Shopping for an engagement ring and shopping for wedding rings are two distinctly different experiences. The former is typically steeped in mystery for one member of the couple, while the latter is more of a team effort; equal say, no surprises. When you both have endless choice and ample time to browse for, where to start? How about with this one potential point of contention; should you get matching wedding bands?
Symbolism of Matching Wedding Bands
Do The Bride and Groom’s Wedding Bands Need to Match?
Not unlike rearranging your apartment together or agreeing on Save The Dates, deciding on matching wedding rings you both like is a project that can bring up differences of opinion and style. Whether its his & hers, hers & hers, or his & his, most couples who decide on truly matching rings stick with simple bands in precious metals, no stones, and women typically opt for a smaller width ring than men.
Rings for Couples
Matching Wedding Bands
Two of a kind: The Leah and Augusta Bands by Abby Sparks Jewelry.
Complimentary Weddings Bands
Wedding bands that don’t exactly match but share a similar design aesthetic are a nice compromise between identical and totally individual. These rings look like they live in the same universe, but they each have their own personality. Many couples choose to go this route. The most common path is for one ring to have diamonds or gemstones, and the other to have none. Wedding bands like The Sara and Nick (above) are a nice reminder that gemstones can be a “hell yes” for both parties.
Non-matching Wedding Bands
Two different bands, one happy couple. Read more about Logan and Alexa’s journey.