When my oldest daughter Tara tied the knot, I decided to make the ring bearer pillow for her wedding celebration. For all you moms out there who think your daughter's will want to wear your old wedding dress, lets just say, I've yet to see it happen. They grow up and embrace their own trends and styles. In other words, they get their own sense of taste and their own opinion on clothing (and everything else imaginable). I hate when that happens, in my experience, around age two when they become enamored with the word NO and are not afraid to use it.
What better way to recycle something that is just taking up space, than to make something meaningful and new out of it? My wedding dress had been hanging in the closet gathering dust for years because, I was too busy putting kids through private school to have it hermetically sealed and boxed for $800 bucks. I breathed new life into it per-say. So, I used some of the material from my own wedding dress to make the ring bearer pillow for my first daughter Tara's wedding. I wish I could show you a picture of it but, I'm too afraid to ask her if she still has it. I'm a little over emotional-like right now.
OH FOR THE SAKE OF ALL THAT IS HOLY CHARGERS - BRING IT ON! A woman can only take so much pacing. The man is beating a path in my rug.
This is what the website, "The Knot" has to say about the duties of the ring bearer.
The ring bearer, traditionally a small boy aged four to eight, walks
down the aisle just before the flower girl (if there is one), carrying a
pillow with two rings tied to it. Since it's not the greatest idea to
entrust gold rings to a rambunctious 6-year-old, the rings are usually
Nicholas are you reading this? Nicholas can you read?
For a DIY project that started out on a wing and a prayer, I think it turned out real purty. A tad bit of hand embroidery to further personalize with their names and wedding date, and a pillow is born!
Kate and Justin
Much more to come...