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Ring Bearer Pillows - Ideas and Photos

Updated on November 30, 2010

Brief History of a Ring Bearer

Dating back to Egyptian times when fancy jewels were displayed on even fancier pillows and brought down an aisle to the bride and groom during their wedding ceremony, the ring bearer still exists in full-force at weddings today. 

Today's ring bearer's usually symbolize the vessel carrying the rings to the wedding couple. More cautious brides and grooms have begun sewing symbols of their rings onto the ring bearer's pillows, and leaving the fancy rings up to the Man of Honor to hang on to.

Ring Bearers Pillows - Photos

Perfect for Spring and Summer "I Do's"
Perfect for Spring and Summer "I Do's" | Source
This made me laugh - how perfect for photos!
This made me laugh - how perfect for photos! | Source
Classic, vintage and Rustic all rolled into one!
Classic, vintage and Rustic all rolled into one! | Source
If you have two ring bearers, or just one that will have full hands - these birds will make a great photo!
If you have two ring bearers, or just one that will have full hands - these birds will make a great photo! | Source
Edgy, green creations...perfect for a little boy's imagination!
Edgy, green creations...perfect for a little boy's imagination! | Source
A classic.  You can't go wrong with a white or ivory pillow with added pearls and rhinestones.
A classic. You can't go wrong with a white or ivory pillow with added pearls and rhinestones. | Source
Fresh Flowers make for a great pillow!
Fresh Flowers make for a great pillow! | Source
Cute little cloth birds are an added keepsake
Cute little cloth birds are an added keepsake | Source
totally cute!
totally cute! | Source
Fresh and gorgeous
Fresh and gorgeous | Source
simple and easy!
simple and easy! | Source
perfectly dainty
perfectly dainty | Source
Giant and fun!
Giant and fun! | Source
made with vintage fabric
made with vintage fabric | Source
Edgy and modern - this would be perfect for a minimalist wedding.
Edgy and modern - this would be perfect for a minimalist wedding. | Source
Adorable
Adorable | Source
Who wouldn't want a huge fluffy silk flower?
Who wouldn't want a huge fluffy silk flower? | Source
Fresh flowers made by your florist to match your colors.
Fresh flowers made by your florist to match your colors.

Ring Bearer Pillows

There may actually be more styles of Ring Bearer pillows than there are little boys at this point in time.

I have a large selection of my favorite pillows ranging from classy to funky.  Each style has it's own merit and will undoubtedly look adorable with a little boy carrying it down the aisle of your wedding.  Keep in mind, it is a great idea to sew plastic rings to the pillow instead of entrusting a 6-10 year old very expensive pieces of jewelry.

Sunflower pillow - By Brasspaperclips at Etsy, will illuminate any wedding ceremony! Giant and fluffy, you can easily sew it on to a larger pillow as a keepsake for years to come.

Swan Pillow - by TianaChe is just the most hilarious pillow I've ever seen.  I love it!  And, can just imagine wedding photos of a little boy carrying this giant swan down the aisle.  I hope I get to see that at some point in my life!

CherubinoCrafts created a beautiful blend of rustic, vintage and classic rolled into one with their moss covered ring bearers pillow. 

The lovebirds created by HankAndTillie on Etsy, are adorable.  If you happen to have two ring bearers, this would be the perfect choice.  They come in a variety of colors to match your wedding theme.

Idotakeu on Etsy, created a cute pillow perfect for the trend of Rustic Weddings.  A backyard, cottage or barnyard wedding would be simply perfect with a little fresh, handmade pillow like this. The bird and branch are sewn flat and the rings are tied to a piece of string/twine coming from the bird's mouth.

Grandifloral created fresh floral designs that would set any little boy's imagination going wild. These exotic creations can work for a very modern or minimal wedding.  They're unique and classy.  Ask your florist about making a fresh pillow for your ring bearer.  Some of their creations have plants that you can actually keep growing long after the wedding.

The Classic Ring Bearer's Pillow by studiowedbymirela, is an ivory pillow embedded with rhinestones and seed pearls.  A classic pillow for an elegant event.  No frills, no fuss, just beauty!

If you're looking for something simple and easy, Petal and Thorn has a rustic box filled with moss to hold your rings.  The satin ribbon can probably be altered to the color of your wedding.  Just ask the designers.  They also have a tiny moss pillow with a little birds nest filled with tiny eggs for holding your rings.  Cute!

PinkandPinkVintage offers oragami paper flower pillows for something a bit more funky!

Vintage pillow fabric is used on the ring bearer pillows by pompandplumage. Sophisticated and retro.

One of my favorites (aside from the swan), is created by Robinbirdnest and is an edgy and modern creation of moss and plant-life.  It looks a bit sci-fi and very modern.  This one would look fantastic for a bride that is doing things in a simplified, stylish way...with a sleek, slim white wedding gown and  croquembouche wedding cake.  Modern style at it's sleekest!  Your ring bearer will love playing with this after the wedding!



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    • EllenDean profile imageAUTHOR

      EllenDean 

      7 years ago from Austin

      Hi Nic,

      That is such a great idea! I love it! And, I'm glad you figured out something custom-made for you guys. It helps to have the mind of a designer/artist for sure. I'll soon have some ideas for flower girl baskets. I'm wondering what you'll be doing....hmmm.... I'm sure it'll be something amazing! I enjoy hearing from you. Cheers!

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      Nicole Answer 

      7 years ago

      Hi Laura,

      We are having a cute little toy chev truck. Its going to have a little faux velvet ciishion in the back in the tray party with the rings tied on it.

      My fiancé and i are massive car nuts (we both drive performance cars) and are Holden Fans. Without pending a small fortune on a scale/model Australian Holden ute (@ $200 + in price) we decided to opt for the Chev. people that know us will get it and we both stil really like it. Chev is Holden anyway :)

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