Post # 1
OK, maybe a dumb question, but our ring bearer (my 5 year old nephew) is going to carry our actual rings down the aisle with him. What does he do with them once he walks down the aisle? They’re going to be tied to one of those cute bowls from Paloma’s Nest. I know the best man usually holds the rings, but does he remove them from the bowl when my nephew hands it to him? Hold the whole thing and untie the rings at the right moment? Help!
Post # 3
I think you are asking for trouble having a 5 year old hold the real rings. If I were you, I would tie fake ones to the bowl and have the boy present the rings to the best man. He can pretend to untie them, but then secretly remove the real ones from his pocket.
Or, you can do it the way you are proposing, let the ring bearer walk down the aisle to the best man, have the boy present the bowl, let the best man untie the rings, and hand one to the maid of honor.
Post # 4
I kind of agree with Niki. I think you should use fakies. If you think the little oy will be upset with fakes, I think you could have the best man pretend to untie them. But I would have him just walk down the aisle and go sit with his parents.
I’m not familiar with the bowl. If it has the same purpose as a pillow, then he can just hold ono it when he gets to the front.
Post # 5
I guess I should explain that our wedding is very small and the aisle will be all of 15 feet long. My sister (ringbearer’s mother) is going to hand him the bowl immediately before he walks down the aisle. If he drops the bowl, the rings aren’t going to go anywhere since they’re tied to it. So I don’t really think we need to use fake rings. In any case, real or fake, i wasn’t sure what the ringbearer did with the rings! I’ve been to tons of weddings but never paid attention to details like this before.
Post # 6
We had our wedding this past Saturday. Our ringbearer was 5 and he carried the real rings. They were attached to the pillow with ribbon that had velcro so it was really easy to undo. He just stood there with them until the best man asked for them.