An important accessory for every ring bearer is a ring bearer pillow and as a modern bride you have many appealing options. When deciding on the style of your ring pillow you will need to keep the following things in mind.
One of the first things that you should consider is the ceremony location and theme of your wedding. You will want to pick a style that will both fit in with the theme of your wedding as well as the location. For example:
If your wedding ceremony is taking place in a church or a house of worship you might what to stay with a more conservative style.
An elegant and simple style pillow in your wedding colors might be more fitting for this type of ceremony or even a ring pillow made from fresh flowers.
On the other hand if your wedding is more casual such as a garden or beach wedding you could opt for a more fun design such as a birds nest ring pillow or a nautilus shell ring pillow.
One thing you should always keep in mind when selecting a pillow is the capabilities of your ring bearer.
A younger child may not be up to holding an object in their hands so you might like to consider something that they can clutch close to the body or hold in one hand such as a teddy bear rag doll or even a ring pillow with a handle.
Whereas an older child would be more capable of holding a pillow without dropping it, which brings me to the next point the type of material the pillow is made from.
Ring pillows are not just made from fabric you can get pillows made with fragile objects such as shell, ceramic and other breakable material which might be best left to an older ring bearer.
Ring pillows come in all shapes and sizes so just look to your wedding theme to come up with size and shape that you will want.
For example if your wedding is by a lake you might consider a canoe shaped pillow for your rings. Or if you are having a western style wedding consider a simple pillow made from burlap decorated with fresh or silk flowers.
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You can opt for a simple single toned pillow or a pillow in two or more tones to compliment your wedding theme colors.
Readymade pillows are quick and convenient but you can be limited if you have a special design in mind that is not already made. But this is not to say that you can't add your own special touches to a readymade pillow so that it will fit in with your theme.
If you are a crafty bride a DIY ring bearer pillow will be a snap to make and be a little more personal - as you have given a little of yourself in the making of it and it can become a treasured heirloom.
Last but not least do make sure that the rings can be held securely in place, this can be in the form of ribbons or little pockets.