Post # 1
Hoping for some opinions, as I’m at a loss. We are having 2 flower girls and a little girl holding the rings instead of the traditional ring bearer. I’d like to call her something other then a “ring girl” or “ring bearer” in the program. Any ideas would be great!! (She’s 3 Yr.) thanks
Post # 3
The term “Ring bearer” doesn’t specify a male-why would you need to change it for a girl? I would just keep it.
Post # 4
I’m with cakegal. She’s still a ring bearer. I don’t think it needs to be changed – it doesn’t equate with male-only.
Post # 5
I agree with cakegal you shouldn’t change the title of ring bearer just b/c it’s a girl, that is unless you just don’t like the sound of it.
Here’s a post that discussed the same thing
Post # 6
I agree with the others, anyone can “bear” something, therefore a “bearer” can be male or female. When they see a female name in the program, the guests will understand that it’s a little girl and not a boy…
Post # 7
I kind of disagree. I know ring bearer does not “mean” boy…but I see why the OP wants to give her a different title.
In all honesty, I would probably do something overly cheesy like “Ring Princess” 🙂
Post # 8
I think “ring bearer” is perfect.
Post # 9
Thank you all for your quick responces!! I actually have to get the program info. in today so I am short on time for this one, my own fault. I love the ‘ring princess’ idea, so cute!! I’m not afraid to be cheesy:) Thanks to you all
Post # 10
I called my niece a ring maiden
Post # 11
There is nothing masculine about the title “ring bearer”. If you don’t want that, use ‘keeper of the rings’ as an example.
Post # 12
Ring fairy? You can put wings on her…
Post # 13
We thought about ring princess too, but the flower girls and the ring girl are all right around 5 years old, and I suspect the flower girls will want to be princesses, too….five year olds do not tend to embrace diversity 🙂 To avoid any princess drama, we may just call them all flowergirls and have one carry the rings.
If your flower girls are a little older than the ring bearer, this shouldn’t be an issue for you…
Post # 14
Maybe bearer (or bringer) of the rings?
Post # 15
I was going to say “ring bearette”, but the -ette diminishes things. 🙁
I would probably stay away from “ring princess” as well… for more or less the same reason.
Aside from “ring bearer”, I can’t think of anything else I’d label her.
Post # 16
We’re calling our female ring bearer just a ring bearer…she’s going to look cute and girly and have a pretty pillow for the ring, so I don’t see anything wrong with using that gender-neutral title.