Happy Wednesday, loves! When you are knee-deep in planning your wedding, it’s easy to get caught up in cookie cutter ideas or traditional ways of doing everything. We encourage you to think outside the box when planning your big day; skip traditions you don’t like, participate in the ones you love, and start a few of your own! To kick start your creativity, we’ve gathered our favorite wedding alternatives to transform every detail of your big day. Read on to see which wedding alternatives made the cut…
ring pillow Archive
When it comes to rustic weddings — whether in a barn, on a farm, in the woods, on a field, or even in a traditional hall venue — burlap is the queen of decor. We’ve shown you the fifty best burlap wedding ideas in the past and we’re back to share ten new finds for spring and summer weddings. Read on to see what we’ve found!
If you’re planning a rustic wedding, you’ll love these new flower girl and ring bearer finds we’ve discovered! From flower girl dresses to ring boxes, you’ll find a little something here in the inspiration board to delight you. Which handmade find is your favorite? Tweet it to us or comment below!
Rustic Flower Girl & Ring Bearer Finds
Happy Friday! We’re kicking off this beautiful day with a something blue idea you’re sure to love: a ring box! This petite ring box has lace embellishment and sweet “I Do” wording inside. By Bella Bride Creations.
Something Blue Ring Box
If you’re planning a rustic wedding, you’ll want to include natural elements in your ceremony and reception decor to create a cohesive theme. For instance, wood — like this tree stump ring box spotted — works exceptionally well as a ring pillow alternative. It even features your initials actually carved into it. You know, like that tree you carved in the park after the hours-long walk when you were first dating… ;) Ah, I digress.
Anyways, on to the ring box! (#HANDMADEADAY)
Rustic Wood Ring Box
While a traditional ring pillow can be used, many couples are choosing alternatives as a fun thematic touch. This rustic wedding ring box — today’s handmade-a-day pick — is one example. The box is handmade by Red Heart Creations and can be re-used after the ceremony as a safe place for holding your rings (if you’re cleaning or painting) or as a jewelry box.
Wedding Ring Box Holder
This ring box is hand made and finished to give it a distressed, loved-in feel. It features your initials on the top and can be used as a ring pillow alternative, photo prop, or as a keepsake at home. This rustic wedding ring box measures 2 5/8″ x 2 11/16″.
Rustic Wedding Ring Box for Ceremony
Want to buy a wedding ring box of your own? Visit Red Heart Creations to get your box custom made! I want one just because it’s so charming; I can already picture where I would place it at home!
Comment below about what type of ring pillow (or alternative) you’re planning to use for your ceremony. We’d love to hear all about it!
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It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! This one comes from Melissa who wants to know about a ring pillow for her ceremony. She asks,
Hi Emmaline! I’m planning my wedding ceremony and need rustic ring pillow ideas. Any suggestions?
Great question, Melissa! There are plenty of ring pillow alternatives and rustic ring pillows from which to choose, but we’ll show you some of our favorites in today’s post. You can pick a traditional ring pillow, where the rings are tied to the top by a ribbon; a box, where the rings are placed inside; or an alternative, whether that means no ring pillow at all (see the banner below) or a fun twist, like a canoe for couples who love the outdoors. Take a look at the boards below to be inspired! PLUS, you can win one of these rustic ring pillows this week! See the giveaway details below…
Rustic Ring Pillows or Alternatives
burlap ring pillow with lace and C♥R on top | montana snow
love is sweet ring pillow | twining vines
ivory ring pillow with ivory flowers on top | paperflora
burlap ring pillow with crochet doily | juneberry stitches
burlap ‘J+M’ ring pillow with ribbon | be timeless
burlap ring pillow with pink ribbon bow and embroidered flowers | made to marry – giveaway item!
yellow soul mates ring bearer box | montana snow
blue ring box with monogram | montana snow
his hers wood box with hinge | country barn babe
ring box with ‘i do’ ribbon on top | michele’s cottage
round ring box | red heart creations
‘we do’ ring box | michele’s cottage
his hers ring box made with wood slab rounds | end grain wood shoppe
You can see even more ring pillows in The Marketplace.
We hope this helped to inspire you! Now, on to the giveaway!
You can win a ring pillow from Made to Marry, as shown below:
About the prize:
This ring bearer pillow is hand-embroidered with pink shades and is perfect for a rustic wedding. It also has adorned sides with small glass pearls in white and gold. This pillow is hand sewn and handmade with natural colored fine quality linen and luxury satin backing. Measures 8in x 8in.
o Enter between 3/11/15-3/17/15 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: One (1) ring pillow from Made to Marry
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to winning email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping included anywhere!
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 3 months to claim prize
o Prize value: $50 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter
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If you still need a ring bearer box or pillow for your ceremony, now’s your chance to win one! We’ve teamed up with Country Barn Babe to offer this gorgeous personalized ring bearer box to one lucky reader. Read on to find out more…
Ring Bearer Box
This rustic style ring bearer box makes an adorable alternative to a ring bearer pillow. This box holds both rings in soft sola flowers. This is an adorable way to present your rings and makes a fantastic photo prop, as well. The size is 4.5″ x 3.1″ x 1.8″. His & Hers is engraved on the inside lid; top of box can be customized to say anything you’d like.
➳➳ Enter for a Chance to Win!
Here’s the giveaway form! Good luck + be sure to tell your friends.
o Enter between 11/11-11/17/14 (11:59pm EST)
o Prize: Ring Bearer Box by Country Barn Babe
o Winner has 72 hours to respond to email or new winner will be selected
o Free shipping worldwide
o No purchase necessary
o Winner has 1 year to claim prize
o Prize value: $30 | No cash value
o Past giveaway winners within 30 days not eligible to win
o Use entry form below to enter
Hi, loves! Happy Monday! Are you looking for a chic ring pillow for your wedding? Want something that’s chic, handmade and perfect for the spring or summer? We’ve found eight of ’em! Recently I popped into Laura Stark Jewelry & Bridal Accessories Studio and I love her collection of linen ring pillows. These are ideal for your wedding and will add to the beautiful decor in your home, too! Read on to see which eight linen ring pillows we’ve hand-picked to share with you today… and tell us which one is your favorite!
Linen Ring Pillows
1. Something Blue
This light blue linen ring pillow has white embroidery lace. It is just the perfect touch for your ceremony and adds “something blue” in an instant.
2. Pink Pleats Ring Pillow
This pillow is pretty in pink: it pairs a romantic combination of white and pink pleats as trim across the center of the pillow.
3. Lace Chambery Linen Pillow
This pillow is named for Chambery, France, and features a hand-stitched applique across a linen ring pillow.
4. Green Celtic Knot
The green celtic knot linen ring pillow is perfect for celebrating your Irish heritage! Dark green thread is hand-embroidered onto a white linen ring pillow.
5. Mustard Yellow Ring Pillow
This ring pillow features a lovely line flower and white tulle atop the pillow. Ribbons, made of lace, hold your rings to the pillow.
6. Tulle Ring Pillow
This linen ring pillow features a luxurious piece of tulle across the center. It also includes a pretty embroidered ribbon to hold your rings.
7. Blue Rosette
This is another pillow with “something blue”, but in the form of a sweet and subtle blue rosette atop a bed of ivory tulle petals.
8. Lace Ring Pillow with Rhinestone Button
This ring bearer pillow features lace which has been hand-sewn over a linen ring pillow. It is finished with a rhinestone button.
Love these linen ring pillows?
Find out more information + see other lovely designs here.
There’s more coming up next! Stay tuned!
Brides: today we’re helping you tackle one important to-do on your wedding list. Bride-to-be, Michele, sent us the following question: “What does the ring bearer carry? Are ring pillows still ‘in’? Do you know of any other ring bearer pillow ideas or alternatives?” Great question, Michele! While the traditional ring pillow is the most popular (and classic) option, there are other ring bearer pillow ideas we’re happy to share with you. When picking out your ring bearer pillow, there are a few important tips to keep in mind. Read on to find out what the tips are, get inspired with twelve clever ring bearer pillow ideas, and tell us what YOUR ring bearer carry down the aisle!
Ring Bearer Pillow Ideas
First, when picking out your ring bearer pillow be sure the item is not too big. For instance, if he’s a little guy, don’t give him something heavy or awkwardly-shaped for him to carry down the aisle. Also, it is a good idea to use a ‘decoy’ ring on the ring pillow if you’re walking on grass or sand, in case the ring comes untied accidentally. Finally, have a designated spot for the ring bearer pillow to be placed at the end of the aisle, whether it be on a table, on a pew or bench, or a chair. It can also be handed to someone to hold until after the ceremony.
Ready to be inspired? Here are fourteen clever ring bearer pillow ideas and alternatives we’ve discovered just for you:
1. Ring Pillow
First, let’s begin with the ring pillow. It’s classic, easy-to-customize for any theme, and a traditional wedding favorite. We love this burlap and floral option spotted at Nana Rose Designs as one example.
Planning a spring wedding? A nest with personalized ‘eggs’ is a cute idea.
3. Ring Box
Keep the rings safe inside a wood box, customized with your choice of paint and a personalized heart embellishment.
Ooh, this banner is one of our favorites! Simply put, it tells guests: “Here Comes the Bride”. See? The ring bearer doesn’t even have to carry the rings (just give them to the best man ahead of time).
This sweet dish holds your rings and can be used afterward at your sink or on your nightstand.
6. Wood Slice
Rustic brides: a wood slice is a must-have ring bearer ‘pillow’. Personalize with your monogram and re-use as reception decor after the ceremony.
A hollowed-out book is a fun alternative for the ring bearer ‘pillow’. After the wedding, it can hold wedding keepsakes on your bookshelf.
Play ball: after the rings are carried down the aisle, the little guy can keep this as a gift.
Love is All You Need. Truth. This bowl is a cute idea — and I love the personalization.
Beach-bound brides: a seashell ring bearer pillow is a perfect fit for your theme!
A (miniature) canoe. Who would’ve thought this would be so stinkin’ cute? Perfect for the outdoorsy couple.
This easy-to-carry sign is cast with ‘Here Comes the Bride’.
Now that you’ve seen a few of our favorite ring bearer pillow ideas and alternatives, we want to know… what will YOUR ring bearer carry down the aisle?