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ring bear

We first featured a ring bearer dressed up as a ring BEAR back in 2010, and since then the idea has spread like wildfire (even appearing on “How I Met Your Mother” in 2014). We adore the concept, and have tons of ideas and inspiration for you if you’re thinking of having your own ring bear at your wedding.

Constellations, a dragon cake, and BEARS at this planetarium wedding in Chicago

Constellations, a dragon cake, and BEARS at this Chicago planetarium wedding

Alex and Glenn were OVERFLOWING with ideas for their wedding. Alex’s Indian heritage was featured during the ceremony overlooking Lake Michigan in Chicago by focusing on a stunning mehndi-inspired aisle runner. They held it at the spectacular Adler Planetarium(!) which capitalized on Glenn’s love of constellations. Think outer space colors like deep fuchsia, purple, and blue, and “under the sea”-themed invitation suite, centerpieces featuring constellations and sea creatures,

Don’t miss the two epic dresses the bride wore, the fabulous dragon cake, and the constellation coloring book…

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This wedding is like if David Lynch filmed The Addams Family ballroom scene (you’ll want to see!)

“The initial concept was: what if David Lynch was to film the ballroom scene from the Addams Family movie and the only cinematographer available was Xavier Pérez Grobet (Nacho Libre)?” Yep, this wedding had STYLE… and aerialists, contortionists, a cake with a terrarium in the middle, excellent vintage fashion, and so much personality. You’ll want to see it as much as you wanted to see its inspiration…

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Ring security, puppy wranglers, and train conductors: Alternative wedding party roles for kids

We recently heard about a bride with five sisters, ranging in age from infant to adult, all needing a role in her wedding party. We’re fans of having just as many bridesmaids, junior bridesmaids, flower girls, ring bears, flower grandmas, adult male flower girls, bell ringers, and aisle walkers as you like (WHEW!), so we’re all for making this way less of a stress than it would be otherwise. Or, if you’re looking for beautiful simplicity, consider having no wedding party, and nobody gets left out. But if you’re going for inclusion, here are some alternative wedding party roles for kids we’d recommend AND how it’s been done traditionally, just for reference.

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Stacia & Kevin’s space-y Groundhog Day wedding with a ring bear

Our favorite member of the wedding party, the RING BEAR, returns! This time inside a space-y sci-fi-themed wedding in Seattle that includes sci-fi save-the-dates, Thai catering, and space grab bag favors. These high school sweethearts and their team of “Groundhoggers” totally know how to party (and awesomely get kicked out of the after party!).

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Sarah & Mark’s BBQ in a barn with a big bear brawl

Sometimes when you incorporate bears into your wedding theme, it begins Bear War I and somebody’s going down. Thankfully, there was mucho honey favors, tons of pies (including whoopie), and the breaking of bread to get all the guests involved. Plus, the bride has some great advice on what she should have brought to the hotel!

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Paying homage to our favorite wedding party member: the RING BEAR

Ring bearer? Sure. Ring BEAR? Hell yes! Every time we get to see a ring bear, we get excited. We decided to pull together all of our favorite ring bears to pay respect to that most LOL-worthy of guests and bear(er) of rings, who sweats his or her way through the ceremony for our viewing pleasure.