It’s fair to say that men’s weddings in Melbourne aren’t usually as extravagant as their bride’s ring. However, that doesn’t mean the decision on which wedding band to choose should be taken lightly. Naturally, the plan is to be wearing it for the rest of your life, so you want to get it right. Some men like simple wedding bands, but others may enjoy something flashy. Whichever way you go, here are a few things to consider before buying. Consider his personal preference It’s important to match a wedding band to a person’s personality. There is often a desire to match wedding bands, because after all it’s a shared commitment. We’ll touch on this later, but individuality is important too. We don’t want to generalise, but men often want something a lot simpler than their bride to be. This can make matching difficult, and it’s why you need to consider the groom’s personality. If he’s a laid-back guy, a diamond ring probably won’t suit him. Similarly, if he’s a high-fashion sort of person who likes a bit of glamour and elegance, then a bit of sparkler might be just what he wants. Decide whether to match wedding bands As we mentioned, matching isn’t for every couple because people’s tastes can be different. If both parties want matching bands though, you should go for it! It’s a unique way to share your commitment to each other. Even if the groom wants something plain and the bride wants something a bit flashy, you can still find ways to match. Have the bands made from the same materials, or you can also go with matching engraving. Consider long-term maintenance Maintenance should always be a consideration when it comes to ring selection. If the groom has an active lifestyle, for example, his wedding band could be exposed to more elements. Or maybe he’s just not into jewellery maintenance. Certain rings are easier to clean than others, so a bit of research is worthwhile here. Rings with embellishments are harder to keep clean. So, if the groom isn’t known for his delicate cleaning abilities, this may not be for him. There are plenty of elegant and stylish rings that simply need polishing with a soft cloth every so often to keep it in good condition. Custom or off-the-shelf? The other consideration is whether you want to go custom, or you’re happy with designs you find in store. The best way to determine this is to go shopping together. If you find there’s plenty of styles on the shelves that you love, then you’re in luck! If you want something a little more unique and special between yourselves, you can always seek out custom men’s weddings in Melbourne. The best men’s wedding bands in Melbourne For the best range of men’s wedding bands in Melbourne, please contact us today at Catanach’s Jewellers. For modern and stylish men’s wedding rings, look no further than Catanach’s.