Take a break from choosing linens and stationery and get to the stuff that really sparkles: Your wedding band! With styles ranging from contemporary to classic, you’re sure to find a ring you’ll love wearing long after you’ve said, “I Do.” Here’s our guide to choosing a wedding band that uniquely symbolizes your forever.
1. Get Inspired
Social media has opened a whole new world of wedding planning inspiration. Pinterest and Instagram are excellent ways to explore different styles, whether you’re drawn to classic diamond-studded bands or something more contemporary, like an enhancer. Check out @kayjewelers on Instagram and Pinterest for jewelry inspo.
2. Plan Accordingly
Three to four months before the big day is a good time to start browsing for wedding bands. Often, couples like to look together. So, whether you opt to shop online or at your local KAY, make a date of it and have fun exploring styles together. We recommend purchasing your wedding bands at least three to four months before your wedding, so make sure to add this important to-do to your planning timeline.
3. Choose Your Style
Opt for a Bridal Set
Take the guesswork out of wedding band shopping with a bridal set. These sets typically include an engagement ring and wedding band from the same designer or collection and are made and sold as a pair.
Add Extra Sparkle with an Enhancer
An enhancer band is a more modern design that wraps around your engagement ring, encircling your ring with additional rows of diamonds. Enhancers are a great choice for solitaire engagement rings, showcasing the center diamond and adding extra sparkle for a bigger statement.
Complement What You Have
Most brides consider their engagement ring when shopping for wedding bands. Consider the band style and whether you want it to sit flush alongside your engagement ring or some space in between. Make it a perfect pair with matching metal colors and style elements, like complementary diamond shapes and detailing.
Stack for More Sparkle
Recently, more brides have opted to add to their ring finger stack with multiple stackable bands. Get creative with mixed metals, fancy diamond shapes, gemstones or chic eternity bands with our wide range of bands. This is a fun way to incorporate classic and modern styles in one stack. Additional bands also make great ideas for anniversary gifts down the road.
There’s something special about an always-classic wedding band. These designs are typically very simple, ranging from solid metal bands to bands lined with round-cut diamonds. You won’t have to worry about keeping up with a particular trend since these styles are sure to stand the test of time.
Create a Custom Band
With custom design services available online and in all KAY stores, designing a wedding band that perfectly complements your engagement ring is easier than ever. Make it uniquely yours with an engraving of your names, a sentimental phrase, or your wedding date. Book an appointment with a jewelry expert, bring in your ideas and watch your vision come to life.
Show us your dream band in the comments — and as always, find endless inspiration right here at The Union.