Our simple, step-by-step process for finding and customizing a quality wedding band you’ll actually want to wear.
The right headspace
Wedding planning is crazy- we’ve been there. But your wedding band is one of the only purchases that's going to outlast all the other items on your checklist. Take a moment to think past the wedding day. You'll want to keep this forever.
Classic or Flat?
We stick with two styles: Classic and Flat. Classic (left) is the traditional choice. It’s smooth all the way around and curves to fit your finger seamlessly.
Flat (right) is more contemporary- a bit more edgy. You’ll feel an angle on the sides and it will sit flatter on your finger as opposed to the dome-like feel of our Classic style.
Gold, White Gold, or Rose Gold?
Our advice: stick with gold! It's a wise investment because, unlike alternative metals like titanium, aluminum or carbon fiber, it's value actually increases over time. If you don’t immediately have a preference between yellow, white gold, and rose gold, here are some questions to consider:
—What color goes best with your skin-tone?
—What color would go best with the clothes you usually wear?
—What color would go best with your wedding suit?
When in doubt, ask your fiancé.
Slim, Mid, or Wide?
Width refers to the actual wideness of the band. Slim (3mm) will have a more discrete, low-profile look. Mid (4mm) is the classic look. Wide (5mm) is more noticeable and substantial.
Matte or Polish?
Think of this like the paint job on a car. Most have a shiny, polished finish. But some have matte paint jobs. Matte will take out the shine and work harder to hide scratches.
Don't know your finger size? No problemo. All of our Home Try-On kits come with a finger-sizer to confirm your size.
Just wrap it around your ring finger and slide the end through the buckle to form a ring shape. Adjust so that it’s slightly snug on your finger, but can still slide over your knuckle with a tiny bit of effort. When you’ve found a good fit, read off the size next to the arrow. Quick tips:
1. If you're in between on sizes, size up. You're always better off slightly big than too small when it comes to wedding bands.
2. Measure your fingers at the end of the day, when they're at their largest.
3. Cold weather can shrink your fingers up to 1/2 size, so make sure they're warm and fuzzy.
This is your chance to add something to the inside of the band that only you and your fiancé will know about. Some people add their wedding date, a name, or a message. Others just have fun with it. Up to you.
It will take 5-7 days to make and ship your band, but let us know if you're on a tighter time frame. We recommend ordering the band at least one month before the wedding, just for peace of mind.
Wedding Bands on Wedding Day
We deliver each wedding band in a Marke Wedding Band Box. Most people hand the ring over to their Best Man for safe keeping until the wedding day, but we defer to your judgment.
Caring for the band
All done. Our gold bands are made to last and don’t need much looking after. The only time we recommend removing it for serious manual labor (the gold can scratch).