands that frame the top and bottom of an engagement, also called 'ring guards,' are matching rings. However, in today's bridal world, you can really do what ever you want. I found this lovely wedding set featured on Jabel's blog showing how bride Kimiko used mixed metals, diamond shapes, and textures to create a chic modern wedding set.