Are you in the market for a men’s wedding band? Luckily, our friends over at Hitched provide grooms with a top of the line wedding band shopping experience, making finding the perfect men’s wedding band convenient and stress-free! If you’re new to the process of finding a stylish and affordable men’s wedding band, this guide is for you! Learn about the metals and styles you can choose from, how to find your ring size, the shopping options available to you, when to place your wedding band order, and more!
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WEDDING BAND METALS
Choosing a wedding band metal is one of the first decisions you’ll make when shopping for a men’s wedding band. From traditional to extremely durable, Hitched has a wedding band metal for every type of groom. Precious metal rings are perfect for traditional grooms who are looking for something more classic and refined. Hitched 14K Gold wedding bands start at just $499 and are available in yellow, white, and rose gold. Hitched also offers Platinum wedding bands, which tend to be very desirable due to their rarity and purity, but they come at a higher price point and start at $799. Pros of precious metals? They are classic and can be resized. Cons? They show more wear and tear and are more expensive.
If a precious metal isn’t for you, that’s okay. Many grooms love the Hitched collection of Tungsten wedding bands for their ability to mimic precious metals at a lower price point as well as for their extreme durability. Tungsten bands are also very popular because unlike gold and platinum, they are available in black. Starting at just $149, Tungsten makes for an affordable wedding band without sacrificing quality, Pros of modern metals? They are affordable and durable. Cons? They can’t be resized or re-polished.
WEDDING BAND WIDTHS
Wondering which men’s wedding band width is right for you? Most of Hitched’s men’s wedding bands come in 4mm, 6mm and 8mm widths. While the most common width is 6mm, thinner and wider sizes may work better depending on hand size and comfort level.
For a man with smaller hands, a 4mm width looks great. A 4mm width is also perfect for someone who is not used to wearing a ring because thin wedding bands are lighter in weight. Hitched offers 4mm wedding bands in both gold and platinum.
A 6mm wedding band allows grooms to make a nice visual statement without being too flashy. 6mm rings are easy and extremely comfortable to wear, and tend to look good on hands of all sizes. 6mm wedding bands are available in every metal that Hitched offers.
Finally, if you or your groom has larger hands, an 8mm width might be the best option. 8mm rings are visually impactful, make a nice statement, and are perfect for men with a ring size of 11 or larger. 8mm rings tend to feel tighter than rings in more narrow widths and are more commonly purchased in modern metals such as tungsten and wood.
FINDING YOUR RING SIZE
Ring sizing can be tricky, but not to worry! Hitched provides you with all the tools you need to determine your ring size without having to go to the jeweler. If you’re opting for the Hitched home try-on program, you’ll be relieved to find out that a real ring sizing tool is included in all home try-on orders. However, prior to placing your home try-on, you’ll definitely want to reference the Hitched ring size chart. This will allow you to determine a rough ring size for the sample bands and provide for a more pleasant try-on experience.
If you don’t have access to a printer, you can go with the average men’s ring size of a size 9 or order a mix of sizes. Once you receive your home try-on, use the included ring sizing tool to firm up your fit. Additionally, Hitched offers free exchanges within 30 days, just in case you need a size adjustment after your wedding band comes in. Planning to shop in-store? Great! We’ll get you sized up upon your arrival.
HOME TRY-ON OR IN-STORE?
The Hitched home try-on option is great for anyone who prefers to shop online, from home. By now you may have already determined your wedding band metal and width of choice as well as your ring size, so picking out five styles that fall within your budget is easy. Choose any five rings to try on at home and Hitched will ship them to your doorstep for free! You’ll have five days to spend with the sample rings, which really helps you get a feel for which ring is best. And once your home try-on period has ended, all you have to do is complete your purchase online and send the home try-on back to Hitched with the provided pre-paid return label.
Located within reasonable driving distance to Old City, Philadelphia? You may want to opt for the in-store shopping experience at the Hitched Philadelphia showroom. By visiting in person, you’ll be able to kick back with the beverage of your choice and try on the entire Hitched wedding band collection in your ring size and at your leisure. Not only is it a low-pressure and easy experience, but it’s a fun thing to do if you want to get out of the house for a bit!
WHEN TO ORDER YOUR RING
Ideally, Hitched recommends to have your final wedding band selection ordered at least one month before your wedding. While normal ship times are within 6-8 business days, giving yourself a little more time will allow for any necessary size exchanges. If you’re opting for the home try-on, place the order for the home try-on about two months before the wedding.
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Cheers and happy planning!