5 Fun Alternatives to Ring Pillows

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There’s a gorgeous selection of ring pillows out there for couples who are looking for the perfect place to perch their rings on their trip to the altar! But for those looking for something that little bit different, there are some really cute and quirky alternatives that can bring a dash of fun and personality to your ceremony…

Book Lover (image above)

We love the idea of carving out a heart or little square from a favourite book, a romantic tale or a beautifully illustrated novel to pop your rings in to. Romantic and something you will treasure forever, you can try this one yourself or if you’re not too fond of wielding a scalpel, you can pick up this style of ring holder on the likes of Etsy. Alternatively, if you’re afraid of damaging a much loved tale, you can always wrap some twine around your favourite novel and tie your rings to the centre of it.

Sweet Style

A porcelain dish either in the shape of a heart or otherwise would be a really sweet place to store your rings on their way up the aisle and once the big day has passed. Delicate and pretty, it is also the perfect spot for etching or engraving your wedding date or a special saying on to it – how gorgeous is this one below! Not on the Highstreet also have some sweet offerings.


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Beautiful Boxes

Another gorgeous keepsake, using a pretty box lined with tissue paper could be the way to parade your rings up the aisle. The simplicity of these little love boxes will keep the ring safe (no fear of it sliding off the side – just make sure it’s in the box before you get to the ceremony!) and again could be the perfect place to store sentimental jewellery once your special day has passed.


Image via PNZ Designs

Wooden Details

For the rustic bride and groom looking to keep to a particular theme, or the crafty pair who love wooden touches, opting for a tree slice and delicate bow combination to entwine your rings together is a really pretty alternative. And it could even be engraved for sentimental value. The pretty nest from BHLDN is another good alternative or if you’re looking to add a smidgen of fun to the ceremony and to impress your ring bearer, this ridiculously cute truck, designed especially for your rings, could look really cute being walked up the aisle.

wooden details

Truck image via BragginBags Tree slice image via Hudson Block Co Nest via BHLDN

Vintage Inspired

For the bride and groom who are looking to add a vintage touch to their wedding, the crafty, homemade approach can work well. One way to add a homely touch is to use an embroidery hoop, weave a ribbon in to it and to tie your rings up in a pretty bow.

embroidery hoop

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This cute ring pillow tucked inside a teacup is perfect for the vintage bride looking for a pretty way for a flower girl to bring up the rings. You can buy this particular version on Etsy or for the DIY brides, this could be something you could try and replicate.


Image via Hazel Faire