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Date: 2/19/06 11:38 AM

I've volunteered to make the ring bearer pillow for a dear friend's daughter. I would like to make it really special. I would love ideas from you. Thanks in advance. Peggy

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Date: 2/19/06 2:00 PM

A few years ago I did some consulting (financial, not design) for a bridal accessory company and boy, did I learn a bunch. Accessories are a big deal and they are big business too.

First you need to decide on the style -- will the wedding look like Vera Wang designed it or Scott McClintock......tailored or frilly? Then color -- by now the bride has picked a scheme so the accessories should work with that pallet. Check out the online sources for ideas.

Once you have a style and color selected you should pick out primary and secondary ribbons for the accessories, establish a bow style -- and then make a fully coordinated set. The ring bearer pillow, flower girl basket, cake knife, champagne flutes, guest book, candle holders etc.

Make sure the ring bearer pillow has a very secure place for the rings - like a ribbon tie down inside a pouch attached to the pillow. Good luck and have fun.

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Date: 2/19/06 2:25 PM

There is a ring bearer pillow in the 4/2005 BWOF. I seem to remember it had a dress from each era and accessories at the back.

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Date: 2/19/06 2:35 PM

I made the ring bearer pillow and lined the flower girl basket with fabric from my wedding dress.

For the pillow, I made a small cushion about 6 inches around with lace in the seam. On the top I sewed ribbon roses and two long ribbons to hold the rings. Our colours were dark purple and green (14 years ago). One ribbon was purple one green.

I had the same ribbons dangling from my bouquet.

On the bottom of the pillow I sewed a small ring of elastic for the ring bearer to slip his finger in.

The flower girl basket was a smal basket I painted white. I lined it with the dress material and had the matching ribbons dangling from the sides of the handles.

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Date: 2/19/06 8:04 PM

I made my ring bearer pillow. I used a vintage handkerchief wrapped around a small satin pillow so that the four points of the hanky joined on the top. I secured them to the pillow, then added ribbons for the rings and some antique beads or buttons.

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Date: 2/19/06 10:10 PM

I haven't had to make a ringbearer's pillow but thought if I had & since I have an embroidery machine now, I would put something on it like the name of the ringbearer, date of event or whatever. My son had been a ringbearer several times many years ago and he got to keep one of the pillows - it would be a nice momento for the young man. And about attaching the rings to the pillows - I wouldn't suggest doing this - unless they were fake. Most weddings I've attended the best man & maid/matron of honor had the real rings. To each his own though.
-- Edited on 2/19/06 10:13 PM --

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Date: 2/20/06 0:39 AM

I've made only one ringbearer's pillow and it was for a young woman who met her husband-to-be when she was playing professional soccer in Philadelphia a few years ago. Her mother came up with the idea, and the pillow resembled a soccer ball - white satin with the dark panels made of a dark silvery metallic fabric. I used a couple of cheap paper plates as the base; they slipped inside the pillow shape, then I stuffed it with polyfil. The girls from the high school team the bride coached giggled when they saw the ringbearer pass by with the soccer pillow; the ringbearer himself had a fine time after the wedding, trying to get the thing to bounce. (It didn't.)

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Date: 2/20/06 10:40 AM

Great ideas everyone. I really appreciate your time in responding. Any one else have any thoughts?

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Date: 2/20/06 10:42 AM

i made a ring bearer pillow for my brother's wedding last spring. the review is here:
Ring Pillow Review

i've also made ring pillows that were more frilly, using lace, soutache, beading, whatever looked good. depending on how much time you have, you could embroider the couple's names, the date, and embellish with some bullion roses in the colors of the wedding. if you like to do hand embroidery, there are some beautiful ideas in Inspirations Bridal and Inspirations.

i also made a ring pillow that was embellished with dior roses:
Ring Pillow with Dior Roses (first picture on the page)

my opinion on the rings: don't put the real rings on the pillow. usually the MOH and the best man have the rings. i think 8x8 is a good finished size for the pillows

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Date: 2/20/06 12:31 PM

Someone posted last spring asking for instructions to put together a rose shaped pillow. I think she got it out of a magazine, but I can't find the post now. I remember it had four smaller petals, and five larger petals that were attached to each other, with a small circle in the center that you attached ribbons to for the rings. It was made of satin and the petals were stuffed, but that's about all I can remember. It did look elegant (although I don't think the ring bearer would be interested in keeping it ).

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