Wedding rings for men did not become common until the Second World War, when U.S. Soldiers began to wear them to publicize their marital status. Since that time, men's wedding rings have become ever more popular. Although not all men choose to wear wedding rings, those who do will find themselves with quite an array of options.

Many grooms are curious whether the husband and wife wear matching rings, or whether the groom might prefer a style all his own. It is more common that the man wears a wedding band that does not match his wife's ring. For one, a man usually wears a wider band than the woman. In addition, some men may not feel comfortable wearing a ring that is too ornate, whereas women's rings are more likely to have diamonds or engravings.