Did you know that a growing number of couples are marking their unions without wearing traditional bands? There are many interesting alternatives to conventional wedding rings to choose from, including tattooed wedding rings, alternative ring styles and many more. Though there have been many reports about men who decide not to wear wedding bands, the trend is becoming increasingly prominent amongst women too.

Going diamondless

Gemstones and knots have become popular amongst couples seeking alternatives to traditional bands with diamonds. Some couples are opting for basic bands with personal engravements to make a statement against the diamond industry. Watches are also becoming increasingly popular. Some incredibly prestigious and elegant watches are available for less than many sought after rings, and it’s possible to link them to your union by having your names and the date of your wedding engraved into them. Some couples aren’t hugely fond of jewellery, which means watches have become the perfect alternative for many. Watches can also be worn frequently for years before they need to be replaced.

Other forms of jewellery

Many people are unable to wear wedding rings for practical reasons such as their line of work. If this is the case for you, you could celebrate your union by opting for a bracelet, ring on a necklace or even a toe ring. Opt for a 14 or 18 carat necklace in titanium, sterling silver or gold if you are likely to be wearing the item on a daily basis. Matching necklaces are a popular option for married couples. You could also choose an elegant engraved pendant on a chain.

Tattooed wedding rings

There has been a great deal of talk about tattooed wedding rings over recent years. Few things say commitment like adding a tattoo to your skin, whether it is bound for your finger or another part of your body. Again, matching options are common. Tattoos are known as special symbols of love and can only be removed with substantial effort. Your tattoo doesn’t have to resemble a ring and can come in the form of a meaningful message, symbol, wedding date or your partner’s name to give just a few examples. If you’re not prepared to withstand the pain that comes with a traditional tattoo, consider a henna tattoo that can simply be redrawn when required.

Whatever your reasons for shunning traditional wedding rings, there are many options available to you that will enable you to acknowledge your partnership in style. To find out more about Hawaiian Shirt Photography and our wedding photography and videography services, browse our website today.