One of my favorite questions in our print real wedding interview is “What three words best describe your wedding day?” Some of these words are often physical descriptions, like beautiful or colorful, but many are a little more abstract–intimate, romantic, timeless, and so on. Regardless, it’s so much fun to see what couples choose, and it gives us wonderful insight into what they felt on that special day! The same question can (and should!) be posed before the wedding as well–it can help narrow down a feel and style, and guide countless decisions. One unexpected decision it can help with? Choosing wedding bands!
Before going ring shopping, sit down with your fiancé and identify a few words that you hope will describe your wedding. Whether you then choose to match your wedding band to your engagement ring, select coordinating “his and hers” rings, or go with options that are totally different, your wedding band will represent your union, and the lifelong journey you are embarking on as a couple. When choosing a ring that will hold up and look amazing all the days of your life, we love platinum for its durability and low maintenance (since it’s naturally white, it won’t require re-dipping or plating). We’ve included some beautiful platinum options below that fit a variety of styles!
Artistic: (like Caitlan + BJ by Jen Dillender) An unconventional bridal look, like an ombré sequin wedding dress, calls for an unconventional ring–the geometric shapes in this Cathy Waterman style are edgy, yet elegant. This band would look lovely paired with an Art Deco-era engagement ring, but would also be just as striking on its own.
Classic: (like Lauren + Casey by Whitebox Photo) If you’re a traditional bride who gets giddy about lace gowns, ballroom celebrations, and tall white cakes, chances are, a ring that will look just as timeless 50 years from now is the right fit for you. The pavé diamonds in this Blue Nile ring make it extra special!
Glamorous: (like Andrea + Erick by Kristin Sweeting) No amount of sparkle is too much for the glamorous bride! A wedding band with both diamonds and sapphires, like this one from Tiffany & Co., is unique and show-stopping.
Modern: (like Cara + Jerrit by Ryan Price) The modern bride isn’t afraid to try something different–whether that be including unexpected flowers in her bouquet, or wearing a wedding band made of champagne diamonds, like this one by Ritani.
What words would you choose to describe your wedding? Does your wedding ring fit those same descriptions? We’d love to hear!
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