19 ring bearer options that'll make you die from teh cute

January 12 | meganfinley

Inspired by this little cherry blossom number over here (how much do you love the pocket!?), I decided to go on a trek to find even MOAR awesome ring pillows and ring holders.

Speaking of pockets, of course your pocket will work fine as a ring holder, and you don't NEED a ring pillow or special ring holder of any kind. BUT I was surprised to find that even traditional ring pillows have come a long way recently and I wanted to share some of my favorite finds in case you're interested.

Obviously in the past Offbeat Brides have gotten REALLY creative with their ring pillows. But what if you don't have time to make a Lego ring box or the skills to create a ring bearer outfit for your dog? What if you actually dig the whole ring pillow tradition? That's okay: for the craft-challenged and the Offbeat Lite alike, here are some ring pillows (way beyond the pretty white satin ones), and ring pillow alternatives (roses, eggs, dog wings…) that are available to you RIGHT EFFING NOW!

As always, click on ANY of the photos to learn more about each ring holder:

After finding the cherry blossom pillow I also got wind of this super cute bird ring pillow. The cuteness is killing me. I even like the color scheme.

It's not a ring pillow… yet. But sew a ribbon to the skull or force the rings over its plushy little bones and you got yourself one badass ring pillow from Paul Frank.

Leave it to Nambe to create a heart ring dish that's uber modern and sexy.

Umbra makes a GORGEOUS ring dish that could work just as easily as a ring holder for your wedding, then be placed on your dresser to hold your favorite jewelry and remind you of that one time y'all took a trip down the aisle together. Awwwwww.

This one says "steampunk ring pillow" to me.

Here's a cool, grungy, tattoo-style ring pillow.

Love the fun and funky colors and a pop of fluffy feathers on these guys.

How freaking cute is this ring flower? Can you imagine your ring bearer holding this rose in their tiny (or big!) hands as they come down the aisle? Because I can imagine it, and it's ADORABLE let me tell you.

Perfect for a winter wedding.

Monogram your pillow with your name, initials, inside jokes, whatever!

Botanical Ring PillowI have such a proverbial hard-on for these gothy ring pillows with a hidden pocket.

How often do you see a porange ring pillow!?

Dog wings with elastic leg front bands, a marabou pouf and satin ribbon to hold the rings all make your dog look so adorable I'll want to CONSUME ITS FLESH!

If your dog's not the wing-wearing type, here's a cool pillow option — a long black band is attached to the back of the pillow. Simply tie the black band around the shoulders and onto your dog's leash and watch your dog march proudly down the aisle.

Here's a cool heart-shaped ring box that would work beautifully and make a sweet keepsake box for later.

Rabbit Decorated Lace Wedding Ring Bearer PillowI'm currently losing my shit over this kawaii rabbit ring pillow. It's just so, well… kawaii!

If your wedding is going more towards the blinged out route, here's a Swarovski crystals Faberge egg box to cradle your rings in super style.

Okay, you got me, this one isn't actually a ring pillow — it's just a decorative pillow. But it's called the Lord of the Rings pillow! I'm thinking some crafty Offbeat Brides can turn this into a ring pillow easily and then use it as a nerdy decorative pillow after the wedding. Please!?

For even MORE ring pillow porn, be sure to check out our ring pillow tag. So many more amazing options to be found there.

  1. I'm LOVING the ring dishes! It's something I probably never would have thought of in a million years, but it's a great way to reuse your wedding supplies. Probably not little-kid friendly, but suhweet.

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  2. Yup, those are awesome!
    We used my stuffed stegosaurus because he has sentimental value and it was hilarious watching friends and family pass him around for the ring warming. At home I have a pretty silver ring dish with two birds on the edges. Very classy but also cute (and it saves me from knocking my rings into the sink and down the drain!).

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  3. omfg dog wings.

    I've pretty much been sitting here repeating that for ten minutes now.

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  4. I adore that silver rose ring box. So pretty!

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  5. Thank you for this post, I was just looking into items the Ring Bearer could hold. We are not having a "flower girl", so I was looking for something that could combine between holding rings and a "the bride is coming" sign.

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  6. Great ideas!

    Heads up on that pretty silver rose though. I used to sell them and they tarnish like a mo-fo and the hinge is fairly delicate. More defectives than sellable pieces.

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  7. At my wedding, the flower girl was also the ring bearer. She carried a groovy girl doll wearing a flowery outfit in a pretty basket. We pushed the rings onto the dolls arms, like tiny bracelets. Then our flower girl got to keep the doll as a present. And it looked pretty darn cute, if I do say so myself.

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  8. We'll be having our rings carried in a treasure chest by a little pirate! :)

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  9. I love the ring dish idea! Especially since you can re-use it after the wedding. Too bad my wedding has come and gone.

    Although after yet another round of "where the hell did I leave my ring last night?" this morning I'm thinking one of those might be a good idea anyway.

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  10. I like the idea of the egg and all that it symbolizes. For some reason I think that would look best if the bands inside were supersimple.
    Our ringbearer was a unicorn, so she carried them down the aisle on her horn.

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  11. My cousin-in-law has the rings tied to the door of a little model 57 Chevy. His theory was the ringbearer would want to hang on to the car so he wouldn't lose the rings. This is him with the car:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/plymouths/3716242880/in/set-72157621373368720

    We didn't have any kids we thought were appropriate to have in our party so we just had an attendants on each side carry one of the rings. They were carrying candle-lanterns (with LED candles) instead of boquets (yup, both sides – blue lanterns for bride's side and red for groom's side) so we tied the rings to the top of the lanterns with ribbon. And just in case they decided to knot up one of the attendants had a small pair of scissors (this turned out not to be problem):

    http://funcrunch.zenfolio.com/aurosxta-wedding-highlights/h36c5a9ad#h36c5a9ad
    http://funcrunch.zenfolio.com/aurosxta-wedding/h2ae7c518#h2ae7c518

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  12. I love the unique ideas, both in the post and the comments, for ring bearers! Now I just have to figure out what I want to do for my wedding…

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  13. i plan to make my own pillow with my grandma's sewing machine since she passed away. it's a way to kind of have her there.

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  14. my fiance and I are having our ringbearer carry to rings I a pokeball

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