Whether you’re popping the question or taking the rings down the aisle, you’re going to need a ring box. Toss that boring ring box for one of these unique and exciting alternative wedding ring boxes, from a beautiful Harry Potter inspired golden snitch or cut-out book to a rose gold pocket watch or a simple red rose.
17 Alternative Wedding Ring Boxes
These alternative wedding ring boxes give you a beautiful place to stow the rings until the proposal or the “I do”s, and even act as a lovely memento of the occasion after the big day.
1) The Golden Snitch
This Harry Potter themed golden snitch ring box from Freeman Design is a work of art, and the second best gift for any Potterhead (falling just behind their Hogwarts acceptance letter). A special commission, it’s the result of over 60 hours of work and was made to double as a necklace. Not only are the words “I open at the close” hand engraved into its surface, but it also comes with “a Nimbus 2000 broomstick inspired charm which secretly doubles as the key to open it.” The name of the receiver is also engraved on the inside. Isn’t it magical?? It’s definitely one of the most beautiful alternative wedding ring boxes!
Featured above: Golden Snitch Inspired Secret Engagement Ring Box and Necklace by Freeman Design
2) The Clearest Intentions
These clear acrylic ring boxes are clean and simple, with a compartment below to add decorative accents to really make it pop. For example, below you’ll see boxes filled with maidenhair fern cuttings, and another filled with pretty flowers and twigs. Furthermore, these boxes can be etched in a variety of different styles, making them the perfect fit for any wedding theme.
Featured above: Acrylic Wedding Ring Box
3) A Vintage Book Box
This vintage inspired ring box is full of antique charm and allows you to keep the vows and rings together for the wedding ceremony.
Featured above: “A Promise Made” Vintage Inspired Jewellery Book Box
4) Within the Pages of a Book
Keeping the ring inside a book is such a beautiful idea, and especially perfect for book lovers. We love the idea of choosing a page and highlighting a special word like “happiness,” shown below, or a chapter name such as “The Unbreakable Vow” from J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Just make sure you don’t carve up your own copy, or your other half’s!
Featured above: Outdoor Library Proposal by The Yes Girls | Harry Potter Floating Heart by Virtualdistortion on Etsy
5) The Sweet Secret
The only ring box on this list that looks good enough to eat! Inspired by the French meringue, this is a great ring box for anyone who likes macarons. With so many different colour options they can fit with any colour scheme–and imagine the fun you can have if you propose to your sweetheart with this! Perhaps you can hide it within a box of real macarons?
Featured above: Macaron Trinket Boxes via The Tom Kat Studio
6) A Pocket Watch Inspired Box
These gold and rose gold pocket watch inspired ring boxes are unique and elegant ring box alternatives that are sure to impress. They’re definitely some of our absolute favourite alternative wedding ring boxes!
7) The TARDIS
Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. It seems only fitting that the TARDIS be involved in the big day, and what better way is there than this amazing ring box?
Featured above: TARDIS Engagement Ring Box from The Model Maker
8) The Droid You’re Looking For
A wedding should be all about love, and nobody has a larger heart than this little Earth class droid. Wall-E and EVA are quite possibly the epitome of relationship goals. Invite this adorable little bot to your wedding and he may just steal the show. It’s definitely one of the most adorable alternative wedding ring boxes!
Featured above: Wall-E Engagement Ring Box from The Model Maker
9) Treasure Chest
What better way to present a ring than in a treasure chest? These treasure chest boxes would be especially fitting for beach weddings, where the rings could be set upon a bed of sand and shells. And they’re not just fantastic alternative wedding ring boxes, but also cute wedding favour containers!
Featured above: Mini Wooden Treasure Chest
10) Till Death Do Us Part
This ring box is such a cool idea, and goes to show that your love won’t bend and will last for all eternity. The soft satin and beautiful wood make a luxury ring box that will easily fit into a Gothic themed wedding, but that kind of goes without saying.
Featured above: Carla and Henry’s Vintage Gothic Wedding by Beyond Artistic
11) A Mirrored Box
A pretty and sophisticated ring box idea, this mirrored box would be perfect for a glamorous wedding theme.
Featured above: Small Mirrored Keepsake Box With Lid
12) A Glass Box
Similar to the clear acrylic ring boxes, a glass ring box allows you to fill it with interesting details such as petals. This glass box also has shaped metal edges, offering a beautiful vintage finish.
Featured above: Personalised Vintage Inspired Glass Jewellery Box
13) Rose Gold Box
Rose gold is still very on-trend, and any rose gold lover will adore this modern glass box.
Featured above: Small Glass and Rose Gold Ring Box with Modern Floral Print
14) A Mini Terrarium
This geometric, rose gold, terrarium style ring box is a contemporary ring box idea that looks stunning when filled with colourful crystals or greenery.
Featured above: Rose Gold and Glass Geometric Ring Box
15) A Heart of Gold
Keep the wedding rings close to your heart with this golden heart shaped box. Understated but very beautiful.
Featured above: “XO” Modern Gold Heart Jewellery Box
16) A Pocket Sized Ring Box
This hand carved, dark wood ring box creates a timeless look and won’t feel like a dated keepsake, but a charming future heirloom. Personalise with names and a message within for extra special meaning, and choose from a variety of beautiful etchings.
Featured above: Pocket Size Wooden Wedding Ring Box with Geo Monogram Etching
17) A Beautiful Rose
For one of the most unique and beautiful ring box alternatives you might choose not to use a box at all when presenting your ring, but a beautiful flower.
Featured above: Wedding Proposal Ideas
Alternative Wedding Ring Cushions
Ring cushions are a traditional wedding ceremony accessory that don’t have to be plain and uninteresting. See some below that are far from bland–they have been remade and reinvented into beautiful, contemporary designs.
The “Eternal” Ring Cushion
This pretty “eternal” ring cushion is made from soft linen and decorated with vintage type–a very romantic gesture on the wedding day.
Featured above: “Eternal” Natural Linen Ring Cushion
A Floral Cushion
This champagne coloured, floral-inspired ring cushion is an artistic cushion in the shape of a flower, decorated with petals and pearls. It’s a clever and modern ring cushion alternative that also doubles as a pretty statement piece.
Featured above: Floral Wedding Ring Cushion
Miniature Beaded Cushion
Getting the ring down the aisle no longer has to include a great big cushion, if that’s not what you want. This pretty white, raw silk, beaded cushion is a stunning modern take on a classic ceremony accessory. Small and stylish, it’s perfect for the smaller hands of your ring bearer.
Featured above: Mini White Beaded Wedding Ring Cushion
A “Burlap Chic” Ring Cushion
A lovely, versatile, and on-trend ring cushion, this “burlap chic” cushion is perfect for all kinds of wedding themes with its rustic burlap and classic floral details.
Featured above: Shabby Chic Burlap Chic Ring Cushion
See even more beautiful wedding ring cushions in our shop, including this clever wedding date ring cushion.
Featured above: “Notable” Personalised Ring Cushion with Wedding Date Design
A Framed Ring Cushion
If you’re still after the classic ring cushion but are searching for a unique spin, look no further than this ring cushion enhanced with an ornamental vintage frame. You could also add a piece of lace to the cushion within, as shown below, for an even more beautiful alternative ring cushion.
Featured above: Vintage Wedding Ring Cushion with Ornamental Frame
Alternative Wedding Ring Dishes
Decorative dishes or plates are other stylish ring holder alternatives, and they make for special keepsakes after the wedding. They can be easily personalised with engravings for a unique, distinctive look, and you could also add some colourful flowers, greenery, or natural petal confetti to make them even more interesting.
A Porcelain Leaf
This unique and exclusive leaf-shaped plate is perfect for nature-lovers and comes with a lovely embossed pattern as well as openings in the porcelain where you can easily secure the rings (with thread) so that they don’t get lost.
Featured above: White Porcelain Leaf Dish
A Mini Vintage Tray
This ornate, mini vintage tray comes with an authentic aged white finish for an antique style alternative to a wedding ring cushion. It can even act as another of our alternative wedding ring boxes!
Featured above: Antique White Miniature Metal Ring Tray
An Angel’s Wing
And finally, this mini aged white tray is made in the shape of a feathered bird’s or angel’s wing and sits snugly in the palm of your hand.
Featured above: Feather Wing Iron Favour Dish in Distressed White
Once you have your ring box, it’s time to pop the question. Check out these fantastic proposal ideas and make the moment even more special.