Dear FH has an 8 year old son that is very much a part of our family and we want to have play a big role in our wedding. We thought that he would be an usher and stand alongside the bestmen (yes I said men, there are two) but when we told him about the wedding he said, "Cool, can I be the ring dude?"
LOL, sure, you can be whatever you want. I think when we get to the rehearsal though, he'll want to stand with all of the guys. He's a guys's guy, and he's 8. There's no question he is a rough and tumble sports fanatic (his father's son.)
Here's the dilemma. While doing all of this wedding obsessed Internet surfing I kept finding the most gorgeous ring bearer pillows.
Like these from blogger extraordinaire, Brooklyn Bride who started Brooklyn Pillow:
I mean, can't you totally see throwing this on a chair to funky it up after the wedding?
Or I love the elegance in a pillow like this from Etsy seller Emici Bridal:
Well, everytime I almost bought them I thought of the face I would get when I told future stepson he had to walk down a church aisle carrying a pillow. It just seems wrong to make this boy's boy carry a dainty pillow.
I started wondering if there were alternatives to pillow carrying. Here are some cute things I found:
Maybe carry a banner like WeddingBee Mrs. Radish did?
HOw about a bell ringer? I had a cousin do this and it was adorable. Although, I'm not sure he would go for this either. If he did, I can assure you it will be quite the ringing. Here's a cute pic from Bridal Party Tees Blog. She also has a nice post on this option.
Do you have any ideas? PLEASE share!