The Complete Wedding Band Guide for Men & Women

Sep 15th 2022

The true symbol of your unwavering love is wearing a wedding band. A wedding band ties you and your partner together forever as you recite your vows to one another. As you begin the search for your wedding bands, there are many factors to keep in mind. You can choose a wedding band that’s simple so your engagement ring can be the star of the show. Or if you want your wedding band to stand out, select a metal or a finish that will look radiant! Whichever band you choose, it will eternalize your love with your partner.


Things To Consider Before You Start Wedding Band Shopping

You already have the perfect engagement ring, now comes the time to select the perfect band! It may take some time to search for the right band, but don’t fret! Doing your research and taking the time to correctly select the perfect wedding band will ensure a lifetime of happiness. 

1. Figure Out Your Budget

Just like planning your wedding, your wedding band selection should have a budget. And no matter what your budget is, you can find a beautiful wedding band within said budget. Many jewelry stores, like Icing On The Ring, are more than willing to work with you and your selected price point. Just because you have a budget doesn’t mean you can’t end up with the band of your dreams; we have options with your desired metal, width, and stones all within your budget. And don’t forget- if you choose to start small with a simple band, you can always have the option to upgrade your band to something more extravagant in the future!

2. Time It Right

Buying your wedding bands is just as exciting as buying your wedding dress or your suit! Your wedding bands can be purchased at any time during the planning process, but the typical timeline is 3-4 months before your wedding day. This will ensure that your band fits your finger, and for the woman, ensures that it fits well with your engagement ring. Whether you purchase your wedding band in store or purchase them online, getting your bands months before will guarantee you receive them well before your wedding day. If your wedding band doesn’t fit or isn’t what you expected, don’t worry! Giving yourself plenty of time to purchase your wedding band will provide peace of mind that the band will fit and is the perfect one!

3. Factor In Your Engagement Ring

Engagement rings can come in a variety of shapes and sizes, and certain wedding bands may not work with certain diamonds. When you begin the search for your perfect wedding band, you need to make sure that your band physically and visually fits with your diamond. For example, there are certain wedding bands that fit better with a solitaire diamond, as opposed to a radiant cut diamond. When shopping for your wedding band, be sure to have your engagement ring with you so you can see how beautiful your band looks with your diamond.

4. To Match Or Not To Match?

The great thing about wedding bands is that they can be matched to look like your partner’s band- and what better way to encompass your love than with matching wedding bands! Both wedding bands come in a variety of metals, finishes and styles, and can even be adorned with diamonds.


The Basics

When it comes to choosing a wedding band, understanding the basics will help you make the right decision. Choosing between metals, stones and finishes can seem like an overwhelming task, but Icing On The Ring can help make the process seamless.

A. Metals

No matter what your personal style is, there’s a metal that you will be sure to fall in love with. Icing On The Ring offers platinum, rose gold, yellow, gold, white gold, for both men and women. Men’s wedding bands also have the option for a tungsten wedding band, and bands made with any metal can be adorned with diamonds of all sizes. Depending on the metal of your engagement ring, you can match your wedding band with your diamond! If you like taking a walk on the wild side, don’t be afraid to mix metals; mixing white gold and yellow gold or even rose gold is a modern twist that will look gorgeous! 


B. Width

Wedding bands are a perfect expression of who you are! Some people prefer smaller rings that won’t get in their way of everyday activities. Others may enjoy a broader, bolder ring. You may also base your wedding band width with the size of your engagement ring - for example, a band with a larger width may not look great with a smaller engagement ring. To achieve a more bold look, browse our collection of stackable wedding bands! Stackable bands have a smaller width and can be worn at the top and bottom of your engagement ring

C. Stones

A wedding band with diamonds can simply be an extension of your stunning engagement ring. The stones on your wedding band can be either small or large, depending on your preference. Diamonds can envelope your wedding band, or you can have only a small singular row. Whether you prefer a classic design or something more extravagant, your diamond wedding band will be the star of the show! 


D. Engravings

Engravings on wedding bands add a specialized touch. Engravings on both men and women's wedding bands come in a variety of styles, so you can choose the one that fits your style best. Engravings can be small and intricate, or even bold and dramatic. You can even match your engraving to the engraving on your partner's ring, tying your love together forever.

E. Finishes

When it comes to the finish of your wedding band, there are a few to choose from. A high polished wedding band is a timeless classic and can come in any metal type, whereas a brushed finish gives a masculine touch to your wedding band but will still look great as you exchange rings! If your style is unique and modern, a hammered finish will leave a lasting impression on everyone! 

Wedding Band After Care

In order to correctly care for your wedding band, be sure to pay attention to your ring! If you notice that the shape of your ring is starting to wear, take it off immediately. This may happen with normal wear and tear. Don't be afraid to take off your ring either! If you need to do any serious activities with your hands (gardening, sports or working out) be sure to take off your ring. When it comes to cleaning your ring, soaking it for 15 minutes in warm soapy water will help clean away any dirt and gunk.


Your wedding band is the symbol that bonds you and your partner together forever. It may be overwhelming to choose a band that will both enhance your diamond and pair well with your personal style, but Icing On The Ring can help you in your search for the perfect ring. With several styles, metals, and finishes to choose from, your wedding band selection will be as easy as the day you both say “I Do.” 

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