We chose not to have a ring bearer for our wedding ceremony, mainly because we didn’t know any younger boys to give the position to at the time. Besides, do you really want to tie two expensive investment pieces to a pillow and entrust a rambunctious 6 year old with them? 😉
Note: You can always use fake rings if you do opt for the ring bearer with pillow route
The next best thing is to utilize the best man. In fact, below is photographic evidence of the moment when my husband took the wedding ring, neatly tucked in its box, from his brother.
I will never forget the moment because our marriage commissioner was adamant that the best man not touch the rings — EVER! His primary duty was to open the ring box for the groom.
To this day, I am not 100% sure of the reasoning. Perhaps the officiant thought the ceremony would be spoiled, heaven forbid if cross contamination of rings happened. Or perhaps it was a pet peeve for the officiant and she liked the aesthetic of the box being presented to the groom, rather than the ring being handed over. In any event, if I had know it was going to be such a big focal point, I would have upgraded the generic mass produced black velvet ring box to something a little more special.
Which finally brings us to today’s topic – wedding ring boxes you likely won’t get from your local jeweler.
Wedding Ring Box Ideas
1. Leather Wedding Ring Box
The Rolls Royce of ring boxes?
Smythson’s lovely ring box is bound in luxurious calf leather, has a pop up mechanism that elevates the ring beautifully, and makes the perfect storage place for that special ring long after she says yes.
Smythson’s represents over 130 years of British luxury leather goods and is a proud holder of three Royal Warrants. If you don’t know what that is, look it up. If you live in Britain, it pretty much means the Queen (or other members of the royal family) have given a seal of approval, and most likely use the product.
2. Velvet Ring Box (Pantone Color)
We’ll start with the basics. You might be content with the status quo – a standard velvet ring box. But look what I found, wouldn’t you love to add a matching pop of brightness to your wedding color scheme rather than just a boring black box?
Lo and behold there is a company that makes such an item. In fact, they make them in all sorts of Pantone colors. You can get a custom ring box made to match your exact wedding color scheme!
3. Handmade Geometric Glassware
I love stumbling upon a well styled living room on instagram! Grey/white color schemes that have an oversized comfy couch, trendy coffee table literature, a cozy throw and a good looking metallic geometric art piece somewhere on display really float my boat.
That’s why I fell hard for these super sweet geometric glassware by Waen. They come in all different shapes and sizes, in metal finishes like bright copper, rustic copper, silver, and black.
Fill them up with sand, moss or dried flowers to make the perfect ring display for the engagement or the wedding day itself. Following the wedding, you can keep using it as a charming jewelry box or a small planter.
4. Metal and Wood Custom Engagement Ring Box
Simple and clean this custom cube made from metal and wood offers a simplistic but unique alternative to a generic black ring box. Perfect for a modern wedding, I could definitely see this little gem working seamlessly in an urban city loft venue that has exposed wood beams, brick walls and metal ducts.
5. A Vintage Ring Box Find
I am all about vintage items!
If there is a vintage market taking place over the weekend, you can be sure I’ll be there. It’s not only to look at old stuff, but to step back in time and imagine who owned the pieces and what their life must have been like.
So, when it comes to a vintage ring box, I think it is very romantic. To think that someone else in love gave a ring to their loved one using the same box is just fantastic. Definitely check out your local vintage Sunday Market, or take a look through Etsy for a vintage find.
6. Stained Glass Seashell Ring Box
She sells seashells by the seashore. Say that 10 times fast!
If you are having a wedding by the sea, this has to be the most fitting beach inspired ring box that you’ll ever see!
7. Sterling Silver Personalized Initial Ring Box
I’ve always been a fan of decorative details like fleur de lis, hinged lid, handles, or rivets. This ring box gives the imipression of a modern day take on medieval storage of precious jewellery. Use it for the wedding, as well as afterwards to store tiny treasures.
8. Wedding Ring Box Shabby Chic
A painted wooden box for a rustic wedding. Your very own custom initials shabby chic wood ring box can be used for carrying rings to the altar, and makes a great keepsake afterwards!
9. Slim Wooden Ring Box
A slim wooden ring box that can be personazlied. This beautiful box is carved from quality wood and finished with a natural stain. Would make a fitting vessel for couples who love minimalist style, and have an appreciation for natural materials.
10. Geode Ring Box
Not into the wood look? How about presenting the rings in this truly unique geode ring box. This one-of-a-kind box is crafted from sparkling Agate. If you are looking for something a little different that will pop out, even to your guests who are sitting in the back row, this geode ring box is the way to go.
11. Faberge Egg Ring Box
Your guests will say ‘oooh’ and ‘aaah’ over this stunning Faberge egg ring box.
Don’t worry, the price tag is more reasonable than a real Faberge egg.
Made from a goose egg that was hand cut in a downward V, painted with white pearl paint and embellished with with fuchsia Swarovski jewel crystals, the presentation in and of itself is a statement. Jewels, gold color, and a touch of flair reminiscent of 18th century European style that might just possibly define luxury ring box.
12. A Romantic Book Ring Box
Any hopeless romantics out there?
Hide your rings in an ornate keepsake ring box. Made from an antique French book, it has several blank pages for someone to write a heartfelt message inside. I could see this being used for as a unique gift for an unsuspecting proposal, or a unique way to have your wedding rings carried down the aisle at an outdoor vintage-themed garden wedding. This ring box book exudes romantic notions!
13) Rotating Ring Box
by Etsy: WoodsburyRingCases
I found this original gem (holder) on Kickstarter. The idea to create the unique box came from two second generation jewellers who struggled with the problem of having to conceal a chunky proposal ring box. Turns out many people face this challenge.
So they came up with their own solution – a secret ring box ideal for surprise proposals! Not only is it perfect for wedding bands during the ceremony, its durability means you can use it long afterwards. The ring also rotates when the box is opened! Fantastic product idea!
Thank you for stopping by. Find a luxury ring box that you like? Let us know in the comment section below.
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Despite her dreamy wedding blogger lifestyle, Meredith's day job is running ClassicVeils.com and a full-time mom to an active toddler. If she could, Meredith would spend her days taking cruises, helping animals in need, and watching Big Brother!