The ring bearer tradition is hilarious when you really think about it. I mean, have you ever seen 6 year old boys? They run. And dig. And kick. Then on one of the biggest days of our lives, we strap 'em into a black tux and ask him to slowly walk down the aisle carefully holding a small pillow with thousands of dollars worth of gold and diamonds resting on top. It's insane.
But then that cute little angel strolls down the aisle with his hair gelled back and his adorable bow tie and you hear the whole audience oohing and giggling. And the photos that you'll keep forever are priceless of him bouncing down the aisle. And you realize how totally worth it the tradition actually is.
So, in support of all things adorable, I put together a list of ring bearer pillow alternatives. If you want to switch up tradition just a little and would rather a unique take on the pillow, I have found some gorgeous alternatives I think you'll love and want to use! Click the links below to shop.
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This ring box would be a perfect addition to a modern and minimal wedding. Fill it with small white rocks if you'd like or moss if you want to incorporate more greenery.
Gorgeous for a vintage wedding! This is made out of wood and the shop has plenty of floral options just like this so you can go a little crazy.
I love that the rings pull out of this box and that the rings are tucked neatly into gorgeous velvet. This would fit perfectly into little hands!
If you're going for rustic charm, these "bride" and "groom" boxes would be so sweet to include, especially if you have two ring bearers.
So simple and sweet! You can even use this after your wedding to display any small mementos from your big day.
In LOVE with this unique design. I love the geometric top and the walnut is stunning. This would be perfect to use for a proposal and reuse for the ceremony!
A sweet little addition to the ceremony. The top of this can also be customized with your initials!
I'm all about personalized details in a wedding, which is what drew me to this pretty little box. You can also reuse it afterwards to keep small details, like flower petals or a piece of your veil.
As you can tell, I'm a sucker for dark wood and unique cuts. This hexagon shape is stunning with its swivel opening.
I immediately pictured a gorgeous outdoor wedding with this stunner. It would blend in perfectly for an outdoorsy wedding in the woods!
Ah! This is just too cute! And the engraving, gorgeous. Add some moss or other greenery inside to fill it up and add a small pop of color.
If you're planning your ceremony in a barn or outside, this pretty little number would fit the decor perfectly. And once you're finished with it, you can attach a small ribbon to the top and use it as an ornament!
Oh my goodness. I love the calligraphy on this box AND how practical it is. It's big enough to keep after your big day to keep a few small momentos.