Paying homage to our favorite wedding party member: the RING BEAR

By on Feb. 21st

Ring bearer? Sure.

Ring BEAR? Hell yes!

Every time we get to see a ring bear, we get excited. This is especially so when they are a life-sized member of the wedding party, as was the case at Emily and Kyle's cupcakes, kilts, and robots rainbow wedding. You can see their best pal Bear and his giant ass rings with the groomsmen below.

We decided to pull together all of our favorite ring bears from weddings we've featured to pay respect to that most LOL-worthy of guests and bear(er) of rings, who sweats his or her way through the ceremony for our viewing pleasure.

Oh, and a few stuffed bears get the spotlight, too!

Kyle's crew just wouldn't look right without him.

Ringbearer with the Ring Bear

Photo by Terry Martin

Kari and Rich's rings were carried inside a little stuffed bear in honor of Rich's childhood best friend who had joked about dressing up in a bear suit, but unexpectedly passed away before the wedding.

Vanessa and Derek had an awesome ring bear who totally got into the spirit at their geeky vintage bear-y jokester wedding.

And he let the bride in on the bear head action. Bonus.

ring bear close up

Photo by Richard O'Connor

Jess and James used this marionette ring bear to "even out" their wedding party. An even wedding party is never required, but I'll take any reason to add in this cuteness.

Helen and Steve had their bears wear hats and fuzzy bow ties instead of full-on bear suits. They growled down the aisle!

Just us and a bear

Photo by Mira Weddings

Julia and Bobby's nephew was the suited-up bear at their 1950s-inspired wedding.

Can you bear it?

Photo by Mira Weddings

Here he is walking Julia's mom down the aisle. The faces of the guests say it all: LOLing all around.

Check online for all types of bear costumes: realistic bears, cartoon-y bears, baby bears, and even a Ted costume.

Are bears not your thing? Check out these ring pillow ideas:

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About Catherine Clark

Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time, she loiters at her local library, makes art, and overshares on Twitter and Instagram.