I'm Not Having a Ring Bearer at My Wedding. Who Should Hold the Rings?

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Photo: Cappy Hotchkiss Photography

Many couples forgo having a flower girl or ring bearer at their wedding—there may be no age-appropriate candidates or the couple wants a child-free wedding. But if there's no ring bearer, who is responsible for the rings? Our wedding etiquette experts are here to answer your ring bearer-related questions in our daily post.

Who holds the rings when there is no ring bearer?

Usually the honor attendants will simply slip the ring on their finger (the maid of honor uses her thumb to hold the groom's ring; the bride's usually fits on the best man's pinky). If you're worried about safety, or a ring getting stuck, have your maid of honor carry it in a little satin bag; the best man can use his jacket or pants pocket (after he checks for holes).

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