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Weddings can rack up a pretty penny, but fortunately, for the groom, men’s wedding rings are one of the more affordable items you’ll purchase in the days leading up to “I do.” If you’ve spent some time sifting through Google search results, you’ll find that men’s wedding band prices can run anywhere from $30 to $1,000+. So how much should you expect to spend? The biggest factor in price wedding band material.
A Guide To Wedding Band Metals
From gold to ceramic, grooms have a variety of options for wedding band materials and they all vary in price point. In general, precious metals like 14k gold and platinum will be at the higher end of the financial spectrum. Hitched carries men’s gold wedding bands in white, yellow, and rose gold and in a variety of styles starting at $399. Also available are men’s platinum wedding bands starting at just $799.
There’s no doubt that gold and platinum wedding rings are beautiful and timeless, but in addition to the higher price point, it is important to keep in mind that precious metals are soft metals. If you’re looking for something a little bit more rugged, tungsten wedding bands are durable and extremely affordable at under $200. Other durable and affordable metals consist of ceramic and cobalt, which are also priced well under $200. For the most affordable option, our titanium rings can be on your finger for less than $100. The best part? You can select five options to try on at home.
Consider Your Lifestyle and Preferences
While price is an important factor in deciding on which type of wedding material is best for you. You should also take a quick survey of your lifestyle and personality. Are you the kind of guy that likes to stick to tradition or are you more of a trailblazer? Do you have busy hands that tend to see a lot of action all day or are your fingers dancing over the keyboard most of the time? Your day-to-day life as well as your personal style will help determine what kind of metal and overall look will work best. This helpful guide should also help remove the fog when it comes to purchasing an affordable men’s wedding band.
A Guide To Wedding Band Widths
Depending on the metal you go with, you may also want to consider the width of the wedding band that you’ll be wearing day to day. When it comes to precious metals, thinner rings are less expensive than the same band in a thicker width because they require less precious metal. But don’t make a decision on width just based on price—the range is minimal. You’ll want to think about the size of your hands and consider the weight and feel of the ring, as you will be wearing it every day. Here is a great article that talks about wedding band widths in more detail.
The Hitched Home Try-On
Now comes the fun part. When you go to a brick and mortar jewelry store you can expect to pay top dollar for a men’s wedding band, and you probably won’t find many options, as they cater mostly to women’s wedding and engagement rings. With the Hitched home try-on you can choose any five wedding bands to try on at home for five days so that you’ll know exactly what to expect in the long run. Our home try-on also comes with a real ring sizer, so you don’t have to worry about getting the wrong size. Even better? Our selection of men’s wedding bands are the same quality that you’ll find in a jewelry store but are available at a fraction of the cost.
Browse through our selection of men’s wedding bands and pick up to five that you feel will suit you best. We’ve worked hard to make the home try-on process not only easy, but enjoyable for grooms. There’s no stress, no commitment to purchase, and best of all, it doesn’t cost anything. Ready to make some selections? We can’t wait to see what you choose. Start shopping now.