While the average American couple spends $1,500 on their wedding bands, many are looking for smaller, simpler, more affordable bands to say "I Do" with. The good news for green brides is that many eco-artisans now offer recycled gold, silver and titanium wedding bands for less than $200 - ranging from modern clean lines to more organic forms. Here are some of our favorite budget wedding rings from mywedding approved vendors: 

Organic Twig, Leaf And Branch Wedding Rings 

One Loom Studio creates beautiful organic ring designs from reclaimed fine silver from film and recycled computer parts. Each design is cast from branches and leaves from the artist's garden, making them completely natural through and through. If the idea of a twig wedding ring delights you, the eco artistry of One Loom Studio is perfect for your big day. 

One Loom Studio
Photo: One Loom Studio

Clean And Modern Recycled Metal Wedding Bands

If you are seeking a clean and modern look for your wedding bands, Studio Jewel's wedding rings are made with eco-friendly, recycled sterling silver using traditional metal-smithing techniques. In addition to using recycled metals, the studio recycles every tiny scrap of leftover silver from the creation process - so nothing goes to waste. Their final designs are elegant, sleek, and wonderfully durable. 

Recycled Sterling Silver Wedding Band

Recycled Titanium Wedding Rings

Titanium is an incredibly strong metal, making it perfect for wedding bands that you want to last a lifetime. However, sourcing recycled titanium can be quite tricky. Distinctly Johan has found a reliable source, and crafts simple, modern wedding bands from recycled titanium in many finishes - including a high-shine mirror finish that men love. 

Distinctly Johan
Photo: Distinctly Johan

Recycled Silver Square Wedding Bands

Looking for something different for your wedding bands? Square wedding rings are growing in popularity because of their modern look and comfortable fit. Anne Holman Jewelry uses 100% certified recycled and conflict free sources for their metals. You can also have a custom message hand tapped into the interior of your rings. Every recycled silver wedding ring is packaged with love in a 100% recycled gift box with paper ribbon, a small gift bag and shipped in 'cradle to cradle' certified packaging. 

Anne Holman Jewelry
Photo: Anne Holman Jewelry

Recycled Silver Stacking Wedding Bands

Why have one wedding ring when you could have three? Whether representing the Father, Son and Holy Ghost or the past, present and future of your relationship, three rings look gorgeous together. By layering simple bands you make the simple more interesting. These recycled silver wedding bands from artist Laurie Lynn Berezinare are handcrafted in Concord, MA using 100% certified recycled precious metals, sourced from a refinery in Virginia. Laurie Lynn designs and creates her jewelry with intention and mindfulness: finding a deliberate balance of simplicity and detail, and working to create harmonious compositions that showcase the handcrafted metalwork.

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For brides looking to go green without spending a fortune, simple recycled wedding bands offer a wonderful stylish solution.