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Wedding Styles

After getting engaged, it’s time to start planning the wedding. No matter how big or small your wedding will be, one important task on your to-do list will be choosing wedding bands. During the wedding ceremony, it’s tradition for the couple to exchange rings that represent their promise and commitment to one another.

If you’re wondering how to choose a wedding ring, it all starts with understanding your options. Zales has a wide range of wedding ring styles for both the bride and groom. Find the right wedding bands and you’ll be one step closer to the big day!

What is a Bridal Set?

A bridal set is the combination of an engagement and a wedding band for the bride. It can also come as part of a wedding set, or a "trio", which is three rings: the engagement ring, a wedding band for the bride and a wedding band for the groom. Some couples opt to purchase all three rings at the same time to ensure they match and to save on the overall cost.

There is no rule that says the wedding bands must match. In fact, many couples prefer to purchase their bands separately so they’re free to choose the style that suits them best.

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Wedding Bands for Her

After the wedding, the engagement ring and wedding band are often worn together so it’s important to ensure they work together from both a physical and a style point of view. The key is to make sure the two rings fit together properly to avoid damage to the metal and stones over time. Buying the rings together can also be more cost effective.

There is of course always the option to purchase the bride’s wedding band at a later date, either as a separate or as a set with the groom’s wedding band.

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Wedding Bands for Him

While traditional gold continues to be a popular choice, many modern grooms gravitate towards alternative metals for their wedding bands. Durability is a top priority for men’s wedding bands so options like tungsten, which is known for being nearly indestructible, stainless steel which is known for its strength and scratch resistance and titanium which is known for being strong as steel but much lighter, are all smart choices.

From the ring shape to the metal to the finish, all the variables mean there’s no one-size-fits-all when it comes to men’s wedding bands. He’ll be wearing the ring for years to come so make sure you take the time to explore your options before making a final decision.

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Wedding Band Styles

From sleek and simple metal to intricate and diamond or gemstone-encrusted, wedding bands come in a range of different styles. Whether you’re looking for wedding bands for the big day or a wrap or enhancer to commemorate a big milestone anniversary, make sure to browse all your options before choosing a band that symbolizes your eternal love.

More Wedding Resources

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Choosing a Comfortable Wedding Band

You’ll be wearing your wedding band every day, so make sure you’re getting the right fit and choosing a style that is practical for your lifestyle.
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