Trying to find the perfect way to symbolize your love without having to wear a traditional wedding band? We have a complete list that will help you decide which option is right for you. Maybe, this list will even change your mind from a traditional wedding band to something more unique.

photo-1456363787828-7253b13b9e35Think about who you are as a couple. Are you environmentally aware and like using recycled or reclaimed goods? There are wedding bands available made out of many materials other than gold, including wood, tungsten, and more.

Maybe you both are into tattoos and would love to add to your collection? This can be done in the place of the ring on your ring finger, or anywhere else on your body that is more meaningful to you as a couple.

Are you more of a crafter or love the D.I.Y.? There are jewellery making classes on Etsy where you can actually forge your two bands from the same metal or even include your unique fingerprint.

Don’t want an actual ring? You can consider other jewellery such as a bracelet, necklace or even an engraved watch. If that is something you feel like you would wear on a daily basis and something you will be proud to show off, then the decision is yours.

Not into jewellery? You can look into buying each other a sentimental gift that symbolizes your relationship. Some ideas include giving each other a hard copy or decorative poster of your vows or framing your wedding certificate and putting it on display.

photo-1466684921455-ee202d43c1aaStill liking the traditional but want to customize yours? You can talk to your jeweller about adding additional gemstones on the sides of your diamonds or even add a personalized engraved message.

Whatever you decide, make sure it represents you and your partner. Think about what you both want and figure out the best option. Wedding bands don’t have to be boring and traditional; they can be what you want them to be.

by Sarah Zoschke

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