(Closed) No Ring Bearer – so Who Holds the Rings during the ceremony?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
  • poll: Who Holds onto the Rings during Ceremony?
    Best Man holds Both : (19 votes)
    42 %
    Best Man holds the Bride's/MOH holds the Groom's : (24 votes)
    53 %
    Other -posted below : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2010

    we are not having a ring bearer but we are having the groomsmen pass the ring down the line when we need the rings and the Best man will have until then. 

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    I think it can probably be either.  For my FBIL’s wedding, my fiance held the rings since it was easier because I didn’t have pockets.  For our wedding, we may have his brother hold both or he may hold mine while my brother, who’s my man of honor, might hold his. 

    ETA: We’re also having a ring warming ceremony so it may just be whoever is closest, my brother or his, when the rings are done being passed around.  

    Post # 5
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    269 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    I am having my dog pose as our ring bearer! The rings will be (securely) tied to his suit. 🙂

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I’ve always heard that the Maid/Matron of Honor holds the groom’s on her thumb. And for what it’s worth, I’ve also heard when you have one, the ring bearer doesn’t hold the actual rings (just decoys). I guess it depends on how much you trust him!!!

    Post # 7
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Just do it however you want. It doesn’t matter as long as you have a plan!

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I would think the groom or the Bridesmaid or Best Man, they will have pockets!

    Post # 9
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    The MOH/Best Man held ours until it was time for our minister to talk about the significance of the rings, and then they were handed to him. He held out of his hand, and my husband and I took them when it time to put them on (him first, then me).

    I agree with @crayfish, though. There isn’t a set rule about it, as long as you have a plan, it doesn’t matter how you do it. 

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    The thought of our rings in pockets freaks me out.  I feel like someone’s gonna pull out a cell phone and they’ll go flying unnoticed and disappear for ever.  My Maid/Matron of Honor is wearing FI’s on her thumb or forefinger, and the Best Man is wearing mine on his pinky (I made him try on my e-ring to be sure it would fit).  I just feel better if they’re in hand as opposed to a pocket, but I’m paranoid like that.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    @808mjm202:  Haha I guess that makes sense!  Especially since it’ll be the first time they’re worn.  I sort of like the symbolism of people we have been closest to protecting the rings for us to give them to the person we’re marrying.  But I totally get where you’re coming from, and I think the pouch will work great.

    Post # 15
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    You know, this is awful because I can’t be 100% sure that I’m right but I think Maid/Matron of Honor held both.  I just trusted her more than the guys that day.  🙂

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