Unless you're a groom wearing a high school or college ring, chances are your wedding ring is going to be the first real piece of jewelry (gasp!) and the most important ring you're ever going to wear. While you did your duty by buying an engagement ring and popping the question, you'll want to think about the ring that you buy for your bride and the one you'll wear on your ring finger. We make it easy to get through the variety of choices for men's wedding bands, from platinum to titanium and everything in between.
If you're a groom getting married in 2011, check out this article about your responsibilities leading up to wedding day. The groom has to do more than make a marriage proposal, but fortunately some of the wedding planning is a blast. This article and the video inside cover all the bases.
Can your sister be a groomsman? A female 'groomswoman' is not as rare as you might think. Wedding traditions are being tossed out left and right. If you're a prospective groom, read this article on choosing your sister!
Phyllis Bergman is President of Mercury Ring Corporation and a jewelry industry expert
Engagement rings and wedding bands are usually done in 14 karat gold, 18 karat gold, and platinum, or combinations of these metals. Lately a new metal has been added to the mix: palladium. All the metals are extremely durable. The difference between the metals is their purity and their rarity. Platinum and palladium are the purist of the metals since they are 95% pure with 5% alloy. 18 karat is next, followed by 14 karat.
The Wedding Chick is the real deal - and she answers any question a groom-to-be wants to ask - from groomsmen gifts,men's wedding rings, to wedding attire. Most recently, a groom asks her about his bride getting cold feet.
Wedding season is around the corner. If you're a groom getting married in 2012, this article gives some quick tips on how to get fit before wedding day, from Mike Ryan, our expert on fitness, from our partner, Gold's Gym. It's not too late to lose the spare tire.
Grooms can do the world some good and create a charity wedding registry. Get the best man to choose nonprofits of their choosing to create a cool wedding registry. Read more about one nonprofit that is connecting weddding guests to charities and making wedding registries a way for the grom and bride to learn about each other.