Men often feel like they're playing the supporting role when it comes to their wedding. Much of the attention is focused on the bride who usually does the bulk of the planning and decision-making when it comes to the big day. Sure, you had plenty of input, but as some of your friends will joke, you're just along for the ride!
One area that causes much consternation for men is the wedding band. Until recently, a wedding ring was an option for men, if even given much consideration in the first place. As recently as two generations ago, it was difficult enough for couples to scrape together enough money for just one band for her, never mind that many brides used to forego an engagement ring as having one was considered an extravagance. Those days are long gone!
Getting back to men, we are not always all that thrilled by the choice of rings presented to us. If you're like me, you never wore a ring previously; perhaps not liking a particular style or considering some to be too effeminate. Maybe you have reasoned this: attention should be given to her hands only, not mine!
Fortunately, wedding ring designers are considering what men want when designing a wedding band just for them and I must tell you this: they can resemble the woman's ring without all of the glittery trappings. Her gold, silver, or platinum ring may look like yours, but hers is thinner, embedded with diamonds or other stones, and very feminine. On the other hand yours will be wider and definitely restrained when it comes to its appearance. Leave the glitter to the ladies, but still wear a ring that complements her ring nicely.
Before shopping for a ring, you'll want to consider a few points:
Buy your ring online. Jewelers make shopping a breeze. Avoid the malls and getting dragged from store to store. You can contact any online store and ask them to send a ring size to you to find out what your size is. online jewelers offer gold, silver, and platinum wedding bands for less, usually without state tax, and at prices well below mall stores.
Go with comfort. The shape of the ring and its width are two factors that will go a long way in helping you determine if a wedding band is comfortable or not. Soft, rounded edges are preferable to a ring with angular edges. The curve on the inside of the ring should be soft otherwise you'll find the ring annoying and not want to wear it. The best wedding band for a man is the one he can slip on forget is there.
Find your style. The pressure to find a ring that matches the bride's wing often turns guys away from wearing a ring themselves. Though a matching pair can be a nice gesture, you may find that your personal styles are at polar opposites of each other. Better to find rings you both like for yourselves, then to try to agree on a subject that really does not matter.
Once you find a ring that you like then plan to wear it all the time. Sure, when you work on the car or do a household project, you'll want to remove it, but keep it on at all times to show your commitment to her. There is something to be said by offering her a visible and tangible reminder of your love for her, something she'll find important and highly significant.