The Perfect Ring Bearer

Tips and Inspiration for Your Littlest Wedding Party Member

By Rebecca Barnes, Publisher of Brides & Weddings

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The role of the ring bearer is an important part of any wedding ceremony. This special little guy is responsible for carrying the rings down the aisle, so it’s essential to make sure he looks the part. If you’re looking for some ring bearer ideas, we’ve got you covered with some tips and inspiration.

Ring Bearer Outfits

When it comes to ring bearer outfits, there are plenty of options to choose from, depending on the style of your wedding. Here are some ideas:

Traditional Suit

A classic suit is a timeless option for a formal wedding. A black or navy suit paired with a white dress shirt and tie or bow tie is a stylish and sophisticated look.

Vest and Bow Tie

For a less formal option, consider a vest and bow tie combination. A vest can come in a variety of colors and fabrics to match the wedding’s theme, while a bow tie adds a touch of whimsy and charm.

Casual Outfit

If your wedding is more laid-back, consider dressing the ring bearer in a more casual outfit, such as khakis or dress shorts paired with a collared shirt or polo.

Ring Bearer Accessories

Accessories can be a fun way to add some personality to the ring bearer’s outfit. Here are some ideas:

Ring Pillow

A ring pillow is a classic accessory that can be customized to match the wedding theme and colors. Consider adding a special message or monogram for a personal touch.


Instead of a traditional ring pillow, a sign can be a fun and unique alternative. The sign can say “Here Comes the Bride” or “Ring Security” for a playful touch.


Suspenders can add a touch of vintage charm to the ring bearer’s outfit and can be customized in a variety of colors to match the wedding theme.

Ring Bearer

Activities In addition to carrying the rings down the aisle, there are other fun activities that the ring bearer can participate in during the wedding. Here are some ideas:


Include the ring bearer in the pre-ceremony photographs with the rest of the wedding party. This is a great way to make him feel included and part of the group.

Special Task

Give the ring bearer a special task to do during the ceremony, such as carrying a sign or bringing up a special gift during the unity ceremony.

Ring Security

Make the ring bearer feel important by giving him the title of “Ring Security.” Provide him with a special badge or even a pair of sunglasses for a fun and playful touch.

There are many ring bearer ideas to consider when planning your wedding. From outfits to accessories to activities, there are plenty of ways to make the ring bearer feel included and special on your big day. Remember to involve the little guy in the process and have fun creating a memorable and unforgettable experience for everyone involved.

Rebecca Barnes is the publisher of Brides & Weddings, the trusted local wedding planning guide for more than 25 years. Rebecca is passionate about helping couples plan their dream weddings. Schedule a complimentary wedding planning consultation, call with Rebecca today. 



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