Post # 1
I don’t have many family members with young children. In fact the youngest boy on both sides would be my nephew who is 8.
I’m having a very small wedding party, only a Maid/Matron of Honor and a Bridesmaid or Best Man, but I’m having all of our kids walk down the aisle before me.
This includes 2 babies (5 months and 20 months at time of wedding)
Can I have my babies hold the rings somehow?
Their older sisters will be walking/carrying them down the aisle.
I’m editing this because I wasn’t very clear in my first post. I don’t want to have my nephew be in the wedding. I would rather just keep it small as it is and have my girls hold fake rings.
Post # 3
@kazarmo: Give them a pillow, or whatever you like, with dummy rings on it, made of yellow pot metal, and let the best man hold onto the real rings.
Post # 4
@kazarmo: I was just at a wedding and the rings were put in a small box with a latch. They were tied inside the box. Little boy was 3 years old. Really cute!
Post # 5
@kazarmo: The risk with Koko’s idea is the ring bearer not wanting to give up the rings, moreso than losig them, and running off into a corner playing keep away. If the best man has the real rings, the wedding can proceed while one of the parents attends to their child.
Post # 6
@kazarmo: I think it’s super cute having all the kids walking down the aisle! But I wouldn’t give the rings to the boys, at that age they’ve got no idea what they are. (Granted they’re not the real rings, but if they’re carried by someone who has no idea what they are, with no sense of “occasion”, I don’t see the point).
The 5 month old would just shove them in his mouth. The 20 month old would just carry it by his side.
So I’d just have the best man mind the rings; and let the kids be cute kids without giving them any rings.
Post # 7
@Duncan: I’m liking this the best.
So it doesn’t seem strange to have my baby girls be the ring bearers and not a little boy?
Post # 8
@kazarmo: I think it’s better to give them to the older girls. At least they’d treat them properly, e.g. carry the pillow upright. No, there’s nothing wrong with having a girl carry the rings.
At 20 months there’s no guarantee he’ll walk down the aisle at all.