Without a doubt, the most adorable and cutest addition to any wedding celebration is the flower girl. Every bride wants to have one or more of these little munchkins at her wedding. The purpose of the flower girl is to be the opening act of the bridal procession. Usually, she comes after the ring bearer or before the maid of honour, scattering petals down the aisle. Modern variations of the traditional petal tossing would be candles or confetti while carrying a flower pompom or a small bouquet. Including a flower girl in your ceremony will add a childlike innocence and a touch of charm. So, if you are planning on having one, here is everything you need to know.
Flower Girl Baskets
At your wedding, this cute little girl will walk down the aisle carrying a basket and sprinkling petals on the ground. The baskets flower girl will carry is a must-have piece for this act as it makes it easier for the girl to carry and spread them around. Flower girls along with page boys bring good luck to the grooms and the petals they leave behind them symbolise the happy path in their married life on which the newlyweds will soon embark. In those moments, the little ones feel very important and special as everyone is looking at them while walking down the aisle creating a beautiful entrance for the bride.
When it comes to the basket the flower girl should carry, it’s important to measure the aisle first. That way, you can choose a basket that’s just the right size for that space, that fits the size of the girl and is suitable for the task. Depending on your wedding theme and style, there are plenty of baskets flower girl can choose from.
Wicker baskets are a timeless classic, so if your theme is more traditional, a wicker wedding flower basket is the ideal choice. Another great choice is burlap flower baskets which are perfect for a rustic themed wedding. Crochet baskets provide a very beautiful and natural look while wire baskets are lightweight and easy for kids to carry around. If you are looking for sheer beauty, opt for a jewel-embroidered basket. There are many different basket models and design ideas, so when looking to find the perfect one consider your needs and preferences. Regardless of your choice, I’m sure the guests will love every little detail of that act.
Choosing Your Flower Girl
Flower girls are usually between the ages of four and seven, however, there is no strict rule for that. If there is an important girl in your life who is nine years old, you should absolutely have her as a flower girl at your wedding. Girls younger than four may not be old enough for this role but if you have a special girl in your life at that age it may be worth risking it. But what if you want to have more than just one flower girl? That’s okay – you’ll just add more cuteness to the ceremony. Since flower girls are usually family members like cousins, nieces or other relatives, you don’t want to leave someone important out and make them feel bad.
Before asking her to be your flower girl, your safest bet is to first discuss this with her parents. Once they approve it, you can pop the question in a more unique way. Here are some interesting ideas: you can place a gummy ring in a small box along with a card with the question written on it. Another great idea is to make a necklace or a bracelet with her name and the wedding date and give it to her so that she can have it forever. A book with pictures of flower girls is a great way to introduce a little girl to the big role she will play on your wedding day.
Say yes to her dress
Choosing the perfect dress for the little princes is a fun and exciting process for both of you. If your budget allows it and you want to buy the dress on your own – you can choose whatever you like. It’s a good idea to propose a few options to her parents so they can choose something they will feel comfortable with their girl wearing.
When it comes to dressing up your flower girl you have a few different options. One is her dress to complement your wedding gown. For instance, if you are wearing a tulle ballgown, then choose something similar for your flower girl as well. If lace is more your style then the dress of your flower girl can also include such details. Another option is to choose a dress that will match the dress of your maid of honour. A white dress with a sash in the same colour as your bridesmaids’ dress is classic. Also, you can choose the same material and colour palette as your other bridal party. Once you choose the dress, consider the hair accessories. A flower crown can be the perfect finishing touch along with the pair of sparkly shoes.
Keep in mind the age of the girl and how much she wants to be included in the ceremony. Decide whether she will be a part of the recessional or whether she will sit with her parents when she gets to the end of the aisle. She can stand next to your bridesmaids or in case she wants to sit, make sure you seat her parents somewhere where she can easily see them. This will make her feel more confident and comfortable. Last, but not least, help her have fun. Being a flower girl is exciting but it can also be a bit stressful. Make this day memorable for her as it’s for you.