There are many ways to customize your wedding. Each design element gives you an opportunity to add your own style. While a ring pillow serves a function, it’s this small detail that makes your wedding uniquely yours. Check out some of these ideas.
Fabric Ring Pillows. When planning your wedding and you are looking for something where a family member or friend can help, making a ring pillow is the perfect task for those who are crafty or good at sewing. We have seen quite a few crafty Moms help with this project.
A ring pillow in colors coordinating with the wedding. Photo: Innova Photography
For a wedding that was to take place at the Newseum in Washington, DC, you can see the couple’s monogram with a quill pen design. Photo by Dreamworks Photography
This is my ring pillow, made lovingly by my Mom using a white lace handkerchief.
Floral Ring Pillow. Since floral ring pillows are quite delicate, I recommend only using these for older ring bearers.
This was one of my favorite by Philippa Tarrant. I loved the lime green mums. Photo: Photos Unscripted
While this pillow of orange carnations carried the couple’s wedding vows, you can certainly use it for the wedding rings too. Photo by Holland Photo Arts.
Other Ring Pillow Alternatives
A ceramic bowl like this one from Paloma’s Nest is another alternative for your wedding rings. Photo: Documentary Associates.
We’ve also used boxes belonging to the couple a few times, such as this beautiful one. Photo: NK Swingle.
For a couple that loved reading, we had the ring bearer carry the rings tied to a book while the flower girl carried their vows tucked inside a book. Photo: Kurstin Roe
My new favorite, because it is always a photography gem, is the ring bearer acting as “ring security” carrying a briefcase. Photo: Erin Tetterton
As you can see, there are some fun ways to use a design detail as small as the ring pillow to infuse some personality into your wedding. Follow along on in our Customize Your Event series. — Vicky