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His and Hers Matching Wedding Bands

With summer quickly approaching, that means wedding season is just around the corner. For those getting married this summer, that means time is running out. Every wedding has last minute details that need attention. From the seating chart to the flowers on the wedding arch, there’s always something that gets overlooked. One important detail in every ceremony is the wedding bands, and some times the bride and groom put off selecting wedding rings until the last minute. Despite the importance of wedding bands, choosing them can be so difficult that many people wait too long and end up with something that isn’t perfect. One simple solution, though, is his and hers matching wedding bands.

How To Select Matching Wedding Bands

There are many ways to pair his and hers wedding rings. Perhaps the easiest way to decide on a ring metal. One easy way to choose a ring metal for wedding rings is to match the bride’s engagement ring. If she has a 14k white gold engagement ring, then 14k white gold wedding bands will match perfectly. By reducing the number of options, it can make selecting the right wedding ring for him and her a little easier. Another way to decide on wedding rings is to match the ring style of the engagement ring. For example, if she has a pave set engagement ring, then perhaps the matching wedding bands should feature pave set diamonds.

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Matching channel-set wedding band and engagement ring

Mix and Match Wedding Bands

Although most couples prefer to have matching wedding bands, there are plenty of ways to mix and match rings, too. In fact, this is often necessary for couples who find themselves in the “opposites attract” category. Since these couples may have polar opposite styles, it may be easier to find complimenting rings instead of matching wedding bands. However, this doesn’t mean the rings will look strange next to each other in wedding photos. Recently, it has even become trendy to pair different ring metals together to create two tone looks. This can be an excellent way to incorporate a secondary ring metal into the groom’s wedding band. This way, he can have the white gold look he wants while including accents of her rose gold engagement ring.

Start your search for the perfect matching wedding bands from Adiamor today!

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What Wedding Ring Metal Is Right For Him?

In recent years, one of the biggest trends on the internet has been artisanal jewelry. From Instagram retailers to Etsy crafters all the way to international drop shipping, jewelry has seen an explosion in popularity. However, while costume jewelry is great for a night out with friends, it is not heirloom quality worthy of your wedding day. This is doubly true for men. While some husbands may want a wedding band made from a whiskey barrel and elk antlers, they aren’t a wise choice for a wedding ring. When selecting a wedding ring metal for your husband, be sure to pick a strong precious metal like gold or platinum that will last as long as your marriage.

To help future wives select the best wedding ring metal for their man, we’ve put together this simple guide to men’s wedding bands. By answering just a few questions, you’ll easily be able to select the perfect men’s wedding band for your big day.

Colorful or Refined?

If your man is into fashion and bright colors, then the perfect wedding ring for him is made from rose gold. Not only are rose gold rings incredibly on trend, they are also very much on the rise as a men’s accessory. The rose gold color wonderfully compliments almost every skin tone, plus it adds a pop of color that can be paired with a wide range of looks. On the other hand, if standing out from the crowd isn’t the goal, then a white gold or platinum wedding band may be the better choice. The subtle, cool silvery tones present a refined, sophisticated look. If you find your future husband needs more than one ring metal, then browse dual finish wedding bands that utilize multiple ring metals.

men's yellow gold comfort fit wedding band

Thick Or Thin?

Another question to answer with men’s wedding rings is the thickness of the ring itself. Although most men do not wear rings other than their wedding band, many quickly grow comfortable wearing the ring and prefer it to have some heft. In these cases, a wide, comfortable band in a heavy metal like platinum is the best option. However, the most classic of all men’s wedding rings is the simple yellow gold band. A typical comfort fit wedding band is approximately 5mm in width. Men with larger hands will probably want a wider ring.

Shop for men’s wedding rings from Adiamor today!

 

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Wedding Planning Tips: Online Wedding Invite Etiquette

For anyone who is planning a wedding in 2018, it is important to remember that times have changed. Almost everyone, even your grandmother, now has a smartphone. This means that modern wedding invite etiquette has changed, too. In the past, wedding invitations contained a wealth of information including RSVP cards, return envelopes, registry information and more. Just a few years ago, wedding planners and worried brides would be huddled around the mailbox waiting to see who was bringing a date and whether they ordered the chicken or the fish. Thankfully, those days are now over.

Do I Have To Include Stamped Return Envelopes?

In 2018, the simple answer is no. While mothers of brides to be will certainly push for stamped return envelopes, they are no longer required wedding invite etiquette. In fact, the majority of wedding RSVPs are now made online. A wide range of online companies now exist within the wedding industry, and these websites help wedding planners. By allowing users to create and manage guest lists online, wedding invites are much easier to manage. When it comes to your wedding day, you no longer need to create a paper trail.

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When it comes to wedding invitations, the rules have changed.

Should I Live Stream My Wedding?

While most people are now comfortable committing to attending a wedding using the internet, a less common thing is live streaming the wedding. However, this option makes plenty of sense for many couples. One scenario is that more and more couples look to exchange wedding bands during intimate, destination ceremonies. These weddings would be prohibitively expensive if they also included 200 guests. In this case, streaming the wedding online makes perfect sense. Modern wedding invite etiquette would suggest sending actual invitations that include the web address of the stream. This is also a great option for friends or family members who are unable to travel, such as the elderly or new mothers.

Can I Invite People To My Wedding On Facebook?

Although it may seem like the easiest way to send invites in 2018, modern wedding invite etiquette still requires sending actual invitations. Therefore, only inviting people to your wedding via social media like Facebook is frowned upon. However, Facebook can still be a great auxiliary tool. It’s a great way to manage smaller aspects of the wedding, such as planning wedding showers or contacting the entire bridal party at once. Additionally, it is a great space to share wedding photos or to brag about the men’s wedding ring you picked out for your husband. Overall, though, Facebook should not be the primary invite.

For more help in planning your wedding, check out the Adiamor wedding ring guide today!

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What Wedding Band Width Is Right For Me?

When selecting a wedding ring, many people consider the ring metal and style. However, one element many people don’t consider is how comfortable the ring is on their hand. Finding the right wedding band width is important when selecting the right ring for you. These days, women’s wedding bands come in a variety of sizes. Dainty wedding bands are thinner, and they are the perfect choice for matching thin band engagement rings. On the other hand, many women have discovered the comfort of wider bands. Consider the following factors when choosing a wedding band width.

Dainty Wedding Bands

While there is no specific width that defines a dainty ring, typically these wedding bands are less than 2mm wide. Although dainty wedding bands are smaller than other styles, this does not mean they cannot contain diamonds. Pave set diamonds are the perfect solution to adding diamonds to dainty bands. Finally, consider the size of the engagement ring when deciding on a dainty wedding band. Pairing a simple solitaire to a dainty diamond ring is an excellent way to add sparkle to a matched set.

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Pairing a dainty diamond band with a thin band engagement ring creates a gorgeous match.

Comfort Fit Bands

Comfort fit wedding bands are named for their easy fit. However, simply making a ring wider does not necessarily mean it will be more or less comfortable. Dainty bands can still be comfortable despite their smaller width. This is because what defines a comfort bit band is more on the interior of the ring than the wedding band width. Comfort bands have rounded interiors which creates a more relaxed fit that softens the ring’s edges.

The Right Wedding Band Width For You

When deciding the right wedding band for you, the most important aspects are comfort and style. Be certain to pick a wedding band style that matches your engagement ring. This will limit any potential problems when both rings are worn at the same time. Just as important, though, is to pick a width that feels comfortable. Comfort fit rings are available in nearly every style. If you need help shopping for women’s wedding bands, give us a call today at 877-627-5094!

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Why It Makes Sense To Buy A Matched Set

Many people struggle when choosing wedding rings. These days, there are more styles and non traditional alternatives than ever. However, many of these options are ultimately impractical and excessively expensive. Unless you’re happy with a rubber ring that symbolically represents your marriage, buying a real wedding band makes the most sense. Additionally, when choosing the right wedding ring for you, consider a matched set. For most women, a matched set makes the most sense as a wedding ring.

What Is A Matched Set?

Matched sets are a type of wedding ring that directly pairs with the engagement ring. A matching plain or diamond accented band is created in the same style as the diamond engagement ring, and many times these rings are tailored to the base of the engagement ring. Therefore, both rings fit flush together; sometimes the rings are soldered together. The main goal of soldering the rings together is to prevent wear and scratches. This is something that cannot be done by stacking a nontraditional ring with a classic solitaire engagement ring.

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A matched set of 14k white gold rings

Picking The Right Matched Set For Your Ring

One misconception is that a matching ring limits the amount of options brides have. However, this is not the case as a matched set can include two custom rings. While you can shop for matched sets that include the perfect ring pairing, this is not the only way for your rings to match. If you already purchased an engagement ring from Adiamor, we can use your custom designed diamond ring and create a matching wedding band. We can do this because we create and manufacture our rings ourselves.

When shopping for the wedding bands, the best advice is not to overthink it. At first, it may seem like rubber or wooden alternatives offer something different. However, these rings will not last like precious metal wedding bands. Additionally, these rings may even damage the diamond engagement ring. A matched set is the perfect answer as it allows for the rings to be paired perfectly. Plus, you won’t have to worry about knocking any diamonds loose.

Shop the Adiamor collection of matched sets today!

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Fully Customized Matching Wedding Bands

When searching for wedding rings, one thing many women prefer is a matched set. This means that the wedding band is a perfect match for her engagement ring. Often times, though, a woman’s engagement ring does not have a direct match. In these cases, it is necessary to have a custom wedding band made. Not only will this wedding ring be the perfect pair to the diamond engagement ring, it will also prevent damage to either ring. Since both the wedding band and engagement ring are a matched set, they nestle together without creating friction damage.

Matched Sets

If your engagement ring has a matching wedding ring, then find the right matching wedding bands for your ring is no sweat. However, just because Adiamor carries the matching band does not mean it can’t be customized to your tastes. Our expert designers and certified gemologists work together to create beautiful wedding jewelry, but we understand the desire for something unique. We can take one of our existing women’s wedding bands and customize it. Whether you’d like to add diamonds or change the ring metal, we can create the perfect matching wedding band for your engagement ring.

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A customized matching wedding band for our French cut basket setting.

Customized Rings and Bands

Over the years, we’ve created thousands of engagement rings for our customers. One of our most popular items, though, is offering the ability to design your own engagement ring from scratch. By selecting a diamond and an engagement setting from our collection, we customize an engagement ring just for you. However, we can also create customized wedding bands. If we already have a wedding band you like, we can modify it to your needs. Even if you purchased your engagement ring elsewhere, we can create something unique that matches.

Contact Us Today About Matching Wedding Bands

There are two ways to contact us about customized wedding bands. The most direct option is to call an Adiamor customer service representative at (877) 627-5094. One of our experienced reps will walk you through the process of creating a custom band. Another way to is to fill out our online form for custom rings. Then we will contact you to start the design process.

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When Should We Take The Honeymoon?

Many engaged couples look for to two primary aspects of getting married: the reception and the honeymoon. While the ceremony itself certainly takes a lot of planning, the reception is often where the bulk of the work comes. Even though the guest list is important to the ceremony, no one has to plan where the wedding guests sit for the exchanging of the vows. At the reception, though, seats are generally assigned, and creating this seating chart is a major stressor. In addition, the reception requires decorations, menus, caterers, cakes, music, and bar tenders. With all of this planning, couples some times take a look at the honeymoon and decide to put it off. While it may seem like a great idea to delay the honeymoon, there are many reasons to take the honeymoon right away.

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If it is possible, take the honeymoon directly after the wedding.

Why To Take The Honeymoon Immediately

One of the main reasons to honeymoon right away is to leave the wedding stress behind. While navigating the airport may not seem like a lot of fun, sitting on the beach with a drink in your hand is. Planning the honeymoon is definitely one extra step, but it is a step worth taking. However, be sure to plan the right kind of honeymoon for you and your spouse. If you’ve spent a lot of time making a lot of decisions leading up to your wedding, an all-inclusive resort might be the answer. Not only will you have plenty of food and drink available, you won’t be constantly reaching for your wallet. On the other hand, if you’re a couple who blows off steam with adventure, be sure your honeymoon includes some action.

The honeymoon is often regarded as one of the best parts about getting married. While it may hard to believe that it gets better than either the proposal or saying “I do,” the honeymoon gives couples a chance to relax, get away, and start their marriage off on a high note. By taking the honeymoon directly after the wedding, you’ll be able to avoid an anti-climatic trip.  Finally, be sure your travel plans involve keeping your engagement ring safe, and you’ll have a great time!

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Why Do So Many Couples Skip the Wedding And Elope?

In recent years, young couples have dramatically changed the dynamic of traditional weddings. From outdoor ceremonies to themed weddings, more and more millennials are pursuing unique wedding experiences. However, this change has also coincided with rising wedding costs. Currently, the average cost of a wedding and reception is nearly $30,000. This is one reason many couples are choosing to elope instead of having a wedding ceremony. While eloping is definitely cheaper, couples should definitely weigh the pros and cons. A traditional wedding allows parents to participate, a wedding photographer to document the memories, and offers the reception. Nevertheless, eloping has plenty enticing advantages, and more and more couples are deciding to elope.

You Can Elope And Still Have A Party

Even if a couple decides on eloping, it is still possible to through a reception later. This can be tricky as some people feel hurt and left out since they were not able to participate in the ceremony. It is important to word post-elopement reception invitations carefully. The main goal is to invite friends and family to celebrate love and marriage. In order to do this successfully, be warm and inviting in a way that encourages other people to show up. This will help them feel like they are a part of the wedding, even if they didn’t attend the actual exchanging of the wedding rings. One tip is send invites to a Wedding Celebration instead of a party. While eloping will definitely save money on wedding costs, it should be noted that most couples do not receive wedding presents in the same manner after eloping.

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Be sure to have a professional photographer capture your elopement

Be Sure To Document Your Elopement

Even if you’ve decided to skip figuring out a guest list and ranking your friends to determine who should be the maid of honor, it is important to document an elopement. Whether you decide to hire a photographer for the moment or go all out with a wedding video, you will want to be able to share your wedding day with other people at some point. It may be something to give to your parents as a photo album, or it may be something you decide to show during a later celebration. Additionally, having the photos or videos to look back on will be a great way to spend future wedding anniversaries.

Deciding to elope can certainly save young couples a lot of money and avoid plenty of stress. However, keep in mind how friends and family will react, especially if you plan to have a reception later. Finally, even if eloping is more for a sense of privacy than saving money, be sure to have someone capture the moment so you can look back on your wedding day in the future.

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Eternity Bands and Wedding Rings: What’s the Difference?

Eternity bands and wedding rings are often confused to being the same item. However, there are differences between the two ring styles ranging from design and construction to purpose. While wedding bands are traditionally exchanged as part of the ceremony, some couples do opt to use eternity rings instead. Keep reading the Adiamor blog to learn more about the differences between eternity bands and wedding rings.

Wedding Rings

 

wedding ringsTraditionally, wedding rings are used in the wedding ceremony. The rings are symbolic, representing an unbroken circle of love. During a ceremony, the wedding ring is placed on the ring finger of the bride by the husband and vice versa. For brides, the wedding ring typically matches the engagement ring. While most classic rings feature a plain band, contemporary rings often include diamond accents. For matched sets, the wedding band will directly match the engagement ring. However, many modern brides like to mix and match their ring styles. Additionally, many wedding rings include a notched base that allows the band to fit flush against the engagement ring. Some times, the wedding band and engagement ring are soldered together to prevent damage to either ring.

Shop the Adiamor collection of wedding rings today.

Eternity Bandseternity bands

While wedding rings that include diamonds generally only wrap halfway around, eternity bands feature diamonds that go all the way around the band. Although many eternity bands feature round diamonds, these rings can be made with fancy shapes ranging form princess cut diamonds to emerald cut and more. Although wedding bands are generally used as part of the wedding ceremony, eternity bands are often used to celebrate sentimental moments such as an anniversary or the birth of a child. Eternity rings are incredibly versatile in that they can be worn  on their own or stacked with other types of rings. The never-ending circle of diamonds is meant to represent an everlasting love.

Shop the Adiamor collection of eternity bands today.

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The 4 Best Reasons To Exchange Wedding Rings Outside

In recent years, more and more couples are looking to get married in non-traditional places. While churches often provide beautiful backdrops for a wedding ceremony, younger couples are exploring other options. With the help of Pinterest, more and more millennials are taking the DIY approach to wedding ceremonies. Crafty couples have found ways to turn barns, old fire stations, and city parks into gorgeous wedding venues. If you’re looking to join the outdoor wedding movement, consider these 5 great reasons to exchange wedding rings outside.

Customize The Decor For A Unique Setting

One reason couples are moving their wedding vows outside is the ability to completely customize the decor. This allows a bride to have the themed wedding of her dreams with every detail exactly as she imagined it. Additionally, this allows for a great variety of DIY decorations. Not only will the choice to exchange wedding rings outside inspire decorating creatively, it will also allow couples on a budget to save money by doing it themselves.

Get Married At Sunset

Although indoor weddings provide a timeless feel, there’s nothing quite like getting married during the sunset. In addition to a picturesque backdrop, your wedding photographer will love getting shots during the so-called “golden hour” leading up to sunset. Plus, the natural lighting will allow every wedding dress to shine and every custom designed engagement ring to sparkle.

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Getting married outside allows for plenty of dramatic photographs.

Casual Atmosphere

Outdoor weddings also allow for a more casual atmosphere. This means both the crowd and the bridal party can breathe a sigh of relief. Deciding to exchange wedding rings outside will keep the ceremony lighthearted. Plus, the groom won’t have to worry about sweating through his tuxedo with a cool breeze. And, with a more casual ceremony, the reception will sure to be off to a great start without stifling small talk. Everyone will be able to instantly remark at the great weather and gorgeous sunset.

Ceremony + Reception In One Venue

Speaking of the reception, the last great reason to exchange wedding rings outside is its easy to combine the ceremony and reception into one venue. This especially works great for outdoor venues that have a bit of separation, such as a barn wedding or a wedding in a park. During cocktail hour, simply relocate the rows of chairs while everyone is grabbing a drink. By combining venues, couples can save a little money that they can put towards a honeymoon or buying a home.