The Role of a Flower Girl?
Here are some helpful tips to help your flower girl feel comfortable in their role. Most flower girls are in their prime adorableness between the ages of 3 and 8. They are old enough to be on their own and understand instructions but still young and cute enough to make your guests generate an overall “awww” as she walks down the aisle.
Although these youngsters are heart-melting, they are sometimes quite young. The thought of walking down the isle to them can be a bit overwhelming. One of our bloggers, Taylor Heist has a younger sister and remembers that right before walking down the aisle, she froze, started to cry and refused to take another step.
To help the little ones overcome their stage fright and become more comfortable with their role we suggest that you take some time and talk to her about the wedding day during the planning process and also include her in specific pre-planning activities in order to nurture her comfort levels. The flower girl should also attend the family bridal shower and the rehearsal in order to familiarize her with the family and get excited to participate! Here are some other ways you can help.
More often than not these youngsters love being the center of attention. Taking time to acknowledge your flower girl with a thoughtful card or personalized gift is a great way to build a bond with them. Having lunch with her on occasion doesn’t hurt either. If your girl lives in a different region Skype can be a great way to build a relationship. You can draw a picture together, read a book or sing songs with her. Once she arrives for the wedding include them in all the festivities and rehearsal. This will help them get more familiar with everything and will prepare her for the walk down the isle.
Get A Dress That Your Flower Girl Will Love!
The role of the flower girl is much easier when you find an exciting dress. She is the one paving the way down the aisle for you so make sure she loves what she is wearing and looks as cute as ever. The dress doesn’t have to be white, it can be adorable to have a little girl in a pastels, bold colors or mis-matched themes when walking down the aisle. Whatever colors you choose, make sure your little one is excited to be wearing it. This will raise her confidence and make the hearts of your guests melt as she makes her way down the aisle. When selecting their dress keep in mind that kids grow! When picking out the dress remember that she may completely change in size by the time she will actually be wearing it so adjust your purchase accordingly.
Break Away From Traditions!
This role doesn’t have to carry the typical basket filled with rose petals to sprinkle down the aisle before you. Some other options like having your girl hand flowers to the guests as she makes her way down the aisle, blowing bubbles, waving ribbon wands or carrying a small bouquet or flower ball are all creative options when choosing what role you’d like your flower girl to do as she walks before you.
The Perfect Flower Girl By A First Class Wedding
Cute Flower Girl From Trish Barker Photography
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