Do you need a ring box for your wedding?
Whether you select a classic ring pillow (a small, square cushion that attaches rings to a ribbon) or a wedding ring box (with a secure lid), you do need a container of some kind.
Your ring bearer will carry the rings down the aisle at your ceremony in whichever vessel you choose, so you want it to be a good fit.
In this blog post, we’ll tell you what makes wedding ring boxes an excellent choice for your ceremony, proposal, or both. In addition, we’ll show you the best wedding ring boxes you’ll want to use for your ceremony — with all the bells and whistles.
Let’s get started!
What Do You Carry Rings in at a Ceremony?
When considering the type of vessel to hold your rings, you want something that isn’t too heavy or bulky for little hands to carry. You don’t want to make the task more difficult on your ring bearer.
In addition, you don’t want something flimsy that allows the rings to fly off of it — which happens, more than you may think. :)
A wedding ring box fits both needs perfectly. It’s small and lightweight, yet secure enough to hold one or two rings inside with a moveable or fixed lid.
I have seen rings slide off of a ring pillow onto the grass, rings get stuck to the ribbon due to a tight knot on a pillow, and rings roll off of a dish, down the aisle, during the ceremony. For these reasons alone, a ring box makes perfect sense for your ceremony if you want to ensure the rings don’t go hopping around. :)
I’ve never seen any fumbles with a box, though: it always seems to do the job right!
Now that you know what makes them a great option, let’s look at some examples.
The best wedding ring boxes we’ve seen lately — and a wildly popular choice for couples — are handmade by MUUJEE on Etsy. They offer wood, acrylic, combinations of wood AND acrylic, and glass to create one-of-a-kind boxes to hold your priceless jewelry.
Best Wedding Ring Box Ideas for Ceremony + Proposal
Here are some of our top picks for your ceremony.
Note: Prices listed are current sale prices at the time of publication.
1. Hexagon Glass Ring Box, $25+
If your wedding has a modern style paired with a woodsy aesthetic, you’ll love to use these wedding glass ring boxes with moss inside. It has a geometric design featuring a hexagonal shape; the lid and box itself are made of fine glass outlined in your choice of yellow gold or rose gold metal. Since the box holds two rings inside, you only need one ring box for your wedding.
PRO TIP: While the lid does not hinge, the rings are safely held inside. One recent customer mentions they used a small magnet to keep the lid closed tightly during the ceremony, which worked well for them.
You can get the lid engraved with your names, your initials, and/or the wedding date.
2. Heart Shaped Flip Style Ring Box, $23.99+
The heart flip ring box is a personal favorite of mine. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, as it’s one-of-a-kind in style and versatility. This ring box is popular for proposals and ceremonies — use yours for both! — and can even have custom engraving on either side.
This example showcases one of the sweetest song lyrics ever — “Grow Old With You” — as one example. If you have a special song lyric, quote, verse, or saying, you can get it inscribed onto the box for a unique touch. Each box holds one ring, so you’ll need two ring boxes for your wedding. However, you can get them engraved differently for each of you, if you’d like.
This box is small enough to fit in your pocket and keeps your ring securely inside during the ceremony.
3. Geometric Ring Box with Moss, $27+
If you’re planning a geometric themed wedding or have a modern aesthetic, this is the ring box for you! It features an amazing glass geometric shape, your choice of rose gold or yellow gold metal tone, and moss inside. It’s picture-perfect! Plus, it is spacious enough for two rings to fit comfortably inside and has a lid for a secure closure.
4. Wide Double Wedding Ring Box Made of Wood, $27+
This slim style ring is easy to carry down the aisle, but offers plenty of spacious room inside. You can hold two rings securely and close the ring box tight thanks to the flip-top lid that shuts completely. You can completely customize the front and lid of this wedding ring box: include a design, your names, initials, the wedding date, a short verse, song lyric, etc.
5. Round Ring Box with Rotating Lid, $18.74+
For a round style that stands out at your ceremony, choose this unique swing-top (rotating) lid box that holds one or two rings inside. It also has a magnetic closure, so you can rest assured your rings will make it down the aisle without falling out of the box. :)
The top can be engraved with your names or a phrase, like one of my favorites, “It Was Always You“.
You can include your names, the wedding date, a special motif — anything!
6. Mini Ring Box with Hexagonal Shape, $22.49+
Prefer a small ring box? This style is a mini yet it holds one ring securely inside. You’ll need to get 2 ring boxes for the ceremony, but then you’ll have a beautiful place for each of you to hold your rings.
This is one of my favorite wedding proposal ring boxes: “I love you, Hannah, marry me?” So sweet.
7. Walnut Wood Box with Flip Top Lid, $23.99+
The walnut wood on this ring box is exquisite! This is their XL ring box, so it’s a big larger, and has black foam inside to hold one ring securely. Perfect as a proposal or wedding ceremony ring box and amazingly customizable from top to bottom. Take a look!
8. Clear Ring Box with Movable Lid, $23.99+
If you want something lightweight and versatile, choose this clear acrylic wedding ring box with personalization on the top.
It has a moveable lid with a magnet to stay shut, but is easy to carry down the aisle (and lighter than glass). It makes a beautiful option for a modern wedding theme.
Plus, this box can hold 2 wedding rings inside, so you’ll only need one.
9. Acrylic Cube Box with Rose Inside, $29.99+
This cube box features a removable lid and a stunning rose inside. It makes a lovely accent for your wedding ceremony and will keep your wedding rings securely inside. It is made with clear acrylic plastic, so it’s not too heavy, yet it’s big enough to hold two rings and make a lasting impression.
It will look great as a photo accessory in your wedding snapshots, too!
Wooden Ring Dish or Tray, $25+
Here’s one additional ring holder to consider. If the idea of box with a lid isn’t your thing, but you still want something unique, here’s the next best thing: a wooden ring dish with engraving on it.
Plus, your ring dish can double as a tray or valet at home after your wedding.
(Note: it’s one of my favorite 5-year anniversary gifts, which is traditionally wood.)
I think that just about covers it! Whether you go with one of these wedding ring boxes for your ceremony, proposal, or both, I hope it provides you the security and style you’ve always dreamed of. I wish this shop was around when I got married. :)
P.S. Here is a helpful table if you’re still having trouble deciding. of wedding ring boxes to choose for your ceremony. Try out these links below to discover more inspiration!
|Wedding Style||Type of Ring Box for Wedding|
|Rustic||Wood Ring Box, or Tree Slice|
|Offbeat/Fun||Gaming Ring Box|
|Classic||Velvet Ring Box|
|Modern||Acrylic Ring Box|
|Beach||Glass Shell Box|
|Literary||Hollow Book Box|
|Vintage||Footed Ring Box|
|Whimsical||Heart Shaped Ring Box|
|Offbeat||Ring Pop Ring Box|
|Victorian||Leather Ring Box|
|Boho||Triangle Ring Box|
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