It is now confirmed that Prince William will not be wearing a wedding ring. Of course, I highly doubt this is to save money, but it can have some implications for your own budget wedding!
A wedding ring is a symbol. Women are
used to wearing jewelry while men (generally) are not. I have many adult male friends, family members, and acquaintances who do not wear their wedding ring despite the fact that they are married. This can be because they do not like jewelry or because their job requires that they take it off (electricians for example).
There are other ways you can symbolize your love, but most use wedding bands. As the article on Prince William and Kate points out, rings also show that you are taken. Is there anybody who would not know that Prince William is taken? What about your own husband / fiance?
For that reason, I want my husband to wear a wedding band and I’m sure there are many (not all) who would agree with me.
If you are planning a budget wedding than you can forgo the wedding bands entirely if they are not a priority for you. There is no reason to spend money on something not important to you.
If wedding rings are important for you then you can still take a lesson from Prince William and Kate. Ask your fiance how important the wedding band is for him. If it is then get him the wedding band he wants. If it is not, then you do not need the matching set. You can save money by purchasing a small gold or titanium wedding band for your fiance that symbolizes your love without breaking the bank.
Hardly anybody will compare your and your husbands wedding bands after the wedding. If your fiance is not a jewelry wearer then save money and get a cheap wedding band.