I always love it when there are lots of flower-girls at a wedding. Often it is a bit hectic at the rehearsal with children unsure of what is going on. I always make a point of sitting and having a chat about their favourite toys so that they know me by the wedding day. No matter what happens with them at the rehearsal, I always tell everyone not to worry as, somehow, everything always turns out well on the day!
I always love the excitement of little girls. All dressed up and with their hair done. They usually take their duties very seriously, particularly the “over fives”.
Some ideas to think about for them:
Dresses: Can be mini versions of the brides or bridesmaids. Think about, though, what they will be able to wear afterwards. One wedding recently the little girls were in the cutest tulle skirts with little white tee shirts. They looked fantastic.
If you are thinking of an outside wedding, think about a little faux fir jacket or cardigan for them. They won’t want to stand still if they are freezing!
Ideas I’ve seen and loved include “flowers on a stick” with the posy mounted on a firm stick, lollipop style.
A tiny version of the bridesmaid flowers or a tiny version just for them. What about a little bouquet of violets in season? I picked these from the garden in the spring.
A basket or hoop. The basket, instead of flowers can hold the rose petals to spread down the aisle.
A little handbag. Julia made this one for a flower girl to carry.
A fairy wand …… with their initial on it.
A single rose with a long trailing ribbon.
A single balloon or a bunch of them.
And for a very little one, what about a Teddy Bear dressed in a wedding outfit to match - a sure winner with your favourite little person! Has the double benefit of a toy to entertain them for the rest of the day!
Enjoy these ideas. Send me a note if you want to chat about a Wedding Celebrant!