(Closed) im not feeling the ring pillow

posted 10 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

hmm. why have a ring bearer at all, in that case? why not have a member of the wedding party hold the rings until it’s time?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

I love alternatives to ring pillows. We used a 1920s ring box that he proposed to me with as our ring pillow. I was determined to have the real rings be carried down, so I took a needle and thread and just created a stitch without knots to keep it on. Then the MOH and BM both took the rings from the "pillow" at the same time.

I’ve seen mini dishes, top hats, a branch, sea shells, a funky pin cushion, stuffed animals, faberge eggs, nests and so on. The possibilities are really endless.

amysue makes a good point in that you don’t have to have one if you’re not feeling it. Just do whatever you guys like.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

Never really got the ring bearer thing.  It’s true about them not actually carrying the real rings.  I sure wouldn’t trust a kid with my ring, even for a couple of minutes.

Post # 6
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Worker bee

i LOVE the bird nest idea! so cute!! although it doesnt really "go" with my wedding…

i’m getting a box and then decorating it with fake flowers..then tying a ribbon around it.  

 

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

This is kind of cute.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2005

If you scroll down on this link you can see an old fashioned engravable car bank. If you placed the rings in a cloth inside the bank, and had your ring bearer bring it down, the groomsmen could open up the bottom (or leave the bottom off and somehow fix the cloth bad to stay just inside the bank) and send the boy off with the bank. You can engrave his name on it if you want him to keep it OR your wedding date/names etc. if you want to keep it.

You could also get an old school hub cap, turn it upside down and line it. Depending on what kind of car he likes…Ford, Chevy or other. Sometimes antique stores will have really nice ones.

Or depending on what car your guy likes, you could get one of those leather key tags with the company emblem and tie the rings to it with a ribbon. That way, it’s completely customizable and inexpensive. Your ring bearer can hold it however he wants and it’s practical afterwards. :). They also have the miniature car key chains, and you’d have something to give your ring bearer afterwards.

You could also secure them to a 1:24 model of his favorite car. My guy’s idea is to put them in a convertable model of his favorite.

Then there’s these cool shirts on Etsy if you want the ring bearer to go casual or have something to wear underneath his suit or at the reception.

Then there’s the classic fuzzy dice.  Wouldn’t that be a cool ring shot for the photographer.

My guy is really excited about this since he’s a car guy, so if you know your guy’s favorite make or model, we can probably come up with some more.

Hope this helps!

Post # 10
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Newbee

I’m having my florist create a "pillow" made of the same flowers as the rest of the party.  I couldn’t decide on anything else!  My ring bearer will have the real rings at the wedding – he’s my cousin and he’s actually 8 so definitely old enough to be responsible.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

not sure if we’re gonna have a pillow either – seems so snore bore…

however, he wants a pillow with the stinkin "NY" logo on the bottom of it reppin his beloved Yankees…  but i was thinkin of something else…maybe tie our rings to a miniature bat or something… he’ll be 8 by the time we get married so i trust him – anyway where can the rings go from him walking down the aisle to where the rest of the BP stand..

i dont think you should have a pillow if you dont want it – your wedding your rules!

happy planning!!!

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

There have been some posts, and a give-away, about ceramic bowls made to tie the rings to.  I actually wouldn’t trust the rings to a young family member.  FI is just going to take charge of them himself, as I don’t think he even trusts his brother (and after all, he will have the pockets…)

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Well my ring bear won’t be any where near the rings! LOL. I think the pillow nowadays is mostly for the look, I wouldn’t trust a 4 year old with thousands of dollars in platinum and diamonds!

So mine is just walking down with nothing. There are 2 flower girls so I’m sure he’ll be trying to hold their hands. 

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