Wednesday, March 2, 2011

To Many Options... Brain Overload... Close Eyes & Point!

I made a list of things I still need to get done for the wedding that is very fast approaching. The list is rather long so we won't even talk about it.

Taking one item at a time lets talk about ring bearer pillows. I want something unique. Something that after the wedding I can sit out in our home instead of stuffing it in some box that will go in a closet and just take up space.

Have you ever shopped on Etsy? I seriously LOVE everything on there. People are so crafty and creative!! *Sigh* if only I had the time.

I typed in "ring bearer pillow" and I was presented with endless options!

Did you know some people now uses trays or boxes instead of pillows?

Ring Pillows

Custom With This Ring Monogram Names Date Ring Bearer Pillow in Lime Green Teal Damask or Available in Your Wedding Color Scheme
Custom Bluebirds with Love phrase Personalized Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow in Your Wedding Color Scheme
Custom Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow with Vows Sentiment and Monogram Names Date in Your Wedding Color Scheme
Custom Red Birds on Branches Love You Today, Tomorrow and Always Personalized Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow in Your Wedding Colors
All above pillows By Freshline
Woodland Outdoor Butterfly Rustic Burlap Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow Personalized Heart Chalkboard Tag You Customize Flowers
astylishdesign
I love the line by Freshline but they are a little out of my price range. And we have two ring bears so I will need two pillows..... I like the last one especially if I decide to use burlap on the hay bales. But I'm not real crazy about the butterfly and I'm not real sure I would really display this in our home afterward.

Ring Boxes

custom ring block: birch branch
custom ring block: birch branch
custom ring block: antique peony
Above boxes by jenniferraichman
The boxes are super cute and not something I had seen before but at $38 each thats still a little more than I'm willing to spend (not to say they aren't worth it - they are totally cute and a lasting keepsake). 

Ring Board

Square Ring Bearer Board, Romantic Weddings, Vintage Weddings, Bridal Accessories, Bridal Gift, Custom Wedding, Personalized Wedding, Ring Bearer Pillow, Wedding Sign
Square Ring Bearer Board, Romantic Weddings, Vintage Weddings, Bridal Accessories, Bridal Gift, Custom Wedding, Personalized Wedding, Ring Bearer Pillow, Wedding Sign
Square Ring Bearer Board, Romantic Weddings, Vintage Weddings, Bridal Accessories, Bridal Gift, Custom Wedding, Personalized Wedding, Ring Bearer Pillow, Wedding Sign
MyPrimitiveBoutique
I would have never considered a ring bearers board but I thought these were really cute! And only $14.95 each - definitely more budget friendly. Plus after the wedding these could easily be hung on the wall next to wedding pictures. (I'm all about multi-use) I made the mistake of looking at the other items MyPrimitiveBoutique had to offer. If I had money I would want to order almost one of everything!

Ring Dish

Custom Ring Bearer Keepsake Bowl - Wedding Tree
SayYourPiece
Set Of TWO Ceramic Ring Bearer Discs with keepsake box and charm Reads MR ans MRS
aphroditescanvas
Marry Me - Handmade Ceramic Proposal Ring Bearer - mini RING BOWL
lovegrowsbygiving

Again I had never heard of a ring dish. I think they are cute but not really me.....

Other interesting ideas
Natural Moss Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow
AprilHilerDesigns
Rustic Birch Bark and Moss Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow
AprilHilerDesigns
The LILLIAN (white) - Moss And Flower Ring Bearer Pillow
MackensleyDesigns
People are just so creative!!!

My favorite is still a pillow but I'll be honest the ring board is running a close second. I thought about making my own pillows. 

But then I realized I don't have enough time as it is so when could I possibly find the time to sew two pillows??? You can only give up so much sleep....... I may ask Marine's grandma if she will make them for us. I'm sure she would be happy to. 

But I really do like that little ring board..... hhhhhmmmmmm......... What do you think?

Sure I could ask Marine but we all know that would turn into a scene from Friends. Or he would want to know which one's the cheapest and if we really needed one at all. Guys really just don't get it sometimes.




Monica: Here! (She sets a bag down in front of him.)
Chandler: What’s this?
Monica: It’s your suitcase. We’re going to Las Vegas.
Chandler: Are you serious?! I mean like eloping?! No more stupid wedding stuff?! No more these flowers or these flowers or these flowers—Think of the money we’ll save!! (Monica just looks at him.) We’re not eloping. I love the flowers. Can our wedding be bigger please?
Monica: We’re going to Las Vegas to see your dad. It’s time you two talked, and I want to get to know my father-in-law.
Chandler: Y’know we already went over this and I won!
Monica: No you didn’t. Oh and honey just so you know, now that you’re marrying me, you don’t get to win anymore.

~ Friends ~

4 comments:

Date Girl said...

I like the ring board best, and I think you could easily make that on your own in just one day. Very cute ideas! Two pillows? I didn't realize there was more than one pillow when they're used?

E said...

Could I get away with using just once since I have two ring bearers? Both boys are 3 so I figured I would need two since it would be hard to explain to them why one gets to carry something and the other doesn't. What do you think?

Date Girl said...

Ohhh you have two? Well that definitely changes things. I think it'd be cute to have them each carry their own if you can swing it, especially if you made them! However, I was once a flower girl with my cousin and we each carried one side of the basket, but that's easier to do with baskets.
Man, if I lived there I would totally make you some ring boards. I need a new project!

phoebe said...

who knew there were so many ideas?!?!

i love homemade pillows. if you can or if someone else can make the pillows i think that's my fave. traditional with a modern flair. pick out the fabric and then see if someone will sew it for you. i can't wait to hear what you chose!

btw. loooooooove the friends quote!!