Silicone Wedding Band — Inexpensive Wedding Ring to Match ANY Budget
Wedding season is upon us. And if you gals (or guys) are anything like me, the fella’s wedding band was the last thing on my checklist of wedding to-dos. My hubs and I elected for the standard route — about four weeks out from wedding day, we scooted our booties into our local Kay Jeweler’s to buy a man-band. It HAD to be white gold and match my ring! Just HAD to. *eyeroll* And we couldn’t buy one of those tungsten wedding bands because um, what if when he’s doing all his manly hard work he somehow gets it stuck on something and his finger has to be chopped off.…… (He doesn’t do TOO much crazy manly work, but maybe he will someday… Love you baby…) I think those rings are probably a great, less expensive and very durable option, but we were just a little nervous to purchase one.
Anyway, we purchased a simple white-gold wedding band, and shipped it off to be fitted. The total cost — $400 bucks. Youch. Didn’t really want to spend that on a wedding band that would end up getting tarnished quickly because SOMEONE refused to take it off while he lifted weights… And the man didn’t necessarily care about the wedding band either! To him, it was just another thing we had to pay for to keep up with the tradition of having a gold band around his finger (but he DID want to wear a band, of course.)
As I mentioned, within months, possibly weeks, that band was scratched up as could be. It wasn’t until our two-year wedding anniversary that we finally took the wedding ring in to be re-sized and re-plated. In the meantime, my husband was missing having the ring on his finger, so I looked into a cheap wedding band solution to solve our temporary problem. A fella that works with my husband had recently showed off his silicone wedding band, which my hubs thought was the coolest thing. So, I did a little looking on Amazon and found a silicone wedding band for eight dollars! Cheap cheap cheap! I ordered it, and the rest is history.
The band fit great, my husband loves it, and he can wear it anywhere and anytime without having to worry about it. Although, we went out on my in-laws boat a few weeks ago, and sweet little hubby was dangling his hand in the water as we were cruising along, and off flew the band! Whoops! But hey, the ring was eight dollars! So we ordered another.
Silicone bands are a great option for military, law enforcement, labor workers, construction workers, weight lifters, etc. If your fella doesn’t care too much about receiving the finer things in life, I would say to purchase a silicone ring right off the bat, especially if you are looking for an inexpensive wedding band to stretch the means of a tight wedding budget. My husband wishes we would have thought to purchase the silicone band right off the bat, and would have spent the extra money on something else. If you can give up the silly notion that your hubby’s ring has to match yours (and after the first day, trust me, it don’t matta,) then a silicone wedding band is the perfect cheap wedding band option.
Btw, a black band is more noticeable on the finger, and if you’ve got a hot hubs like I do, that’s a GREAT thing. 😉
Happy wedding season!