Has the proposal taken place, and you’re ready to pick your dream wedding bands ahead of your ceremony? Often considered the second most important ring you’ll ever own, male and female wedding bands are fortunately very customisable, sleek and available in a wide range of designs to suit any budget, taste or selection of desired features.

When it comes to choosing your wedding jewellery, it’s important to take the time to hunt for you (and your spouse’s) dream wedding band. To help make this process a little easier, we’ve compiled a few key things future brides and grooms should keep in mind before purchasing their ideal wedding bands. Spanning from design styles and maintenance to matching bands and different metals, here’s our comprehensive guide to choosing the perfect jewellery for your upcoming wedding.

Things to consider with her wedding band

The first thing to think about is your future wife’s engagement ring. A popular choice amongst brides is to choose a wedding band that compliments their engagement ring. This could mean it sits cleanly alongside it, uses a similar design or setting, or fits within (or clicks together) so you have two twin rings together. As wedding bands are typically more simple, many future brides also opt for bands that are less glitzy than engagement rings, as not to dim the sparkle or effect of the engagement ring.

Popular traditional female wedding band styles include criss-cross bands, single prong, eternity-style bands, or petite bands with dainty gemstone cuts. Much like other rings, the most important thing to remember is that the more intricate your wedding band, the more attention, time and detail you’ll need to devote to cleaning and maintaining it. If you’d rather spare yourself the upkeep, opt for something sleek in design and simple in metal, such as gold or silver, that can be easily cleaned and kept sparkling.

Things to consider with his wedding band

The most important thing for a man to consider with his wedding band is the design and overall appearance. For many men, this is the only ring they’ll wear every day, so it will need to be a ring that is styled with longevity and durability in mind. Matching his and hers wedding bands are popular for this reason, as both halves of the couple wearing the same band invokes a sense of connection and further solidarity between them and their matrimony.

If you instead opt for separate wedding band designs, popular male wedding band styles include bevelled bands, low domes, flat bands or other similarly sleek designs. For something a little different, opt for a different coloured metal such as rose gold or titanium.

Contact Allgem Jewellers Today!

Whichever wedding band future bridges and grooms decide upon, you’ll find the wedding rings and jewellery of your dreams right here at Allgem Jewellers. Contact our professional master jewellers today to view our wide range of contemporary, traditional and custom-made wedding jewellery handcrafted to suit your taste, desired features and budget.