The ring bearer, also known as a page boy, is often seen today in traditional wedding ceremonies. The role of the ring bearer was first seen in Medieval times, when the page boys would help to carry the bride’s train. He would also be responsible for carrying a prayer book as well as the rings. Because of all of the responsibilities, the ring bearer was no younger than seven years old. Today, there is less and less responsibility put on the ring bearer. Most ring bearers carry a simple pillow with decorative rings tied down in the center with ribbon. Typically, the best man will carry the actual rings to protect them from mishap. The ring bearer pillow symbolizes good fortune for the couple and was considered a commodity in Medieval times. Honor this tradition with a beautiful ring bearer pillow from silkflowerwedding.com!
To accompany the ring bearer down the aisle, many traditional ceremonies include a flower girl. During ancient Roman times, the flower girl often carried bundles of wheat or garlic. The garlic was thought to ward off evil spirits and bring good fortune to the couple. The flower girl should be the only other lady in white besides the bride. She proceeds into the ceremony before the bride, spreading petals along the isle as she walks. A flower girl is typically between the ages of five and ten, and is often a direct relative of the bride or groom. Little sisters, cousins, and nieces are common choices for the role of the flower girl. She paves the way for the bride tossing wedding flower petals from her stylish flower girl basket. Our silk flower petals add an elegant finish to any ceremony or reception space. Use the colors of the season to make your ceremony space feel like your waltzing through a botanical garden.