Tiny black tuxedos, satin pillows, imitation rings: these are what generally come to mind when thinking of the traditional ring bearer. And while following tradition is a lovely choice for a classic wedding, more and more brides are choosing to incorporate some personality as they send their little guys down the aisle. Young boys often have short attention spans, so making their part in the wedding more fun can be helpful in keeping them focused on the task at hand – to look adorable and make it down the aisle without wreaking any havoc, of course.
Whether the couple wants to come up with an idea for the ring bearer or discuss it with the child himself, these cute ideas from real weddings should help serve as inspiration. Click on your favorite photos to see more details from each of the celebrations!
Make sure the rings are secure by hiring some "security guards" as your ring bearers. Or rather, dress up the little ones in security-guard costumes and give them miniature safes to carry as they walk down the aisle. Kids love to use their imagination and will enjoy being such an important part of your day, while guests will delight in seeing the ring bearer(s) take their job so seriously! Photo by KLK Photography
If your wedding has a strong theme, consider a costume for the ring bearer(s) to add to the fun. These two boys were part of a movie-inspired wedding and dressed up as Lloyd and Harry from Dumb and Dumber, but themed outfits can come from a variety of sources to best fit your nuptials. Photo by Carter Rose for F8 Studios
There is not much that children enjoy more than pretending to act like adults. A drivable toy car will make your ring bearer the coolest kid at the wedding, along with providing him a memory to cherish forever. Photo by David Michael Photography
This little man is perfectly prepared for a beach wedding. Not only is the treasure chest a fun and cute way to transport wedding rings, but the ring bearer and his parents will be thrilled that he is encouraged to wear sandals. Photo by Susan Stripling Photography
Indulge the childlike nature of your ring bearer and decorate a tricycle for him to ride down the aisle. This element also gives you an excuse to put more flowers in your wedding! Photo by Max Shaboot Photography