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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.

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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.

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10 Things Every Groom Should Do During Wedding Planning

Let’s face it, more brides dream about their perfect wedding than grooms do. However, that doesn’t mean the groom can simply hand the reigns over to his wife to be. When it comes to wedding planning, both parties need to be on the same page. Otherwise, the groom will be stressed about the plans, the cost, and the details of the wedding once it’s way too late. In order to help future husbands start their marriage off on the right foot, we’ve put together this quick guide of 10 things every groom should do during wedding planning.

10 Things Every Groom Should Do

  1. While your bride may love your choice of engagement ring, your job of helping decide on colors, bridesmaid dresses, and floral arrangements is probably not up to you. Instead, every groom should handle the details on booking an officiant, DJ, photographer. Also, you should handle booking the catering– including the baker! However, the good news is that means plenty of cake tasting, and hopefully a groom’s cake!
  2. In addition to chipping in on some of the planning tasks, perhaps the most important wedding planning task every groom should handle is assisting with the guest list and seating chart. Yes, this will be stressful, but it is important to provide input and stand your ground on not inviting every third cousin.
  3. Every groom must register for gifts, even if she’s filled the registry with cutlery you’ll never use. If you decide to defer, then no complaining about not receiving that perfect tailgating cooler!
  4. While you’re poking around the internet for gifts, be sure to buy your partner a gift, order the wedding rings, and purchase your groomsmen some gifts as well.
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    Every groom needs to handle at least these 10 things during wedding planning

    Speaking of groomsmen, it is your responsibility to dress them. Try and organize all your groomsmen to be fitted at once. This typically works best if you offer to pick up the tab on some wings and beer afterwards.

  6. One last thing about your groomsmen is you’ll have to survive your bachelor party. When selecting groomsmen, remember to pick your best and closest friends. It will help you survive the party and your wedding day.
  7. In preparing for the wedding day, it is the groom’s job to take care of booking hotel rooms for the wedding guests. While you’re at it, you should book a wedding suite for your wedding night.
  8. While booking that wedding suite, every groom should go ahead and book the honeymoon, too. Also, don’t forget to pack for your honeymoon while you’re at it.
  9. Before the wedding day, the groom should get a haircut and try on the suit. This gives you an idea of how you’ll look in the wedding photos you’ll be digging through later.
  10. Finally, every groom needs to write their vows as well as a speech for the reception. You can keep it short and sweet, but be sure to write something unique that honors your bride. Include some thank you’s to her parents, especially if they are helping to foot the bill.

Most men don’t care about picking out wedding details, but these things a future husband needs to get right. By following this guide, you’ll be certain to start your marriage off with happiness.

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When Should I Order Wedding Rings?

If you’ve been preparing for the biggest day of your life, you’ve probably got a check list started. From developing the guest list to booking a venue and attending all the tastings, the past couple months have most likely been busy. However, even with a check list, some things can get overlooked. One item that is often overlooked by engaged couples is purchasing the wedding rings. While they are a crucial aspect of the ceremony, many couples are unsure as to when to order wedding rings.

Set The Date First

From the moment you received an engagement ring, you’ve been dreaming about the matching wedding band. However, before you start shopping for wedding rings online, the first thing to do is set the wedding date. This can only happen if you have an estimated guest list and budget established, so these should be your first steps in planning a wedding. After setting a date, then you can consider the details of the ceremony. Once you’ve picked the date, you will have a better idea of your budget and can start shopping for wedding  bands.

Shop For Wedding Rings Today, Order Later

Whether you want to make sure your engagement ring matches your wedding band or want something altogether unique, the best advice is to start shopping early. By exploring your options for both women’s and men’s wedding rings now, you can better determine your budget for the rings. Recent publications state the average cost of an American wedding is somewhere between $25,000 and $35,000. However, each couple will have their own budget to decide how much to spend on wedding rings.

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Start shopping for wedding rings early to determine your wedding budget

Because there are so many options for wedding bands these days, there is a wide price range, too. By shopping early, you can figure out what you can afford then order later. This will allow you to offset some of the costs involved with planning a wedding, such as vendor deposits. However, don’t wait to the last minute, even if your jeweler offers overnight shipping.  It is important that you have time to try on the rings to make sure they do not need to be resized. Consider ordering your wedding bands at least one full month before the wedding date.

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Popular Styles of Men’s Wedding Rings

Last month, we posted a blog about how to choose a man’s wedding ring which we hope was helpful. However, one element that we did not discuss was a breakdown of the different styles of men’s wedding rings available on the market. In order to make the process of selecting a men’s wedding band even easier, this month we are tackling the subject. Check out these popular styles of men’s wedding rings to see if any of these match your man’s look.

Traditional Men’s Wedding Bands

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A traditional men’s wedding ring in yellow gold

The classic men’s wedding ring is a simple band that contains no diamonds or additional details. Typically, these traditional wedding rings for men are made in either plain gold or platinum. While yellow gold is the more traditional choice, some men do prefer the look of white gold. Additionally, as the color continues to gain popularity amongst both sexes, 14k and 18k rose gold wedding rings are available for men as well.

Diamond Wedding Rings For Men

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A men’s diamond wedding band in platinum

Men’s rings also now frequently feature diamonds, too. With a variety of styles ranging from single diamond bands to channel set diamond rings, men have nearly as many choices as women do these days. With men’s wedding rings available in yellow gold, white gold, and platinum, there are plenty of choices available to suit the style of any man.

Contemporary Men’s Wedding Rings

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Men’s wedding rings are now available in 18k rose gold

Finally, for men who prefer to add more flair to their rings, there are a number of options with contemporary design details. From masculine braids and milgrain accents to multiple finishes and even multiple metal tones, the variety of men’s wedding bands on the market allows every man to express his personality.

These days, men have more options for wedding rings than ever. At Adiamor, our varied selection of men’s wedding rings are designed to help you demonstrate your sense of style. To learn more about men’s wedding rings, visit our Wedding Ring Guide today.

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How To Choose A Man’s Wedding Ring

When it comes time to pick out the wedding bands, choosing the man’s wedding ring is always difficult. Although some chalk this up to men not caring about jewelry, others think men are unable to decide. Another issue that occurs is the man’s taste may differ drastically from his future bride’s. In many cases, choosing a man’s wedding ring comes down to simple comfort and making a few compromises. In order to help future newlyweds, this guide helps you choose the ring wedding band for your new husband.

Does His Ring Have To Match Her Ring?

A primary issue in selecting wedding bands is many people believe that the bride and groom’s ring must match exactly. This can make the process difficult, especially if the bride wants her ring to be part of a matched set. In these scenarios, it is possible that the groom ends up with a ring he wears solely out of obligation. To avoid this problem, give your future husband a little freedom to choose a ring he likes. Instead of an exact ring match, provide some direction based off your choice of wedding band. For example, if both your engagement ring and wedding band are white gold with complex, hand engraved designs, allow your man to choose either a simple white gold wedding band. Or allow him to choose a matching design in a different metal. While the rings won’t match exactly, they will compliment one another.

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A comfort fit men’s wedding ring in 14k white gold

Comfort Truly Matters

Many men do not wear jewelry on a daily basis, but getting married means wearing a wedding ring every day. To help your future husband get used to wearing a wedding band, it is very important to choose a style that is comfortable for him. Many men’s wedding rings are designed with rounded edges which provides more comfort. Additionally, consider his career when choosing a man’s wedding ring. If he brings home the bacon by using his hands every day, he will need a ring that can easily be removed before getting his hands dirty. By choosing a comfortable band, you can be sure the band will return right back to his ring finger as soon as the job is done.

The Right Wedding Ring Is The One He’ll Enjoy Wearing

Overall, the best wedding ring for your future husband is the one he enjoys wearing all the time. If you have a particular style you are set on, try to find a happy middle ground that will allow him to wear a comfortable ring. Whether that means matching metals or giving him total freedom will depend on the couple. However, if you are having a difficult time compromising, there is one more possible solution: engraving. While you may have different tastes, having both of the wedding bands engraved on the inside provides a lasting connection. You could get some lyrics from the song of your first dance, a simple phrase, or even the date of your wedding. Just remember: no matter what ring he picks, he’s still your husband, and the symbolism of the eternal unbroken circle of love means way more than if your man’s wedding ring style matches.

If you are still having trouble, consult our Wedding Ring Guide today!