Hi loves! Today we’re talking about rustic ring pillow ideas and alternatives. First of all, do you have a ring pillow yet? A ring pillow is a traditional vessel in which the rings are carried down the aisle by the ring bearer. Once the ring bearer reaches the altar, chuppah, wedding arch, etc., the rings are given to the Best Man to hold onto until the exchange of vows. (Read: Wedding Ceremony Order of Events for more on this.)
While ring pillows will always be a classic choice, it seems like couples are looking for creative alternatives to hold the rings. For a rustic wedding, even a unique accent to tie into your theme — i.e. a classic ring pillow covered in burlap instead of shiny satin — becomes a twist on the classic tradition. In today’s post, we’re rounding up seven alternative rustic ring pillow ideas to inspire you. Each ring pillow / box / nest is lovingly handmade by an independent Etsy artist. Since each ring pillow is custom-made just for your wedding, no two are exactly the same. Which one is your favorite?
Etsy Rustic Ring Pillow Alternatives
1. Burlap covered rustic ring pillow
This burlap ring pillow features a double-sided burlap design with a flower on the front. The flower in the image is mint green; many colors are available to coordinate with your color palette. Ring pillow measures 8″ x 8″ and is stuffed with poly fill. By Jadiecakes. Buy here.
2. Rustic ring box with initials
3. Carved birch “tree” ring box
4. Wood slice wedding ring pillow
This wood slice rustic ring pillow is personalized with your names and wedding date on the top. There are two slots carved inside the wood slice into which your rings sit. To finish the piece, a jute twine string is tied around the base. By Dindin Toys. Buy here.
5. Rustic ring box with burlap inside
This wood ring box has a hinged top and features burlap inside. With a distressed finish, the burlap ring insert add a rustic flair while also keeping your rings safe and secure. By Red Heart Creations. Buy here.
6. Sliding top carved wood ring box
8. Ring nest filled with moss
Where to Buy Rustic Ring Pillows
Do you like these ring pillow ideas? Want to buy a rustic ring pillow for your big day? Click on an image above or the link directly underneath it to buy yours.
What do you think of these ring pillows? What kind of pillow or alternative are you using for your wedding? Tell us in the comment box below!