Should Wedding Bands Match? 

July 20, 2018 | By | Reply More

Wedding bands are a tradition that dates back hundreds of years, and when you place that band on your partner’s finger, you become part of that tradition. However, many couples face a dilemma in terms of whether their wedding rings should match. For some, it is a no-brainer while for others it is a matter of personal preference. Even though there is no right or wrong answer to “Should wedding bands match?” there are certain factors you need to consider before you make a final decision.

The primary idea behind matching wedding bands is to express that you and your partner are one and also show that not only do you both have similar likes but also that you belong with each other. At present, however, an increasing number of couples are ditching the idea of matching their wedding bands and are instead opting for different wedding bands. This allows them to express their individuality as well as their unique fashion sense while forgoing the option of sticking to the prevalent trends.

Plus, non-matching wedding bands allow couples to choose bands they actually love rather than going for something that doesn’t complement their looks, personality, and attire.

Choosing the Right Wedding Bands

Similar to wedding cakes, venues, and honeymoon destinations, the choice of rings also varies from couple to couple. When shopping for wedding bands, it is imperative that both you and your partner opt for a ring that you will actually love, especially since you are going to be wearing it every day. Before hitting the shops (online or offline), take into account the following factors:

1.     Metals

Wedding bands incorporate different types of metals, with gold, silver, as well as white gold, such as this one, being the most popular ones. If you have sensitive skin, you should look for hypoallergenic options. You can opt for a hammered wedding band, such as the 6mm 14k white gold domed hammered wedding band ring.

2.     Gemstones

Sure, diamond rings are the classic option, but why not take things up a notch? You can play around with an array of gemstones rings, including emerald, aquamarine, and amethyst. For instance, if you are having an outdoor wedding in a lush, green setting, this beautiful Peridot and Diamond Ring may prove an excellent choice for complementing the overall theme. Similarly, if you or your partner prefers a particular gemstone, you can explore your options and decide what suits you best.

3.     Customization

To take things to the next level and add an oomph to your wedding bands, you can opt for personalized wedding bands. Personalization allows you to get creative and lets you engrave your love in the form of words that will last forever. A good example is this 14K Gold “I AM MY BELOVED’S AND MY BELOVED IS MINE” wedding band by Apples of Gold.


Though tradition dictates that wedding bands should match, there is no set-in-stone rule that you need to stick to. Your wedding is your big day, and therefore your wedding band should be an expression of your love, without compromising your personality or style. In this day and age, where it is acceptable to cross the boundaries of tradition and culture, you should opt for what you want!

Category: Jewelry Guide, Wedding Bands, Wedding Bands for Men, Wedding Bands for Women, Wedding Jewelry, Wedding Rings

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