The ring pillow wedding tradition is believed to have derived from Egyptian and Roman ceremonies where a page, representing a family or tribe, would offer jewels or a crown, placed on a pillow or cushion, to royalty. Most traditional size ring pillows measure 8 inches wide by 8 inches long and include satin ribbon ring-tie streamers for securing ceremonial wedding rings. Decorative ring bearer pillows are available with charms, removable pendants, rhinestone embellishments and satin ribbons and bows. Ring bearer pillows are available in satin, lace or grosgrain fabrics and in many styles, shapes and colors.
It is a safe practice to tie ceremonial, or faux wedding rings, to ring pillows for the wedding ceremony and keep the actual wedding rings in a more secure place. After the wedding ceremony, the bride and groom can replace the ceremonial rings with the real rings. This ensures a tragedy such as a lost wedding ring does not occur during the actual ceremony. One pillow may be used to present both the groom's and the bride's ring during the wedding ceremony. Many couples prefer to use two pillows; one for the bride and one for the groom. This a simply a matter of preference.
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