Top 5 Wedding Band Styles: Matching Wedding Bands to Ring Guards
Congratulations on engagement!
This is an exciting time, filled with dreaming, planning, and bringing your vision to life. However, for many brides and grooms all the planning, budgeting, and making big decisions (on topics you are not familiar with) can be overwhelming. While we may not be able to help you find your perfect venue, dress, or bouquet, we can help take the stress of out of wedding band shopping. Here are 5 timeless wedding band looks to help narrow your search and find the right ring!
Wedding Band Style #1: Stackable Wedding Bands
Stackable rings have been a growing jewelry trend over the past few years, and the bridal world is no exception. Any straight band can be worn as stackable wedding bands: including identical matching rings and mix and match bands (see the stack featured above). If you like the stackable look, but want a traditional single wedding band for your wedding day, buy one ring now and another to celebrate either your first anniversary.
Wedding Band Style #2: Ring Guard Sets
Have you heard of ring guard sets, ring inserts, ring enhancers, or double wedding bands? This is the trend of wearing two wedding bands, one on either side of the engagement ring. Not only does this trend keep the wedding set looking symmetric, by balancing a ring on either side of the engagement ring, but it also helps protect the ring's band from some damaged caused from everyday wear and tear.
Wedding Band Style #3: Curved Wedding Bands
Curved wedding bands hug the contour of the engagement ring giving your wedding set a well matched and cohesive look. These rings come in a variety of designs including diamond, all gold, vintage, etc. If this is the look for you, leave a little extra time, just in case you need to have the angle custom fit to the curvature of our your engagement ring.
Wedding Band Style #4: Straight Wedding Bands
Straight wedding bands are just that, a straight ring that stretches across the finger. These ring are excellent as stackable wedding bands and ring guard sets when purchased in multiples, or on their own as a traditional wedding band. What's more, if you do NOT plan on wearing your engagement ring everyday this is the look for you because, unlike curved rings that look awkward without the engagement ring, straight wedding bands can be worn on their own.
Wedding Band Style #5: Matching Wedding Bands
There are two types of matching wedding bands; wedding bands that match your partner's ring and a wedding band that matches your engagement ring. These days neither is a requirement. Therefore, if this is the look for you, go for it! If you like the look a little, but still want something a little unique, shop for wedding bands that share similar characteristics, but are not exact matches, such as the the wide and narrow wedding bands pictured above.
In conclusion, just remember that the right wedding band for you, is the one that you feel excited about. After all, this is the only wedding purchase that you will use everyday for the rest of your life. Make sure you love it!