Post # 1
I never thought about NOT giving our ring bearer our real rings until I made his seashell (instead of a pillow) this week and showed it to a few people. Most of them had reservations about him carrying the real things. Did you let your ringbearer? If not did you use fakes? Or was the pillow empty?
For reference, our ringbearer is 7, so he isn’t little little. And the seashell has ribbons to tie on the rings, they won’t just be sitting in there – see the picture.
Post # 3
We are not married yet, but I have been to a few weddings. I suggest you use fake rings! Children are very unpredictable, and you don’t want either ring to get lost. Kids can run down the aisle, sit in middle of the aisle, play with whatever is in their hands (think swing, throw, etc.) or just not make it down the aisle at all! Regardless, they are so cute all dressed up and alternate rings won’t make their job any less important to them.
Edit: I forgot to tell you how cute the seashell idea is!! 🙂
Post # 4
No will not let them use our real rings. We probably won’t trust our bestman with them either. lol
Post # 5
We are not having a ring bearer at all, but I wanted to mention that I LOVE your shell. Beautifully done.
Post # 6
We are not having a ring bearer either.
But I work with children of that age and I think if he is only given the rings just before the procession and they are tied on, it should be no problem at all. He will understand that it is a big responsibility and he will be in eye-shot of many adults for that period of time. With all eyes on him and your rings tied on, you have nothing to worry about.
Even a 4 year old could be trusted in this situation if you give it right before walking down the isle.
Post # 7
Haven’t decided yet about giving the ring bearer the real rings but I wanted to tell you that your seashell is super cute. You did a great job on it!
Post # 8
I have mischievous 5 and 4 yr old ring bearers—as much as I love them I’m worried they’ll chuck the pillow, ring and all down the alter! I have a beautiful keepsake box in the shape of a heart with crystals on it that my oldest jr bridesmaid will walk down the aisle.
Post # 9
our ring bearer carried the actual rings, he is oddly responsible and well behaved for a 4 year old. Plus the aisle wasn’t very long, and they were tied to the pillow. I know anything can happen, but I wasn’t the least bit worried about them.
Post # 10
Ours were tied to the pillow, so even if he tripped or threw the pillow the rings would still be with the pillow. My hubs bro was in charge of giving him the rings just before and retreiving them and untying them, they both did a great job.
Post # 11
i’m not married yet, but since our ringbearers will be 3 and 3.5 yrs old, we will not have the real rings on the pillow.
Post # 12
We’re planning on having the real rings on the pillow. They will be securely tied to the pillow with ribbons, so even if by some chance our ring bearer decided to throw the pillow, the rings should still be fine. Am I crazy for having him carry the real rings? He’s only 2 1/2, but he’s a really well-behaved kid, and he will only be holding the pillow for as long as it takes him to make it down the aisle.
Post # 13
- Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas
We won’t be giving him the real rings! Our MOH/Best Man will probably have them!
Post # 14
I had the COOLEST ring bearer pillow to match my heart decor. It had a beautiful heart shaped box with a lid to keep safe.
Post # 15
We’re having an adult female relative as a ring bearer, so she’ll definately have the real rings, but I’m trying to figure out what she’s going to do with them once she reaches the end of the aisle! I imagine it’s the same as any child ring bearer, but I’ve never been to a wedding that had one, so I have no idea! Does she just give them to the best man?
Post # 16
If there was a Hell NOOOOO option I would have picked it 🙂