Making Our Wedding Bands
Earlier this year, Dave and I had a cute date night at Memorial Union. We drank Oberon, shared a pizza, and made our wedding bands.
Yes, we hand made our wedding rings.
A few years ago, during the height of the terrarium fad, I went to Wheelhouse Studios in Memorial Union to build one of my own. I've always wanted to take more classes at Wheelhouse, and when I found out you can make simple silver bands in their Introduction to Ring Making class, I began considering the idea as a way to make wedding bands for our wedding.
It didn't take too much to convince Dave to get on board with the idea. Because we are members of the Union, we were able to take the class at a lower rate than non-members. For a total of forty dollars we created our wedding bands, which is a fraction of what one of our bands would have cost from a jeweler. Plus, what is a better activity to do together than get messy and create such an important symbol of our marriage.
Our rings are not perfect, as you would receive from a jeweler. They are a half-size too large for our fingers and are not soldered as neatly as they could have been. But, Dave and I are not perfect humans. We, like our rings, have flaws. When our marriage puts us through difficult times, I know I will be able to look down on the ring on my finger and know that we loved each other so much that we wanted to take a three hour class on making our wedding bands.
If you are interested in making wedding bands for your wedding, either look into a local metal working studio or a technical college.