WEDDINGS
01/09/2012 04:03 pm ET

With This Torch, I Thee Weld A Ring -- Field Notes

MOST couples want their wedding to be awe inspiring. And therein lies the foundation of an enormous industry that, for a price, can guarantee bragging rights for the betrothed, whether it's beachside fireworks, a chocolate-candy-bar multitiered cake flown in from Napa or flower-covered candelabra.

But in an age when it's possible to outsource the entire affair, some couples are now forging bonds while forging their own gold, oxy-propane torches in hand, to create DIY wedding bands.

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