10 Wedding Ring Box Ideas for Converting a Holder Into a Keepsake
To house the symbols of your wedding vows, down the aisle and for as long as you both shall live, you'll want a piece that's as lasting as your love. Here, creative ways couples ensured their bands were secured in heirloom-worthy vessels.
Consider It Part of the Décor
If your case suits the style of your celebration, you'll recall the details of your big day each time you reach for it. A personalized birchwood ring box from Birch House Market contained this bride and groom's custom wedding bands and worked well with the earthy outdoor wedding.
When choosing or creating your ring holder, think outside the box for something unique to you as a couple. The day before the ceremony, this pair realized they didn't have anything to carry their wedding bands, but luckily the bride's mother was able to repurpose an old brass candle holder by removing the wax and lining the inside with extra fabric from a bridesmaid's dress. The result? A keepsake container that's truly one-of-a-kind.
Thrift a Treasure
Scour shops for interesting items that can be upcycled to serve as your band box for years to come. To contain their rings, Whitney and Jordan chose a vintage souvenir powder case a friend had found at a flea market.
Make It Your Something Old (And Something Gold)
This kind of lucky token will last long after the celebration. Plus, it makes a precious present to pass along to future generations. Here, a gold-plated ring box encased this couple's bands. "Scott's grandmother found it on one of our antiquing trips," Sarah, the bride, said.
Mark your memento with your initials, wedding date, or a special saying to fill the ring box with meaning as well as your jewels. A wooden vessel, found on Etsy, was engraved with this couple's initials, stained to match the darker wood tones of their venues, and finished off with a velvet pillow for the wedding bands to rest on.
Create a Visual Display
A glass case shows off its special contents. At their Tuscany nuptials, Regina and Jack lined this delicate jewelry box with moss to echo the natural elements of their alfresco affair. One of Jack's best men presented the ring box to the officiant when the time came, rather than assigning the task to a ring bearer.
Keep It in the Family
Start your very own tradition by borrowing an item from generations past to serve as your case. Here, the groom's mother sewed and embroidered the ring pillow, which was housed in a box from the bride's maternal grandmother, who could not make the trip from Egypt to attend the wedding.
Coordinate Your Cases
If you envision his-and-her ring boxes, curate a pair by giving them matching components. To transport their wedding bands, both from Catbird in Brooklyn, and the groom's locket cuff links, this couple lined antique boxes with the same green velvet material.
Choose a Timeless Token
Lasting treasures begin with quality materials and classic style. Alix and Bill chose a vintage box from Jasperware, a centuries-old ceramic-crafting company, to stand in as a ring pillow at their beautiful ballroom wedding.
Incorporate Handmade Details
Personalize the box, inside and out, with special touches. Bailey's mom found the perfect tin for carrying the wedding bands at an antiques shop in Austin. The bride embroidered linen to make a cushion that fit inside and secured the rings with a vintage hatpin for their trip down the aisle.
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