9 Destination Wedding DIY Ring Bearer Pillow Ideas

From the classic ring bearer to pillow to some “out of the box” ideas, we’ve compiled the unique 9 DIY Destination Wedding Ring Bearer Pillows. I love some of these unexpected ways for a ring bearer to carry the wedding bands – for instance, inside a coconut or a seashell. But what I love most about all of these ideas is that they’re completely customizable and great inspiration for you to come up with something even more unique and completely your own.

I love this simple but elegant seashell pillow with just a single ribbon.

Super quick and easy DIY Sea Shell Ring Bearer Pillow. You could take this further by adding my pearls or silver gems. There are so many possibilities with seashells.

A burlap heart with an exotic flower would go over well with a rustic beach wedding.

Personally, I like the “To Have and To Hold” engraving but you could also personalize it with your names, wedding date or a monogram.

These shells can be customized for any type of beach side wedding. The ribbons can be changed to different colors, add pearls for a sleek look or perhaps fill it with colored sand.

 Love this pillow for a nautical themed destination wedding.

The seashell pulls in the ocean theme and you can customize the ribbon and tool with your wedding colors.

This was made with an actual coconut. I love the mossy look but you could also use sand (via glue applied to paper or foam) to create the top.

I created my own (with the help of my ZINK hAppy) for our Punta Cana destination wedding last November. Stay tuned for instructions!

DIY beach ring bearer pillow (1)

Jeana Shandraw

Jeana Shandraw

Rarely caught without a camera, Jeana is an adventurous traveler with a passion for people, cultures and food that has led her to 38 countries in 5 years. When she's not using her powers for social good, she enjoys photography, cooking and building LEGOs with her son. On occasion, you may also find her crocheting cute things to hide in her husband's underwear drawer.

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  1. December 10, 2014 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    My b-i-l did a seashell ring bearer pillow for his wedding and my son thought it was so cool! :)

  2. December 9, 2014 at 12:11 pm — Reply

    These are some great ideas! Love using the starfish as the pillow.

  3. December 9, 2014 at 8:01 am — Reply

    These are such cute ideas, we used a pillow we found for free on a local Freecycle group, it was very pretty and free so it was a win win back then. Now as i think about marrying again …. I am on the lookout for unique ideas like this!

  4. December 7, 2014 at 3:52 pm — Reply

    All so cute! Your making me want to renew my vows some place tropical!

  5. December 6, 2014 at 9:17 pm — Reply

    I really like the sea shell ones. Very pretty, elegant, and perfect for a beach wedding.

  6. December 6, 2014 at 4:21 pm — Reply

    These are great ideas. All of them are beautiful.

  7. December 6, 2014 at 3:42 pm — Reply

    These are such cute ideas! I like beach themes.

  8. December 6, 2014 at 11:57 am — Reply

    Such cute ring bearer pillows. We didn’t have a ring bearer at our wedding. But definitely cute pillows.

  9. December 6, 2014 at 7:36 am — Reply

    What cute ideas. I never though of anything other than a pillow.. but these are great.

  10. December 6, 2014 at 5:57 am — Reply

    Because I’m married to an islander from Guam I like the coconut idea the best. But all are fabulous ideas.

  11. December 5, 2014 at 8:24 pm — Reply

    Really cute ideas for carrying the ring. I love the first one alot

  12. December 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm — Reply

    Marvelous ideas. Loving the Punta Cana one!

  13. Tracey
    December 5, 2014 at 2:02 pm — Reply

    These are beautiful and so creative! I love the shell one.

  14. December 5, 2014 at 1:43 pm — Reply

    These are such unique ring bearer ideas. I love the coconut one. I will share this with my friend who is getting married soon.

  15. December 5, 2014 at 11:07 am — Reply

    the seashell is my favorite. I love that the inside was painted gold

  16. December 5, 2014 at 11:00 am — Reply

    We did a beach wedding so I really appreciate all these ideas! The best man just held the ring though, lol

  17. December 5, 2014 at 10:03 am — Reply

    Well everything here has such a nice and welcoming vibe. I think they’re all great choices for ring bearer pillows.

  18. December 5, 2014 at 9:11 am — Reply

    These are all so cute. My favorite is the coconut one, so clever! I don’t think we used a ring bearer pillow at our wedding…I think my Hubs just had it in his pocket!

  19. December 5, 2014 at 7:47 am — Reply

    My favorites are the first shell and the coconut. So pretty!

  20. December 5, 2014 at 3:18 am — Reply

    Super cute ideas, I love starfish, but the starfish one creeps me out a little, if you look really fast it looks like fingers in a box! LOL :-)

  21. Catherine S
    December 5, 2014 at 12:42 am — Reply

    They are all really cute ideas. I think the starfish is my favorite one.

  22. December 4, 2014 at 10:44 pm — Reply

    Those are such fun ideas! I am really loving the starfish and coconut!

  23. December 4, 2014 at 6:58 pm — Reply

    How cute are those DIY Ring Bearer Pillows! I love the starfish and the sand dollar!

  24. December 4, 2014 at 6:33 pm — Reply

    I love the sea shell idea! I can’t wait to attend another wedding, they’re so beautiful.

  25. December 4, 2014 at 5:09 pm — Reply

    I love the ring bearer items that include starfish. It think it just works perfectly for a beach wedding. Yours is really neat since it holds both rings together!!

  26. December 4, 2014 at 4:43 pm — Reply

    These are all SO much better than a boring pillow. I especially love the coconut.

  27. December 4, 2014 at 4:07 pm — Reply

    What gorgeous and great ideas! That star is beautiful and beyond words amazing!

  28. December 4, 2014 at 3:39 pm — Reply

    These are all such cute ideas. If you had a theme wedding, there are some really fun ways here to make it truly unique.

  29. December 4, 2014 at 3:08 pm — Reply

    Fantastic ideas. So hard to choose which I like the best.

  30. December 4, 2014 at 2:18 pm — Reply

    Pretty! I would love to do a destination vow renewal.

  31. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    December 4, 2014 at 2:14 pm — Reply

    I love the coconut shell one. How cute. Great ideas.

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