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Master March 2019

Ring bearer: Yes! Or Skip!

The Bride, on July 20, 2019 at 6:09 PM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 29
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Most people know that the ring bearer walks down the aisle carrying a pillow with two rings tied to it, but do you know why?

Will you have a ring bearer at your wedding? Why or why not?

Ring bearer: Yes! Or Skip! 1

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Latest activity by The Bride, on July 25, 2019 at 8:28 PM
  • Jessica
    Master September 2020
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    I don’t know where the tradition came from, but now I’m curious!
    Our son will be our ring bearer, but I will also probably have him walk with me down the aisle unless I decide to walk alone. We have a son (6) and daughter (5), so they will each have a role in the wedding and we want to include them in a unity ceremony too.
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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    I looked it up and saw a variety of answers but nothing definite. Maybe someone else knows for sure.
    That will be a really cool mix for your son to walk you down the aisle and hold the rings. At my wedding the best man and maid of honor held the rings.
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  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
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    No idea where tradition came from!
    Because my venue doesn't allow us to throw things (it's on the beach) I won't have a flower girl so I felt like a ring bearer will be weird. I might have my sister hold them and bring them up for us.
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  • Carrie
    Dedicated March 2021
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    I won’t be having a ring bearer. We have children together so they will be standing up with us and can hold the rings.
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  • Carrie
    Dedicated March 2021
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    Just found this?!?! Not sure how accurate it is

    Ring bearer: Yes! Or Skip! 2
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  • Melle
    Legend June 2019
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    I skipped since I didn't have kids at my ceremony at all
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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
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    We're skipping the ring bearer - FH and I aren't really into kids

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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    I would feel more comfortable with an adult holding the rings anyway Smiley xd

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  • Cher Horowitz
    Master December 2019
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    This is really interesting!

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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    Do you mean like their in your wedding party?

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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    Thanks for sharing!

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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    I didn't have any kids at my wedding at all.

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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    I don't blame you.

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  • KimandLarry
    Dedicated June 2021
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    My grandsons, who will be 3 and 5, will be "ring bearers" without actually holding the rings. They are actually escorting my granddaughter, who will also be 3, who is my flower girl. The boys will be on either side of her, helping her spread the petals.

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  • Jasmine
    Master August 2021
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    Hmm. Interesting. I was actually struggling with this one because I have a nephew that I've only really seen a few times in person. My sister and I are somewhat cool but don't have as close of a relationship like we used to. We have different moms so we weren't raised together for most our lives.

    Although we will have kids at our wedding, I don't want to feel obligated to have my nephew as a ring bearer because he's family. Thanks to this post, I'll probably just opt out of having one and then not have a flower girl either to make it less awkward.

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  • Lauren
    VIP February 2020
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    Absolutely! I have 4 nephews, and they’re all going to be my ringbearers. I’m really close to them so I couldn’t imagine getting married without them up there with us!
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  • Ana
    Devoted September 2019
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    I was going to skip as I have a small wedding party but my cousin moved back from Germany and I wanted to include his son in the wedding he’s 5.
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  • Carrie
    Dedicated March 2021
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    No they aren’t in the wedding party. We don’t have a wedding party but my 2 older kids are giving me away since they are from a precious marriage and our son we have together will be standing with us also. It’s a family coming together as 1 not juts him and I.
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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    Awwww, that's so cute and unique 😍
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  • The Bride
    Master March 2019
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    I think that's a good option since the relationship isn't really close.
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