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Three Alternatives To A Pillow For A Wedding Ring Bearer

by Abbie Lawson

At a lot of weddings, it's common for the ring bearer to carry the rings on a special pillow as they make their way down the aisle toward the front of the venue. While many people like this idea, you might be looking for something different — perhaps because you favor less-traditional elements during your ceremony. If so, there are all sorts of alternatives that you and your significant other can discuss as you plan your wedding, and then implement with the help of the ring bearer on your special day. Here are three alternatives that might appeal to you.

Faux Bird's Nest

If you're planning an outdoor wedding that will include a number of natural elements, you might wish to use a faux bird's nest to carry the rings. You can buy these nests at many craft stores, and they're typically made of natural materials such as dried vines that are formed into the shape of a real nest. The interior of the nest provides a secure place for the rings, so you don't have to worry about any mishaps. If desired, you can wrap a ribbon in your wedding color around the exterior of the nest for a custom look.

Handmade Box

If you have a family member or friend who is an avid woodworker, think about asking them to build a small box that can hold your rings during the early part of the ceremony. This handmade product can offer a one-of-a-kind space for the rings, and you may find that the person feels excited about building something that will play an important role in your big day. After the wedding, you can use the box to hold special mementos somewhere in your home, where it can serve as a reminder of the ceremony.

Sports Item

It can be useful to think about what common ties you and your future spouse have. If you both have a deep love of a certain sport and you're going to include some elements in the wedding that relate to that sport, it can be fun to see what ideas you can come up with for the wedding rings. For example, if you're both avid golfers, one option would be to tie the rings with a fancy ribbon to the shaft of a golf club — and then have the ring bearer carry it toward you. A lot of guests will enjoy the creative nature of this idea.

For more information, contact a venue such as Pristine Chapel Lakeside.