You’ve been selected for a special security detail assignment. This mission will test your skills in threat elimination, dance, poise under pressure, and ability to go incognito.
Due to the special connection between you and the bride & groom, the couple has entrusted you with security of the wedding bands. The wedding bands are a physical symbol of the marriage, and Shalan & LeBraun will wear them always.
Do you have what it takes to be an agent? Should you choose to accept this invitation, you will be expected to travel and participate in fun activities for the upcoming wedding.
The safety of the rings is your number one priority and the fate of this ceremony depends on you. Additional mission details will be delivered promptly.
Now there’s an offer no young man could decline. Weddings are meant to be fun so let the young men involved in the big day live out their dreams of being an undercover agent.
My youngest brother is my best friend, and my now-husband has always know that. We FaceTime at least twice a day and it’s always the best part of my day.
We chat about school and friends, what we’ve both been drawing recently, what movies are in theaters, recent episodes of Spongebob, what we are having for dinner, countdowns till LeBraun and I are coming to visit, and whatever else you can think of.
We knew he would definitely be part of our wedding day, and the position that fitted his personality (and attentiveness) best was as our ring bearer. Although he was also technically “Our Best Person” as we are and will forever be the Best Friends Club.
A little background information: My youngest brother LOVES officers—police, firemen, and military personnel. Living in DC, he has gotten to meet and see enough officers to last a lifetime.
So we ordered him a custom ring security badge with his name and the wedding year, which was delivered in a package marked CONFIDENTIAL: TOP SECRET. Inside he found the badge along with critical mission intel, including what would be expected from him as an agent.
After a resounding “WOW!” he responded without hesitation, “YES!”
Throughout the rest of the wedding planning process, we sent him Mission Docs with tasks for him to complete and assignments we would need his assistance with. Each doc was stapled to a manila folder and marked CONFIDENTIAL.
These included everything from packing lists, travel itineraries, details about wedding-related events—all written like the mission docs in the movies.
For example for our rehearsal at the venue and dinner day, he received a mission doc with a brief schedule and assignment details for both events. Times were listed in military time of course. The doc even discussed how to play the part in order to not draw attention to yourself as an agent.
There will be paparazzi present so it’s of the utmost importance to blend in with the crowd, and to avoid blowing your cover. Attire: Aloha crisp, aka dressy casual with Hawaiian flair
All this special training and security expertise paid off when our wedding day, he carried our the assets (the rings) down the aisle in a hollowed out Harry Potter book (being a Potterhead is a requisite for Best Friends Club members) and wore his Ring Security agent badge with pride on his suit.
The following morning upon successful completion of his assignments, he received one final mission doc thanking him for his service, discretion, and promoting him to Agent 007 Spymaster—the highest honor ring security can be awarded.
Nothing could ever erase how his face radiated joy when he received his promotion! He took his role seriously. Delivering mission docs intermittently helped him feel included throughout the process and kept him focused on his role in our big day.
SHOULD YOU HIRE RING SECURITY FOR YOUR WEDDING?
We loved the chance to have some fun with our ring bearer. Ring security is a great option for boys, especially if they are slightly older than typical ring bearer age, because it gives them a better sense of the importance of their role in the big day. Plus “the costume” for the job is a suit and makes wearing one more enjoyable if you’re playing the security agent role seriously.
WHERE CAN I ORDER A BADGE?
We ordered our badge from EPoliceSupply. This site offers the largest selection of badges, insignia, metals, etc, for uniformed personnel so the quality of the badges is the real deal. Because of this, each badge can be pricey.
We selected an eagle top badge with text ribbons from Smith & Warren, and for the seal that depicted traditional balancing scales and the words "Security You Can Count On." How perfect was that?
No one else offered the quality and design we were searching for, but there are several more cost effective options, especially if you have more than one ring security agent.
As well as several options on Etsy. Just search for “ring security badge.”
THE JOB'S MORE THAN THE BADGE.
If you want to go all out for your security agents, you can find kits online that include additional security props like:
- Plastic ID badges and holders
- Ear pieces
- Briefcases (which can serve as your ring box)
- Plastic handcuffs to secure the briefcase to the agent’s arm
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