(Closed) Who exactly carries the ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The maid of honor carries the man’s ring and the best man carries the girl’s ring.  The maid of honor can put the ring on her thumb so that she doesn’t drop it.

Post # 4
Member
2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I’m having a ring bearer but we’re probably just going to get some fake rings to tie to the pillow/plate or whatever we’re going to use. I’m with MissAsB – I’m giving my FI’s ring to my Maid/Matron of Honor and he’s giving mine to his best man.

Post # 5
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1514 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Usually they’re fake rings tied to the pillow.  The Maid/Matron of Honor and Bridesmaid or Best Man carry the rings, or in my case, we just carried each others rings (I had his on one of my fingers and then pulled it off when it was time to exchange.

Post # 6
Hostess
16213 posts
Honey Beekeeper

@jennifer: I’ve been wondering this too…

So then, the ring bearer doesn’t actually carry the rings at all? Does that look strange for the ring bearer to be at the front and not actually supply the rings?

Post # 7
Hostess
18641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I wouldn’t give the ring bearer real rings either.  I would just sew some fake rings onto the pillow.  You don’t want little kids with rings because they might drop them or do something worse.

I haven’t been to a wedding with a ring bearer but I think that they just take the pillow up to the front and then go sit with their parents.  I can’t imagine them standing up at the front for the whole ceremony.  It is hard enough for adults to stand still that long.

Post # 8
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487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2009 - Byodo-In Temple, Luau Reception

If you have a ring bearer, typically they would carry both rings. But really, there are no real rules and anything goes.

We didn’t have a ring bearer (or a wedding party), so I had my brother carry our rings. He sat with my mom and dad in the first row, so when the officiant asked for the rings, he just walked up to her and handed them to her.

If you’re worried about giving such valuable items to a 1.5 year old, you could have someone from your wedding party hold the rings instead. There’s no right or wrong way to do it.

Post # 10
Member
354 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

@jennifer – I wouldn’t even worry about buying inexpensive fakes – no one will notice. I had an 18 month old ring bearer too, and my brother ended up carrying him (and the ring pillow) down the aisle ๐Ÿ™‚ Our best man had both rings in his jacket pocket.

Post # 11
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1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

We have no ring bearer, but we are putting our rings in a cute little silver chest, so we’ve got to have one person carry both of them. I’m thinking it will be the best man, since the Maid/Matron of Honor will have her hands busy with her bouquet.

Post # 12
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2195 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Since there are no little boys in our families, we’re going to have two eight-year-old girls carry our rings on ring bearer pillows.  Not too worried about an eight-year-old losing the ring, I mean, it will be tied to the darn thing. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Post # 13
Member
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Here are my thoughts:

Honestly, I wouldn’t give my real rings to a cute little fellow in a mini-tuxedo. ๐Ÿ™‚  His job is to look cute. period ๐Ÿ™‚ 

I would (and did) give MY ring to Bridesmaid or Best Man and DH’s ring to Maid/Matron of Honor.  It was easy and reliable that way.

That being said, if you choose to have you your wedding party hold the rings, I wouldn’t do “fake rings” on a pillow.  I would simply have your cute little ring bearer walk down the aisle, perhaps escorting the flower girl(s)….I just think it’s kind of weird to have him carry fake rings on a pillow. JMHO…

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