The bride is always in the centre of attention of course, but the flower girl is almost certain to steal the show and get all the awws. With her rosy cheeks, you know she will be as cute as a button. But can you make her feel even more special and make the walk down the aisle enjoyable for her as well? We have compiled a list of flower girl must-haves that all your guests will find adorable and your special little guest will love. Here they are.
It goes without saying, but the dress is the most important part of the entire flower girl outfit. You can go with a traditional all-white gown that imitates the bridal dress. To make them feel like real princesses, pick a dress with a bouncy skirt with layers upon layers of tulle. Flower girl sashes and belts in the wedding theme shade will add a touch of colour. Or do something completely unexpected, like a Frozen Anna or Elsa costume dress.
Your flower girl will look like a fairy tale heroine with a flower wreath. Not to mention that these headpieces make an excellent detail in the wedding photos. Mind, though, if your flower girl is very young, chances are she will rip the wreath off her head as soon as it becomes irritating. In this case, ask her parents if a headpiece is a good idea before you settle on the idea.
This is a great alternative to traditional tossing of petals. The tossing is not as easy a task for a little girl as it might seem, but these easy to hold and pretty looking flower balls are an excellent wedding décor. Suspend them from a ribbon so they are easier to clutch. Or give your flower girl a bunch of flowers to hand out the female guests while walking down the aisle.
Flower girl basket filled with flower petals is a traditional and expected piece, but a basket filled with lollipops that match the colour of your wedding dress, or with heart-shaped ginger biscuits with your and your future husband’s initials written on top will make a nice twist. And a delicious treat.
Kids love balloons! Balloons are a cheap and very effective detail, especially for an outdoor wedding. They can be of any shape or any size, with or without an inscription. Their colour can complement the wedding theme, or you can decide to make things more interesting and do a colourful balloon bouquet. Just make sure to tie the balloons to the little one’s hand tightly. You do not want her to cry if the balloons fly away.
Instead of confetti and flower petals, the flower girl can blow bubbles as she walks down the aisle. It will be so much more fun for her than tossing petals.
If you are having an outdoor summer wedding, the parasol will not only be an effective décor piece, it will protect your flower girl from the sun and the heat, decreasing the chances that she will get restless and weepy in the middle of the ceremony.
If you have more than one flower girl, they will love the idea of carrying a floral garland between themselves. Plus, that way they will have to keep pace with each other and the whole walking thing will look more synchronised.
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