(Closed) Would this be weird …. bear … ring bear …

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

I think it sounds sweet.  2 years old, though?  That sounds really really young to be a ringbearer.  Will he be going down the aisle with someone else?

Post # 4
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Newbee

I think it’s an adorable idea!  Oddly enough, we were just talking about this last night–my 8yo princess has a teddy bear that she has had since birth and rarely goes anywhere without him.  A family friend was teasing her last night about how Buddy would be a part of her wedding and she’d have to find a hubby that didn’t mind sharing her.  The princess popped up with "Buddy can be my ring bear!" LOL 🙂

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

I love it! What a great way to incorporate something from your mom & dad’s wedding into yours, and so sweet to have as an heirloom to pass on.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Cute!  Why would guests hate it?  If they do, they’re up there with the Grinch that Stole Christmas.  The thing I would worry about would be prying the bear away from the ring boy afterward.  Just kidding.  I’m sure it will be fine.  😉  You can always have a replacement toy ready to swap out if you think there will be a "situation."

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I think 2 ring bears would be in order..one for the 2 yo little guy and one for the little guy or girl on the way in a few years in the Hyman Roth family.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

That is a very sweet idea! I actually agree with the idea of getting 2 bears made. One for the ring bearer and one for your future baby. He definitely won’t want to give it up & things could get a little emotional for him. A 2 year old won’t understand that this "toy" is only his for the ceremony.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think this is a fantastic idea!  And yes, see if you can make two.  The ring bearer keeps whatever it is he carried the rings in.  I got our Flower Girl a gorgeous basket to carry down the aisle, and I was crushed when my mom told me that she gets to keep it. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2008

Glad to hear he’s mature and well behaved– I know that kids that age sometimes get stage fright when 150 pairs of eyes are staring back at them, so you might want to have a back-up plan, just in case.  I’ve been to several weddings recently with ring bearer issues– one got really nervous with all the people and wouldn’t walk down the aisle until his mom came up to escort him, and one got halfway before he started to cry, and then he sprinted the rest of the way up to his dad.  🙁  But some kids are total hams and do it perfectly.

Kids are so cute in weddings, though, no matter what messups happen.  Sometimes it helps to just lighten the mood a bit, and break the ice.  But just be prepared that everything might not be "just so."

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Cute idea! 

 This just reminded me of one of the odd restrictions that our church has – no children under 4 for ring bearer or flower girl.  Kind of makes sense, but it seems like it should be up to the couple.

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