When it comes to wedding planning, figuring out the style and price of a men’s wedding band can sometimes be confusing or even overwhelming. Keep in mind that you should plan on wearing this band almost all of the time. It may make sense to invest in a high-quality metal that is more comfortable or solidly crafted if you spend a lot of time outdoors or work with your hands. To know how much you should spend on your wedding band, here are some helpful things to keep in mind.

BUDGET

On average, men’s wedding bands cost around $500. However, there is room to negotiate depending on your budget. Your budget is one of the most important factors to consider when shopping for wedding bands and can determine the options available to you. For example, if you prefer to spend more money on the honeymoon or other expenses, a more affordable wedding band might be better for you. At the same time, certain metals like gold and platinum offer a timeless look that usually comes with a higher price tag.

STYLE

Another factor to keep in mind is the style that you prefer. Do you want a classic style band, like gold or silver, which requires slightly more upkeep but makes a fashionable statement?  If you have sensitive skin, some metals like platinum might be more comfortable than others. Aside from all of these factors, think about the size and thickness of your preferred band. All of these things should be taken into consideration when shopping for a wedding band. Another thing to keep in mind is that modern metals cannot be resized if you gain or lose weight, for example. If you want to keep the same band used in your wedding ceremony, gold and platinum are better options.

DURABILITY

Finally, don’t forget about durability. This factor is especially important when thinking about how often you want to wear your wedding band. Many men never take it off except for occasions like scuba diving, high contact sports, or other unique scenarios. Since you should plan for long-term wear with wedding bands, the more durable options are both practical and stylish. Examples of durable wedding band metals include platinum, gold, titanium, and tungsten. Steel wedding bands are also durable, and along with titanium and tungsten, are more affordable than platinum, gold, or silver bands. If you plan on working with your hands most of the time or spending a lot of time outdoors for your job or recreation, you may want to invest in a silicone ring as a backup on those occasions. These rings are affordable and comfortable, so if you happen to lose them, you’re not out hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

READY TO SHOP?

Shopping for your wedding band is a unique and fun experience. Ready to look for a wedding band that fits your budget and style? Stop by Stephen Allen Jewelers at 35 Maple Street in E. Longmeadow to shop our collection of engagement and wedding bands for both men and women.

LOCATION

35 Maple Street
East Longmeadow, MA 01028

HOURS

Sunday & Monday Closed
Tuesday - Wednesday
10:00am - 5:30pm
Thursday 10:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm