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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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How To Budget For Your Wedding

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting parts of any couple’s life. However, it can also lead to a huge amount of stress. This is because weddings are huge events that require endless planning. Additionally, anything “wedding” related is extremely expensive. Whether it’s the photographer, the restaurant hosting the rehearsal dinner, or the flowers, adding the word “wedding” increases the price. These days, the cost of the average American wedding is upwards of $35,000. In order to help you best prepare for your dream wedding, we’ve put together some helpful tips to budget for your wedding.

How Large Is Your Guest List?

The biggest costs will your wedding will be dependent upon the size of the guest list. Large weddings require large venues, and these will be exponentially more expensive. Additionally, consider the location of your wedding. A rustic barn wedding venue will cost less than a destination wedding. Weddings in major cities like New York or Los Angeles will also be much more expensive than weddings in rural Arkansas. Also, large weddings mean massive catering bills. The average cost per plate at a wedding is $68, which means you should probably consider how much you want to invite your third cousin Jimmy. Finally, a big wedding reception wouldn’t be the same without alcohol, and an open bar will quickly rack up a high tab. Essentially, the larger the wedding, the bigger the bill.

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It’s simple math: the larger the wedding, the bigger the bill.

Where Can I Save Money?

The list of places to save money when figuring out how to budget for your wedding is extensive. However, the smarter list is to figure out where NOT to skimp. Most married couples point to three places to splurge: the photographer, the wedding rings, and the wedding coordinator. Since the photographer will be the primary source of memories, it is important to have an exceptional documentation of your big day. The wedding coordinator will help prevent any mishaps and keep the day running smoothly even if there is a last minute catastrophe. Finally, the wedding rings are the ultimate representation of your marriage. While it may seem like a fun idea to get matching tattoos or picking up a wooden ring from the local farmer’s market, the smart move is to buy wedding rings online. Not only will you still save money over shopping at a mall jeweler, your gold or diamond wedding bands will last forever. When planning your wedding budget, definitely set aside money for wedding rings, a photographer, and a day of coordinator.

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Planning A Valentine’s Day Proposal? Start Planning The Wedding, Too

If you are one of the many men who are currently plotting out the details to a Valentine’s Day proposal, get ready to start thinking about the wedding! While presenting your bride to be with the gorgeous custom designed engagement ring of her dreams will be a thrilling moment, wedding planning will start almost immediately. Be prepared to answer lots of questions from your friends and family regarding the wedding date, the size of the wedding, and more.

When’s The Date?

If you’re planning to propose soon, you better have a wedding date in mind, too. If you know your future bride is set on a summer wedding, then proposing on Valentine’s Day either means a short or long engagement. A short engagement can be very stressful because of the amount of wedding planning involved. However, a long engagement can also feel endless to couples who are ready to be married. The average engagement period in the United States is about 14 months, so a Valentine’s Day proposal is perfect for brides who want an early summer wedding.

Big Celebration or Intimate Ceremony?

In addition to the wedding date, the next big question will be about the size of the wedding. Depending on the size of the families, the guest list can get very long very fast. If you know her mom has 8 siblings, then you better expect a big wedding. One thing to keep in mind, though, is a wedding ceremony is the day of the bride and groom.  Be sure to make the wedding day special for the both of you, even if you’re getting help paying.

Matching Wedding Rings

While it may not seem important when you’re deciding between rose gold engagement rings and white gold engagement rings, another thing to consider with your Valentine’s Day proposal is the wedding bands. Many brides prefer to have a diamond wedding band that matches their engagement ring. Additionally, some couples prefer both to have matching wedding rings as a couple, too. Although its a smaller detail, its another big questions. Definitely consider matching bands when planning your Valentine’s Day proposal this year.

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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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The Perfect Pair of Diamond Earrings For Your Wedding Day

Planning a wedding is hard work. From finding the right dress to getting the seating chart just right, there’s plenty of details that can be overlooked. However, one thing many brides focus on is wedding day jewelry. In addition to finding the perfect matching wedding band, most women want the right pair of earrings too. While earrings may seem like a small detail, the right pair can make a huge difference. Although picking the right pair of diamond earrings can seem impossible, it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Consider these tips when selecting your diamond earrings, and you’ll find the perfect pair in no time!

Match Your Diamond Earrings To Your Diamond Ring

One of the best ways to pick the right pair of earrings is to match them to your ring. For example, if you have a halo setting, then pre set diamond halo earrings make perfect sense. Even if you have a custom designed engagement ring, matching styles is a great option. This simplifies your decisions, and it also allows your jewelry to appear as a set. Additionally, while the diamond earrings may be intended for your wedding day, they can still be worn for other occasions. When selecting diamond earrings, be sure to also match the diamond shape. If your ring is round, you’ll want round diamonds in your earrings whereas a princess cut ring should be paired with princess cut diamond earrings.

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These round diamond earrings would pair perfectly with a halo engagement setting.

Contrasting Metals?

One question many brides ask is whether or not to have contrasting metals. The truth is that the decision is up to you. While some engagement rings and wedding bands combine two different metals successfully, this should definitely be the limit. Also, consider what pieces of jewelry are made from which metals. If both your engagement ring and wedding ring are rose gold, then you should probably continue the theme with your diamond earrings. However, white gold earrings are extremely versatile and can be paired with almost anything. Therefore, if you like the look of white gold earrings with a yellow gold ring, then go for it!

Shop Adiamor’s collection of pre set diamond earrings today!

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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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Wedding Planning Tips: Who To Cut From The Guest List

If you ask anyone who has ever tried to plan a wedding, the guest list causes fights. Whether it is trying to justify inviting your best friend from second grade who moved to Chile or her sorority grand little, every guest list has issues. When deciding on wedding guests, there are a couple of tips that help the process. However, not every guest list is equal. If you have a large family, the guest list is very challenging. Another thing to consider when deciding who to invite is who is paying for the wedding.

Start Planning Early

By starting early, you can avoid many problems with the list. Depending on who you ask, a wedding venue needs to be secured at least one year ahead of time. Not only will this determine the wedding date, it will also decide the maximum number of invitations. By planning ahead, you will avoid forgetting someone. Additionally, if you will be exchanging wedding vows at a destination wedding, less people are likely to show up. Take these things into consideration when trimming your list.

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Deciding who makes the wedding guest list is hard, but it doesn’t have to be a battle

Ask Your Mom

Even if your parents aren’t paying for the wedding, they will have people they think should be at your wedding. Whether its friends of the family, a long lost cousin, or the neighbors you forgot, mothers have a keen sense of who should make the cut. Additionally, mom is a great resource on family. Plus, while you can’t remember who was at your baptism, she knows. Finally, if you get to any friends that raise an eyebrow with mom, it’s probably a wise choice to cut that person from the invite list.

Two Becomes One

The best tip in deciding who to cut is start with two lists. Once you and your spouse consult with family, you should have a large list to merge together. If either of you is iffy about an invite, then cut that person. A wedding ceremony is your day together, and the best move is to keep that focus. It will be a great chance to see old friends and family, and any acquaintance who gets upset over a wedding invite probably wasn’t a friend worth keeping anyway.

Planning a wedding does not have to be a constant battle. If you start early, get assistance from family, and merge two lists into one, it can be done. Once you have the invite list together, start figuring out the best wedding rings for your ceremony!