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? Is the traditional ring pillow 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
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. Great for baseball themed weddings!
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?