Purchasing wedding bands is an exciting part of planning a wedding. For the bride-to-be, it's an excellent addition to the engagement ring. As couples start to look around for the perfect wedding bands, the question often arises as to whether the groom's and bride's bands have to match.
The question is valid, given that the couple's choices often reflect their personalities. The impact of the decision may also last long into the future. Here, we look at the issue from two perspectives:
Wedding band traditions and everything else that goes into planning a wedding vary from country to country. In the United States, double-ring ceremonies were not so common until the 20th century. That means the groom did not get a wedding band in the past until recently.
Today, the tradition is for the bride and groom to have a matched set of wedding bands to signify that the couple has become one unit. Matching bands also demonstrate similar tastes and a sense of belonging.
Despite the tradition of a matching set of wedding bands, many couples nowadays take the non-traditional route and choose bands that don't match. The message most want to pass across is that:
- There is the freedom to express different individualities
- It's allowed to select a ring that best compliments one's skin tone and size and reflects personal style.
While couples can choose matching wedding bands to keep up with tradition, it's not a requirement. It's even becoming a trend for couples to mix and match their bands and choose rings that reflect their personalities.
No Hard and Fast Rules About Choosing Your Wedding Rings
Your choice of wedding bands depends on what you and your soon-to-be spouse want for each other and individually. Whether you get matching or different bands, the important thing is to symbolize your union in love. What matters is that you love the rings you will wear for the rest of your life.
At ZFolio, we have a vast collection of wedding bands. Whether you want to take the traditional route or have something unique that represents your personality, we are here to help you achieve that dream. Click here to browse our catalog and shop.