Traditional. The traditional wedding ring pillow is usually either a square or heart-shaped pillow. The color is typically ivory or white, with matching lace sewn around it. Many brides choose to have the color of the pillow match the color of the wedding dress. The rings are tied with a ribbon that is attached in the center of the pillow.

traditional ring pillow

Butterfly ring bearer pillow. This type of pillow is used to bring a touch of nature to the ceremony, and is often a great choice when you must be married in doors because of the season. Also, often times the butterfly is a detachable charm that can be worn later on a necklace or bracelet to remind you of this very special day.

butterfly ring pillow

Kid-Friendly. Inasmuch as most ring bearers are children, a kid-friendly alternative to the wedding ring pillow is a sports ball, depending on what the child’s favorite sport is. Stuffed animals make another creative option. Use one of the child’s favorite animals or find one that ties into your wedding theme.

kid friendly ring pillow

Box ring holder. this is not your typical ring pillow, rather it is a shaped box, which can be shaped as you would like, in a heart, a fairytale inspired carriage, etc. Usually such a box features a velvet lining, which you would get in your wedding colors. This box can later serve as a jewelry box, or something nice to keep reminding you of your special day.

box ring holder

Modern. A newer and more modern pillow can be designed in colors to match the wedding party colors, or in a fabric displaying a favorite pattern. Toile, damask and cherry tree blossoms are popular patterns. Attaching a large artificial flower or decorating the pillow with wedding party flowers are other options many brides are choosing. Eclectic patterns, colors, ribbons, lace, flowers and beads are all ways to decorate a more modern wedding ring pillow.

modern ring pillow

Rose bud ring bearer pillow. This choice is wedding ring pillows is a classic; it features a rose bud on the top of the pillow, which has the effect of adding an elegant touch to your wedding day. Like I said, this is one of the more popular ring bearer pillows around, and you can even dry the rose buds and save them as a memento.

rose ring pillow

Alternative ring pillows. Today, many wedding traditions are altered in favor of more creative, unique approaches. For a more rustic style, a stack of petite wood slices tied with a ribbon is one way to display the rings. If a beach wedding is planned, you might adorn a pillow with sea shells and starfish. Using an artificial bird’s nest is a quite popular alternative in weddings today. An elegant and romantic style alternative is to use a small ceramic plate or bowl engraved with a saying or phrase.

alternative ring pillow


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