Who’s Holding the Wedding Rings?

Who holds the wedding rings when there is no ring bearer? We recommend that the ring bearer carry fake rings but you knew that already, didn’t you? Traditionally, the best man holds the wedding rings but it’s perfectly okay to enlist the help of the maid-of-honor. The honor attendants will simply slip the ring on their finger (the maid of honor uses her thumb to hold the groom’s ring; the bride’s usually fits on the best man’s pinky). It’s best to plan this in advance and to clue your best man in as to when he’ll be taking responsibility for the rings. This detail doesn’t seem that critical but it really can be. One of our couples had given their rings to the photographer so he could take his “wedding ring” portraits and forgot to give them back before the ceremony! They had to use a bridesmaid’s and groomsman’s ring for their vows! It seems a bit funny now but can you imagine the sheer panic at that moment? We consider it a “lesson learned” and wanted share our advice with all of you. Happy planning!

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