How to Find a Men’s Wedding Band That Fits Perfectly

Choosing a wedding band is a very personal endeavor. After all, it’s supposed to represent your undying love for your spouse and will be the one accessory you wear every day.

But it can be an overwhelming process. The options are seemingly endless once you start looking. There are more materials and styles available than ever before. And of course, you can always decide to go with a custom design.

Whether you’re considering modern meteorite wedding bands or want a simple, traditional gold band, it’s important to put some thought into the decision after your better half accepts your proposal.

To Match or Not to Match

Obviously, you and your fiance make a great pair, but should you get matching wedding bands? That’s a discussion every couple should have well in advance of the wedding.

Some couples like to have wedding bands that look the same as a way to signify that marriage has made them one. But other couples are composed of two very independent individuals that like to do their own thing. You may want to find bands that compliment one another without being exactly the same.

There’s no right or wrong answer. Just make sure you’re on the same page before you go ring shopping.

Personal Style

You chose an engagement ring that reflects your fiance’s personal style, and the same should hold true for your wedding band. The best wedding bands for worldly men will be quite different than the ones chosen by men that like to keep things simple.

For some men, personal style is well cultivated and they know exactly what ring will fit the rest of their wardrobe. Others may need to put some thought to what their personal style is and how that factors into their wedding band. Take time to consider what your personal style is and how it has evolved over the years. This will give you a better idea of what ring will fit your personal style for years to come.

Finger Fit

Like your suits and shoes, fit is a big part of finding the best wedding band. Size is certainly an important consideration no matter what type of wedding band you choose. You may want to get professional sizing done by a jeweler to confirm the actual size. But you should also think about the width of the band, how raised it is off the finger and how it’s constructed.

There is something called comfort fit bands. These bands are designed so that the interior of the band is curved or doomed rather than straight and flat. This makes the ring more comfortable when it’s going over the bulge of the knuckle.

One of the most common questions men ask is how snug a wedding band should be. A good rule of thumb is that the band should go over the knuckle with a little bit of friction and be snug enough to fit on the finger without slop. Getting the best fit possible means you need to understand ring finger anatomy and consider what type of fingers you have before buying.

Day-to-Day Lifestyle

Do you have a labor intensive job? Are you hands-on with your hobbies? Your day-to-day lifestyle is another consideration. This will largely influence the material of the ring since some materials are more durable than others.

Titanium is the most durable metal on the market, and it’s also lightweight. Platinum is also durable, but it weighs more. If you need a wedding band that can handle roughly handling you may want to steer clear of silver and high karat gold.

Don’t Be Afraid to Splurge

You can’t put a price on love. You also shouldn’t hold back when it comes to the most important piece of jewelry you’ll ever own that represents such a major milestone in life. Definitely set a budget that you’re comfortable with, but don’t be afraid to splurge.