With the emergence of new flower blooms and warm, fresh air, it’s pretty safe to say that the long-awaited springtime is here. And like clockwork, this means that the wedding season is now officially upon us. It’s a good time all-around, one characterized by a renewed sense of energy, bright spirits, and hope for the future -- and after this rough winter, we couldn’t be more excited to see it.
But for as lovely as all of this truly is, know that this is also an exceptionally busy, hectic time, particularly for those knee-deep in the wedding planning process. There’s just a lot on their plate that has to get done, and shopping for wedding rings should be towards the top of the list. Currently in the process yourself? You might want to give wood weddings a real consideration, and here’s why.
1. They’re Far More Affordable
There’s a lot more to planning a wedding than renting a space and attire for the recitation of vows. Food, drinks, bands, dancing, and other fun are also usually on the table, and all of that together costs quite an impressive sum. Among some of the biggest expenses other than venue or entertainment, though? You guessed it: the rings.
As we’ve explained just recently, people frequently spend anywhere from $500 to $1000 on their rings, with some shelling out significantly more depending on their personal tastes. Needless to say, that’s quite a bit of money! Yet, if you’re looking for something a little more budget-conscious, you still have many options, and wood rings are definitely towards the top of the list.
Since they trade all those pricey precious metals for natural, reclaimed materials, these types of wedding rings come in at a much more reasonable cost without sacrificing quality or style. Just do a quick Google search, and you can see this for yourself. While very expensive wooden wedding bands do exist, many can be yours for under $100 -- which is a significant price reduction from more traditional rings.
2. They’re Lightweight and Comfy
Sure, wood wedding rings are a clear winner for anyone trying to stick to a tight budget, but affordability isn’t the only reason you should feel inclined to pick these up for the big day. Wood rings are also incredibly lightweight and comfortable, making them ideal for just about anybody regardless of how much cash you have to work with for your wedding.
Naturally, the material that makes up these rings has a lot to do with this increased wearability. Because wood is organic, it’s solid without necessarily being hard, giving just a minute amount of flex. And in turn, this keeps wood rings from digging into your skin quite the same way that good or silver ones can while also allowing it to be shaped easier for a better fit.
These are small differences, but they add up to a wedding band that just feels better across the board. Work with your hands a lot? Not used to wearing a ring? Dislike how metal bands can sometimes leave marks or feel overly tight despite being the right size? Wood weddings rings are a smart solution to all these issues and more.
3. They’re Remarkably Tough and Durable
When it comes to a wedding ring, most people don’t automatically think about durability. They’re more concerned with the aesthetics, price, or how comfortable it is -- and fairly enough! Although, durability should still be a primary concern. After all, you’re hopefully going to be wearing this ring every day for the rest of your life. Don’t you want a band that can stand up to all this wear and last for years to come?
If you’re like most of us, the answer is probably “yes,” but that means you’ll need to be a bit choosy about ring material. Metals like gold and silver look gorgeous -- we do not deny that -- although they’re not especially tough. Dents, scratches, and cracks are likely and pretty much a given if you’re someone involved in physical labor that’s tough on the hands.
Nobody wants to see the symbol of their commitment get all banged up or potentially even fully break. Luckily, wood wedding rings -- particularly those that also make use of tungsten -- don’t usually have this problem. Remarkably tough and resistant to damage, you can rest assured that they’ll be there with you through thick and thin, no matter how much wear and tear you apologetically throw at them.
4. They’re Something Different
Okay, so we just said that aesthetics shouldn’t be the only thing on your mind when it comes time to purchase your ring. However, it should still be a focus. This ring is going to constantly be hanging around on your hand. It will be your most recognizable -- and most important -- piece of jewelry. Of course, this means you’ll genuinely need to like whatever it is you pick out.
That’s the nice thing about wood rings. They make this very easy! Why? Well, they’re different but not too different. Wood stands out in a world where most married folks have a gold band sitting on their ring finger. It’s not what you expect to see, and that raises their style quotient, to be sure. It helps you stand out, and everyone can appreciate having something that distinguishes them from the rest of the pack.
However, wood rings aren’t overly flashy, either -- unless you want them to be. They still look elegant, sleek, and traditional, hitting on all the notes a good wedding ring should. They offer a little something extra in the style department without being too “out there,” and that balance works for a lot of people. Think you’d appreciate it? Give wood wedding rings a look and see if anything catches your eye. You might be surprised to discover they’re just what you’ve been looking for.