Budget for the wedding bands
We advise you to establish the maximum expenditure ceiling for the purchase of wedding bands. The two of you might be very controlled and have no issues sticking to a budget, but we’ve seen it time and again: sometimes, a wedding band simply resonates with the two of you like the mermaid singing in the myth. So, it is always better to give yourself some margin.
In America, the custom is that the groom affords the wedding bands and he should save at least equivalent to twice his pay. This makes sense with the tradition that it is the family of the bride who affords the remainder of the ceremony.
Gold is less expensive than platinum, but its karat must be taken into account. A lower percentage of gold present in the composition of the ring will cause its cost to drop a little, but at the same time will make it less durable.
Also, a low-karat ring could cause contact allergies as it contains high percentages of nickel. If money is no issue or if the wedding bands are a gift, consider platinum and 18k gold.
We suggest that every time you pass your favorite jewelry store, walk in, observe, try some on occasion, dialogue, share your expectations and preferences, and make a decision together on how much you want to spend.
An idea that would allow you to save money by not giving up on the composition of the ring is to resort to simpler designs.