A Guide to Wedding Ring Pillows & Holders
When your ring pillow or holder is personalised to create an individual piece, it will do far more than just hold rings but also carry the memories with you. Let's explore the variety of styles available:- classic, traditional or contemporary. Whatever your preference, they all need to have a unique personalised element that makes them a true keepsake for your special day.
'Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.'
- Khalil Gibran
The traditional classic ring pillow
The timeless classic is the traditional square shaped ring pillow. The most requested size has been 20cm x 20cm. This has the advantage of being easy to carry for the often little (or shaking) hands of the chosen ring bearer. This size also allows the embroiderer the required space to perform their craft unrestricted, when monograming and adding the date of the wedding day.
When it comes to colour themes, brides often choose to match with the bridesmaid's dress. In our experience, we have found that the ribbon can be the ideal place to add a colour accent, so adding the highest quality handmade frayed silk ribbon is vital for this focal point. Ivory satin thread for the embroidered text on matching fabric is a timeless classic. However, always ask the maker if they have a particular coloured thread that you may prefer - matt gold & silver thread being a popular choice for monograms. The final addition of thinner, fine satin ribbon ring ties ensures the rings are delivered securely and do not distract from the centre piece of the pillow - the wedding rings themselves. Beyond the day, the time invested in a handmade personalised ring pillow, cushion or holder to make it just right for you, will elevate it to a treasured keepsake.
The heart shaped ring pillow
With deep historical origins and an unmistakable meaning, the heart shape is the accepted symbol of love. We have taken this eternal shape and combined a contemporary twist by adding a range of hand dyed, hand frayed silk ribbons that bring the tradition of 'tying the knot' into your ring pillow design. The carefully placed ribbons allow for fine embroidered monograms or floral wreaths, this design perfectly balances tradition with new beginnings.
An alternative ring holder
Which ring pillow is right for you?
Make sure you choose the colours and design that sparks joy and happy memories of your wedding day. So long as you love it, then it's perfect. Invest in a piece that will stay with you, as you have many years ahead of you both!