Five alternative ideas for your ring-bearer

15 Feb 2017

If you don't want to follow tradition and leave it up to the best man to produce the goods on your wedding day, here are five alternative ring-bearing ideas...

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With the role of ring-bearer comes great responsibility, but it can also create a talking point centred around one of the most special moments of your big day. If you hadn't given it any thought already, here are some considerations to make the delivery of rings an extra memorable event. 

1. Owl

Graceful, romantic and magical, an owl is one of the most beautiful animals to deliver your rings in an elegant way. Leeds Castle in Kent offers this service as part of the venue's wedding packages, which includes a meet and greet with the falconry team, a behind the scenes tour of the Birds of Prey Centre to meet your owl in-person and a training session for the receiver of the owl (and rings) a couple of weeks before the wedding.


2. Children security

By giving children invitees a part to play in your wedding, you'll not only keep them entertained throughout the ceremony but will be adding a personal touch to proceedings. Whether the chosen child is your own, a relative or a guest, their involvement will be remembered for years to come. You can even give them a uniform as 'ring security', just as Stacey and David Hinder did on their wedding day with Stacey's godson (pictured below).


Image: Claude Mattson

3. Pets

The perfect opportunity to involve your pet in your special day, an animal ring-bearer is always a favourite with couples and their wedding guests. Just remember to practise those commands before the wedding, so that your pet doesn't go astray when walking the aisle. If your pet happens to be a dog, here are some ideas to make them look the part.

4. Robot

For the die-hard tech-fans and the 'Trekkies' among us, a robot might be just the solution to injecting personality and fun into the ceremony. It may also be an opportunitiy to introduce your wedding theme, offering a teaser of what is to come at the reception. 


5. Helicopter

While not quite the real deal, a remote control helicopter or drone will give the groom something to concentrate on and may serve to take away any pre-vow nerves. As always, practice makes perfect, so ensure he is up to speed on his control ability to avoid any unfortunate navigational mishaps.

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