What kind of ring box should you choose for the ring bearer to carry? These are the questions bride-to-be, Camila, asks us about ring boxes for weddings. She writes,
“Hi Emmaline Bride! I’m looking for a wedding ring box for my ring bearer to carry down the aisle instead of a pillow. We are planning an outdoor wedding and I want something rustic but I am open to suggestions. Do you need a ring box for your wedding? If so, what are some types of wedding ring boxes you would suggest? Thank you.”
Great question, Camila! A ring box is the most popular alternative to a ring pillow for weddings. As a rule of thumb, and in response to your question, you need a vessel of some kind to carry the rings down the aisle or hold them safely until the vows. But the type of ring holder you select is completely up to you.
Personally, a ring box is my favorite option. Why? Unlike a ring pillow, which is seldom used after the wedding, a ring box offers functionality. You can place it on your nightstand or dresser and it will hold your ring in a ring dish or box when you need a minute: washing your hands, working out, painting, traveling, etc. If you don’t want anything to happen to your ring, place it in the ring box.
Next, a ring box offers endless possibilities when it comes to personalization. You can customize a wood ring box with engraving: a favorite quote or biblical verse, your names, a favorite lyric from a song, or your wedding date are just a few suggestions.
If you choose something like a glass ring box, it can serve as a small jewelry box, too, personalized on top with your initial or wedding date as a decal.
A ring box for wedding ceremony use is a great idea and you’ll love the reusable factor after the big day.
Now that you know what makes a ring box so special, let’s talk about what kind of ring box is appropriate for your wedding. You are having a rustic wedding, which to me means likely a wooden box or carved-out tree slice will fit in nicely. In this blog post, you’ll learn about unique ring box styles for weddings, which ring box is best for each theme, and where to get yours.
To start, here’s a chart outlining the best ring boxes for weddings based on the theme. You can click on the ring box option to see an example or scroll down in this post to see some ideas.
NOTE: Giveaway at the end of this blog post!
|Wedding Style||Type of Ring Box for Wedding|
|Rustic||Wood Ring Box, or Tree Slice|
|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|
Now that you’ve seen the list, let’s dive a bit deeper into these styles and see a few examples of each.
Unique Ring Boxes for Ceremony
1. Wedding Ring Box Engraved
This is a wedding ring box engraved on the top with names, a favorite lyric, or a quote — anything! I especially like how these hold enough room for two rings. By MUUJEE.
For another option, check out these round wood boxes from Keeps. If you’re looking for a rustic look, this is the ring box for you! The lid ensures the rings are kept safely inside until its time to exchange your vows.
These Etsy velvet ring boxes are a popular choice among couples right now; they look beautiful at the wedding and in your photos to show off your ring. It can be personalized on the lid with the initial / monogram of your choice. By LironTresor.
This modern triangle box is another fave: I love this style! By TheVelvetGardenBox.
Also loving these Etsy velvet ring boxes in copper, perfect for fall weddings!
3. Wedding Ring Box Glass
Glass is one of the most popular wedding ring boxes right now: a glass jewelry box! Personalized by MUUJEE.
4. Wood Slice
For a truly rustic wedding ring holder, look no further than this rustic tree slice style! It is carved with your initials and wedding date. It looks so cute! By The Flower Patch.
Planning a beach proposal or wedding? This seashell wedding ring box is our favorite pick for it! By Waen.
This shell is an alternative (by SeashellCollection):
6. Wood Ring Box That Rotates or Slides
This modern hexagonal wedding ring holder has a rotating lid and holds two rings. By MUUJEE.
They also offer a sliding box style, like this one with the sweetest thing ever: “How about forever?” :) Love this.
7. Acrylic Ring Box
This modern ring box is etched on top with your initials, wedding date, etc. A see-through box makes it possible to see flowers or moss inside, too! By MUUJEE.
8. Wedding Ring Box Story Book
This makes a unique ring box for a literary or book themed wedding: a hollowed-out book to hold trinkets, and your ring, inside. By Vintiquewise.
9. Wedding Ring Box Heart
Prefer a heart ring box? We found one you’ll love! It is by MUUJEE. You’ll want to get two wedding ring boxes, one to hold each ring.
10. Footed Wood Box with Moss
This footed ring box is a beautiful rustic option, filled with moss inside! By JenArtsyWood.
BONUS: Wedding Ring Box with Light
Want a wedding ring box with a light inside? For night weddings, intimate elopements in the evening, or someone wants a ring box for a proposal at night, this is a creative option. This ring box with light will shine brightly on the ring inside for a picture-perfect moment. By MayaMor.
Where to Buy Wedding Ring Boxes for Ceremony
If you like a ring box shown here, click on the photo or link directly underneath it to buy yours, find out pricing, ask a question, etc.
Hope it helps! Have any questions? Reach out to us in the comment box below and we’ll swoop in to help. That’s what we’re here for! :)
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All of these are so creative.
The shell “box” is by far my favorite.
I love it too, Cindy! I think it would look so nice as a jewelry box after the day. Thanks for stopping by :)
These are all just so beautiful!
Thank you, Chantal! :)
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