All manner of materials has been used to form wedding bands, including wood and leather. Of course, gold wedding bands have been the go to throughout most of history.
Until recently, your options for materials were limited to yellow gold, white gold, rose gold, silver, platinum, and diamond rings. These metals are still popular choices today for those that want a classic look, but are on the more expensive side.
Nowadays, there are many alternative choices including carbon fiber, ceramic, tungsten, titanium, steel, etc. Even wood has returned as a popular alternative to traditional medals.
Many people choose to engrave messages on their wedding bands. This can be a quote, poem, or personal sentiment. It is most often etched on the inside of the band, but some people choose to have it on display on the outside.
Some bands--especially on women’s wedding bands--can be too small for an engraved message. If you think this is something that is important to you, be sure to select a band with a width that can accommodate the engraving.